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So good I listened twice !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-15

Would you listen to Black Rabbit Hall again? Why?

Yes and I did. Not usually something I do but it was just so good. A lot to take in in one sitting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Rabbit Hall?

All of it really. It was so listenable

What about Antonia Beamish’s performance did you like?

Narration was excellent which is probably the reason I enjoyed it so much. Sometimes you get a great book but voice is terrible. It got me searching for other books Antonia Beamish has narrated.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gentle but gripping. Thought provoking. Sadness tinged with madness.

Any additional comments?

I hope we have more from this writer soon.

3 people found this helpful

Excellent. Entertaining.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-12

I love biographies but some can be just self indulgent me me me! This however is a really, really good read. You don't have to be a Duran Duran fan to enjoy this book. It is an honest account of becoming a 'popstar' and all the stuff that comes with it , some good, some not so good.

The story really flows and was beautifully read by the author himself. He had an excellent way of changing his voice just slightly to become his Dad, his Mum, Simon "Charlie" Le Bon, in fact all the characters in the book. Cleverly done. I hope this isn't a one-off. He has the talent for writing. Fiction next time ? Looking forward to it !

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The Girl You Left Behind cover art

Outstanding. If I could I would give this 10 stars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-12

Having read 'Me before You' (another must-read) I couldn't wait for the arrival of Jojo Moyes next book 'The Girl You Left Behind'. It was lovely to be able to read her prequel novella 'Honeymoon in Paris' which takes place a few years before the main story. 'The Girl you left behind' is full of romance, intrigue and is at times heartbreaking and thought provoking. It flows beautifully between the main characters, Sophie and Liv, a century between their lives, without losing the thread whatsoever.

I worry sometimes that the voice of the Narrator may let a book down but I can't think that anyone could have done a better job than these two females who made an outstanding book into an outstanding listen. Not easily done and I would think Jojo Moyes is overjoyed with the result.

I have now read/listened to all of her books and can only say she just gets better and better.

I am about to start it all over again. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you so much Jojo.

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