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Brilliant in every respect .

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Reviewed: 21-12-17


I have listened to this book 3 times as I enjoyed the context and pace of the story so much. Great narration!

Another excellent book by Karen White.

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Reviewed: 25-02-17

Enjoyed the story very much although it is over sentimental in places. I particularly liked the American context of the narration and the drama that takes place in the Georgia area.

Fascinating!

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Reviewed: 23-01-17

Gripping story set in the context of modern India. Loved it! I enjoyed the cultural and religious background of this book. The insight into the abuse of young girls by unscrupulous men was frightening but interesting and perhaps reflects the grooming of young women in todays Britain.

Touching and thought provoking!

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Reviewed: 17-01-17

Totally loved every aspect of this wonderful story. it is beautifully read and the characters come to life.. Wonderful exploration of personal relationships, developing sexuality, hopes and disappointments.

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Difficult to follow

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Reviewed: 14-12-15

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This book should have been great. I chose it to read while I was visiting the states described in the novel. In parts it was intersting and had potential but I found it very disjointed and in the end gave up on it.

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 27-08-15

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A compelling story looking at the impact that a single decision made in a moment can totally change lives. A facinating drama that is set against a wild and desolate environment. The tale is beautifully written and narrated. The reader/ listener is quickly drawn into the emotional context of the narrative.

Very disappointing

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Reviewed: 09-07-14

What would have made The Long Song better?

I suspected that I might find this reading difficult before I chose it as one of the readers, Andrea Levy, has a strong accent and I struggle to follow this easily. However, as I have loved all Andrea Levy's other books I eventually decided to give it a try especially as the story is about her life and experiences. I have started the book 4 times but not been able to finish it. the heavy accent was so hard going that I could not concentrate and kept losing the thread of the tale. I just had to give up.

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Sensitive and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 18-02-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The Rosie Project is not my usual read but I was persuaded by other reviewers to give it a try and I am delighted that I did. It is a sensitive and empathetic account of how Don sets about finding a wife. As Don has very precise requirements about everything and has little understanding of compromise or the impact his comments have on others his task is a little daunting. I laughed at the list of qualities that a prospective wife would need! It would be difficult to work with Don as a colleague or friend but clearly he has the ability to laugh at himself and a determination to succeed. He also demonstrates great kindness to his elderly neighbour Daphene. All this endears him to a colleague and his wife who support and help him in his endeavors. Don does reflect the characteristics of someone with 'asperger's syndrome', not least because he does not recognise it in himself, but instead of this book being depressing it is uplifting and it has enabled me to better understand and appreciate others with Don's approach to life.

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Compelling reading

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Reviewed: 18-02-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Another fast moving and gripping read by Michael Robotham at his best. If you are new to this writer you will not be disappointed and if you you have read any of his previous work you will know what I mean. The story is brilliantly narrated by Sean Barrett who brings every characters to life whether he is a psychotic killer or a school girl. The narrative is original in its emphasis on how the human mind works and how it can be understood and manipulated by those with high degrees of knowledge and skill. It also explores jealously and revenge and the impact of these on both the perpetrator, his victims, their families and those who work to protect society. The writer takes the reader on a real roller coaster ride where the outcomes remain uncertain until the end.

'Gripping from start to finish!'

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Reviewed: 04-02-14

Would you listen to Say You're Sorry again? Why?

I had difficulty putting this book down. It felt very realistic while demonstrating great evil. There was so much detail in the book that I have listened to it twice and enjoyed it as much the second time around when I was not concerned with 'who did it'. Therefore I was better able to absorb subtle details and the excellent structure of the story. This is the second book I have read by Michael Robotham and have bought another one as I enjoy them so much. I felt this one was marginally better than 'Watching You' although it was very good. Sean Barrett is an excellent narrator and manages male and female roles equally well. His performance of Jo O' Loughlan, a criminal profiler, is particularly excellent and keeps the story flowing well.