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Mr. Ronald Barkess

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Dreadful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-20

With two and a bit hours to go I’ve finally admitted defeat and given up on this book. The storyline is so weak and cheesy. I mean who’s going to bump into someone they met on a Greek island years earlier and pretend they don’t know each other? Also who can’t find a perfume that just isn’t the right scent?
The storyline is bad enough but the narration is absolutely dreadful and makes the book ten times worse than it is.
Awful, save your credit!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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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: 04-02-20

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I always think it’s admirable when the author takes the time to narrate their own work. I love stories that go back in time and then come back to the present moment. This one doesn’t disappoint and has such a lovely ending. Loved the characters as well especially Hen, John and Jake.

Tedious and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 27-05-19

I usually love Erica James’s books so was really looking forward to listening to this new one. Unfortunately it was so disappointing and not the usual type at all.

The story

Nothing really happened. It was tedious and boring and went on and on. I persevered to the end but felt like giving up many times and returning it.

The Narration

The narrator was totally unsuited to reading this type of book. The different characters voices were awful and I really think the narration ruined the book.

Wouldn’t bother buying this one. Save your credit for something better.

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Too many characters

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-02-19

I stuck with this story to the end but it was such hard going. To be honest I didn’t have a clue who was who! So confusing and complicated. Disappointing.

Appalling

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Reviewed: 03-02-19

I’ve read up to chapter 5 and I’m having to return this book. The story is so poor and the narration even worse! I can’t bare to listen to another second of it. Why is the narrator so monotone and so dreadful? Don’t waste your credit. Awful

One of the saddest books I’ve ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-01-19

As usual Amanda Prowse doesn’t disappoint but be prepared for a lot of Kleenex!

A story of love and a wonderful family with all the trials and tribulations that brings but such immense sadness when the mother Poppy Day is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Couldn’t stop crying but a wonderful story nonetheless.

Beautiful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-01-19

One of the saddest books I have ever read. Beautifully written and read by the amazing Amanda Prowse

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Such a lovely book. Really sad at times but thoroughly enjoyable. I love all Amanda Prowse’s books but I think I’ve enjoyed this one the best.

Absolutely loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Such a lovely book and some lol moments and some very sad ones too. But as usual Amanda Prowse has done herself proud. I love her books and hats off to her for narrating it herself. i thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Loved this book. Loads of twists and turns and it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Good narration too. Best book I’ve read in ages.