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Interesting storyline

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-20

Enjoyable story with a few twists. Narrator was ok, though did gabble quite a bit, and constantly sounded in a rush to get the story over with.

Heartbreakingly powerful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-20

Such an intensely deep story. I found it hard to believe it wasn’t a true story.
It was such a powerful and believable tale that in some parts I was openly crying. So glad I wasn’t listening to this on public transport or with other people around! They would think someone had died! I am wholly moved by this, and would recommend it, but only to those that could bear to hear the torments she went through during and after her abduction. I certainly need something more lighthearted for my next book, but will look for more from Roxane Gay.

Enjoyable Mark Greaney

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-20

I do enjoy the Gray Man! He’s always getting in scrapes and miraculously gets out of them. Lots of action and twists.
Great story, good narration. Look forward to the next one.

Utterly heartbreaking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-20

It’s always hard to believe a woman could be so gullible and allow herself to be controlled like that, but it’s so true! You find yourself shouting at her, but having experienced a milder version of a controlling man myself, I can believe it. It brings out all sorts of emotions, but it did make me feel sick when I know that this sort of thing does happen, too often!
Good story, well written, and well narrated.

Weird!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-20

I can’t say I liked this story. It was about a nasty confused child and what she grew up into. I kept hoping it would get better!
The narration was good, and it was interesting to hear the story from the perspective of the main characters of the book, but overall, I did not enjoy it, and am glad it’s finished!

Good story, not so great narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-20

I like Tony Park books, but again I'm not keen on the narration. Accents were terrible, and pronunciations made me cringe. His tone throughout was uninteresting, and I found myself repeating things more realistically. I found it frustrating, which is why its been a while since I last listened to one of Tony's books.
I seriously wonder about who chooses the narrators for these books. Why can't they find someone who knows a little about the names in the country. There must be some narrators who have lived in Southern Africa who could give a more realistic rendition!

Hard to get into

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-19

I have mixed feelings about this book. It took a long time to get going, and at the beginning I did wonder if the wrong book was being sold as this one. I found it a chore to continue the story, and am not hugely impressed. I probably won’t continue the series

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A complex story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-19

I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy this. I’m not really keen on period pieces.
It took a while to get going, and I did get a little impatient at times, but the scene setting took quite a while to get there.
I do prefer much more pacy storylines, but this was quite enjoyable, and well narrated in a tone befitting the era.

Good story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-19

A good story, but an annoying narration. It may seem petty, but he dropped his ‘t’s throughout, which really got on my nerves, and I found myself constantly correcting him! I can understand it in some of the dialogues in the book, but I thought it was unnecessary in the descriptive passages, and general storyline.
I’ve heard David Thorpe read other books, and never heard it so distinctly as in this one.
Apart from that, I did enjoy the book.

Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

Couldn’t wait to listen to this after the first two in the series, and wasn’t disappointed!
Great pacy story with plenty of intrigue.

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