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Sadness

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Reviewed: 14-07-20

A sweet, dark and tragic love story. The narrator’s voice was like music to the writers notes.

Warm Tuscan Sun

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-20

If you’re isolating, on furlough, having a staycation or just in need to feel the warmth of the Tuscan sun, this lovely novel is for you. The audiobook is well performed as well.

So interesting

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Reviewed: 18-07-19

Very educational and wonderfully narrated. A fascinating book that will intrigue you with the complexities of our genetic history

Maybe I’ve Grown Up Now

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Reviewed: 08-05-19

I’ve been reading BEE since Less Than Zero was released and I was still a rich, pretty young thing in Los Angeles, that fit perfectly into any of the pages I was reading. I’ve just ordered White and realised Imperial Bedrooms has been on my list for years and I had never gotten around to reading it.

Less Than Zero was full of reality for me, Imperial Bedrooms isn’t. All the vapid, violent, drug fuelled rape was just too over the top for me. The only thing that kept me going was Andrew McCarthy’s narration.

Who has BEE turned into? I’m a little bit worried about reading White now.

Superb

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Reviewed: 04-05-19

Another wonderful Shardlake by the masterful CJ Sansom. The narration is also absolutely excellent. A wonderful plot and characters mixed with historical intrigue makes this a very pleasurable experience.

Gripping

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Reviewed: 19-08-18

This isn’t a piece of literature that will live through the ages, but it’s is gripping page turner that will keep you engrossed through out. The crisis that takes the President on a wild ride is thought provoking to say the least. I must say that the President’s speech is pure President Clinton. It makes me miss him all the more and makes me wistful for times when we had an eloquent, orator who could speak across generations, and social strata, in office.

So Hard To Follow

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

The storyline is very intriguing and at times I felt like maybe it was finally gathering momentum. It just never happened. Very difficult to follow. The narrators voice is beautiful and characters were defined enough but I couldn’t tell when it was changing chapters let alone time periods.
I honestly have no idea what happened in the end? Did they find The murderer? Is Hawksmoor delusional? I couldn’t tell you.

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A lovely book. Looking forward to visiting Denmark

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Reviewed: 23-04-17

If you're interested in maximising your happiness, the Danes can help. This lovely, affectionate story really made me want to visit Denmark, and incorporate more of the Danish lifestyle into my own life.

Magnificent

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Reviewed: 29-10-16

Another brilliant instalment in the Shardlake series. I hope we get a seventh. Utterly captivating!

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Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed: 05-04-16

As brilliant as you'd expect.

Sure there are some common features with its predecessors, and also some repetitive plot devices. But, again, the weaving of plot, characters and historical intrigue is utterly captivating.