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Another Masterpiece, can't wait for the next one

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

This did not disappoint. Strike leads his team in a truly brilliant way, to solve a murder that never took place, and to solve another that places Robin in extreme danger again. If you have read the first three, as I have, then this is a MUST have.
The Title is a little confusing, but becomes clear towards the end. A great read/listen, with Robert Glenister mastering all the characters very well.. Buy this title, you will not be sorry you did

This is a complex and intriguing story that had me hooked and unable to stop listening

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Reviewed: 30-09-18

I started listening early in the day, but had to break off for a short while. I cold not wait to resume, and kept on until the end. Shute had a great insight into The Commonwealth, and his portrayal of the post war England, with its Socialist government, resonated well with my own life in the 50’s. I doubt if the political climate nowadays would permit some of the racial undertones, but they were sensitively handled, and well written. If you like “fantasy” mixed with reality, this book will be just the ticket. A great read.

Superb story , with brilliant narration and very moving story-line

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Reviewed: 24-08-18

My wife recommended this book, after re-reading the paper version, and I am so pleased that she did. This is my first experience of Nevil Shute, but it won’t be my last. The narrator, Julie Maisey, has an amazing range of voice characters, from the Demure gentile English Lady, to the rough Australian Lumber men, mixed with Charlie Zlinter’s mellow Czek-English. This audio book is in my top ten, and I have hundreds to pick from. If you have never tried Nevil Shute, you are really missing out. This one is a definite winner, and I have already selected In The Wet, for my next listen.

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My first venture int Tess Gerritsen. Brilliant

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Reviewed: 26-03-18

From the start to the end, the characters and plots and sub plots had me enthralled. I really enjoyed my first excursion into Tess Gerritsen, and George Guidall’s narration was excellent. I hope there will be more from Dr Toby Harper.
If you have never tried any of her books, I would highly recommend this as a starter.

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Exciting as Ever, and great to read and listen asa

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Reviewed: 30-01-18

Reading the print version was great, but listening to Peter Forbes and Anna Murray
Pronounce names like Ruairidh( roorie) , Niamh ( neeve) and Seonag ( sheeona ) , gives you a much more personal link to the main characters in this amazing novel.
The switching between narrators was, at first, a bit of a shock, and I was not sure that I was going to like it .
However, as the book progressed, I grew to like the gentle timbre of Anna Murrays portrayal of Niamh, and she also had the same convincing vocal skills of Peter Forbes, whose mastery of voice characterisation , makes listening to Peter May’s brilliant word-craft, a true pleasure.
This is my first foray into synchronizing an Audiobook with the Kindle version, and it really is most impressive.
If you have never read any other Peter May Novels, this one will surely whet your appetite. It is a great read, and a great listen, my only regret is that it is over.

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simon Vance narration excellent.

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Reviewed: 22-10-17

I love Peter May’s writing, and was dubious about a “new” narrator, after listening to many masterful performances by Peter Forbes. I was, therefore, very pleasantly surprised by Simon Vance’s performance, which was really excellent. The characters stayed true to my image ofthem, formed in the other novels , narrated by Peter Forbes. I enjoy both narrators, and will continue to enjoy further works by both Peter May, Peter Forbes and Simon Vance.
This story, has a wonderful array of plots, sub plots and characters. I recommend it as a great listen.

Started well, but got lost

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Reviewed: 15-07-17

I started listening with Enthusiasm, and persevered, but in the end I found it very hard going. Not my best buy.

Another Thrilling Masterpiece. I will certainly continue with this eries

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Reviewed: 17-06-17

My first introduction to John Milton was Book 1 in the series. This was quickly followed by Books 2 and then this one. The masterful narration of David Thorpe brings all the characters to life, which is hard to do when the narrative switches from Male to Female, and from English to American characters. Just as in Saint Death ( book 2) , the main character, John Milton, elicits sympathy and you find yourself warming to the " anti hero" as he battles on to " make amends " . If you want a great read(listen) search no further. Mark Dawson is now a firm favorite of mine, up there with Rachel Abbot, Peter May and Jeffrey Archer.

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Brilliant, Yet again Peter May holds us in true suspense

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Reviewed: 12-06-17

The characters are so well written, And Peter Forbes has such a great voice range, that I just had to keep going and listen for as long as I could manage, without getting into trouble. This is the May/Forbes duo at their best.

Brilliant, but the ending left me feeling a little cheated

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Reviewed: 07-05-17

It was a great pleasure to continue to listen to the latest Tom Douglas story, but like the previous novel, there is hopefully going to be a " novelette " sequel, which is somewhat annoying, but understandable. The sooner it gets published,the better.

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