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An Epic Biography

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Reviewed: 21-10-19

This is a great listen. Debbie Harry is a true Punk in every sense of the word. Her life has been full of adventure, love, disaster and art. Parallel Lines is one of my favourite albums of all time and to get an insight into the way Blondie recorded, wrote and lived, is a privilege.

Having Debbie Harry narrate is the best way to experience the story.

When she starts taking about various album projects, pause play and go listen to the album on Spotify. This really helps get an understanding of how the band developed and how their music changed.

Highly recommended.

An excellent story

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Reviewed: 14-10-19

After many years of wondering and assuming various tales were true, it’s good to hear things from Andrews perspective. Respect.

A little confusing at times

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-19

Overall, this was a great story. There were a couple of confusing/sketchy escapes by the main Villain that didn’t sit well with me.

My main issue was with one of the main characters. He was narrated in the first person. It was I said this and I did that etc. It was like the story was being told from his point of view. He was then killed. This really didn’t sit well with me. It didn’t make sense. It threw the whole story.

Having said that, I have never had a best seller or had a book published. I am not even a writer so, what do I know.

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The Joe Hunter series is really good

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Reviewed: 23-08-19

This is the third Joe Hunter novel I have listened to. They are well written and keep you engaged. I would recommend the series.

It’s just a shame they haven’t recorded the whole series! Come on Audible, get your finger out.

I hope this is the first book of a new series

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Reviewed: 08-02-19

Mat Standing first appeared in the Spider Shepherd series. He made an impression on me then, and almost came across as a Terminator type of character. I downloaded this book when it came out, but kept putting off pressing the play button. When I eventually started listening, I was pleasantly surprised. The story is strong and there are no dull spots. The characters are also strong. One of the best audio books I have listened to in a while.

Appearances from Dan Shepherd and Richard Yokely really tie the plot together.

I just hope Stephan Leather decides to do some more Mat Standing books.

The language is hilarious

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-18

The book was written a long time ago but the principles still apply. Many of the paragraphs made me laugh (which is good) as did the language. The language is very 1950’s.

It is worth a listen and if you like this type of book, it will re confirm how you know you should be thinking.

I am glad this wasn’t the first Tom Bale book I came across

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

As the heading says, I really am glad this wasn’t my first Tom Bale book. If it had of been, I can honestly say, I would have missed out on his other great books like Terrors Reach and Blood Falls. Those books were outstanding.

This story is not great. It does get better towards the end but the narration left me cold. I kept drifting off and losing the plot line. Having said this, it is only my personal preference. I like narrators like Paul Thornley and Armand Schultz.

If this is your first Tom Bale experience, give the other titles a listen. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Glad to have Spider back

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Another epic tale from Stephen Leather and a masterful performance from Paul Thornley. Highly recommended.

Full of Punk Attitude

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Reviewed: 16-05-18

This book is insightful, hilarious, dark and heartfelt. William is a wordsmith and his delivery has a snarl. I love the DIY attitude of Punk and I really think this is how Mr Broad has survived. The book is awesome. It took a while to listen to though. Every time he mentions an album or a project, I paused the book, went to YouTube or Spotify and listened to the music. It helps get a better perspective on what he is talking about. One of my favourite parts was during the acknowledgements at the end. Maybe that’s just my small mind hey. Well done William, your chemistry teacher was a twat.

This really is good

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Reviewed: 15-01-18

The story keeps you engaged. It’s full of action and surprise. No endless pages of needless dialogue. Paul Thornley is the master of story telling.

If this book was a girl, I would be wanting to date her again and again.