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Ruined by narration style

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-20

I don’t know if the narrator was given a direction to follow but it has made the audiobook unlistenable. Wish 4thEstateBooks had used either the first or second narrator for #TheMirrorandtheLight The new one sounds like a bad actor from Eastenders when speaking as Cromwell. Harsh critique I know but it is quite a change from the approach in the first two audiobooks. Also names of characters pronounced differently from the previous books, which is a bit jarring as well. Have been waiting months for this release and am desperately disappointed. Have abandoned it and opting to read the hardback instead.

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The next lovely book you are looking for...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-19

This is such a wonderful book - a joy to listen to. Really well read by the narrators. The story pulls you in right from the beginning, making you chuckle all through the first chapter and as it tipped into second chapter I was hooked! There are so many wonderful characters really well woven together about whom you want to hear more as the book progresses. You find yourself really caring about what happens to them. I absolutely loved it. A real find of a book!

Nice story - great narration

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

Enjoyable book - good characters, story and dialogue. Great narration from Nicola Victoria Vincent as ever.

Villanelle: Hollowpoint cover art

Love this book but audible version missing forth chapter

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

For some reason this audio book is missing the forth chapter in the written version. Which was very confusing when moving onto No Tomorrow. Have bought kindle version to read but really poor adaptation into audio book by missing a crucial chapter of Hollowpoint

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Brilliant story wonderfully read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I’ve become a big fan of Cari Hunter’s storytelling and writing style. She’s become my favourite crime writer. I also love Nicola Vincent’s perfect narration, so I was eagerly waiting for this to come out on audible.

It lived up to all my hopes! Another properly good story with a real feel of authenticity and lovely touches in the prose. Refreshing free of cliché or plot contrivances and real humour that had me chuckling along with main character. Can’t wait for the next one!

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A big funny hug (with tea and custard creams) of a book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I had a lovely time listening to this book. It will make you laugh great big snorts of a laugh and will make you feel a bit better if you’re having a less than brilliant day. It’s candidly marvellous.

Good story

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Reviewed: 21-12-16

Good story well read - love this series of books- got me through a nasty cold

A wonderful story beautifully read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-16

Oh I loved this book so much! It's quirky and beautiful. The characters shift over the course of the story in such an enjoyable way, I was sorry to leave them at the end! They are a slice of life that feels just round the corner from where I live. Nice to see lesbian and gay characters in the mix there too. The language in the writing is so gorgeous that I don't think it will be a one time listen!

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Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This is an amazing book! Well deserving of all its praise! Half way through I had to remInd myself it was written by Hilary Mantel, as Thomas Cromwell's voice is so well written. Simon Slater's narration is a joy, I wished he'd been commissioned for the sequel, Bring Up The Bodies.