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Bath, United Kingdom
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Chilly and Atmospheric!

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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: 04-10-13

The Killing Woods is a contemporary whodunit with more than one twist in the story. The narration is so atmospheric and descriptive - it moves at a really good pace and the emotions of both characters come across well. Hearing alternately from Emily and Damon is really effective at building the suspense and tension – the 2 readers work and complement each other perfectly. I am older than the ‘YA’ market this book is aimed at – but thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend to others.

Bristling terrorism thriller

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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: 01-10-13

Forsyth brings us a fast paced and well researched thriller that feels extremely pertinent due to recent events. I got through this in just two sittings, it worked really well as an audiobook and felt very visual, I’ve no doubt will be a on the big screen soon. Great narration too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Moving, shocking and completely absorbing

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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: 06-09-13


Definitely one of the best things I've listened to this year, its part historical, part thriller, part biography...... Its the entwining of the lives of two extraordinary people (extraordinary for very different reasons) that make this book so mesmerising. It really gives a sense of scale to the evil that is within living memory.

Incredible audiobook!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Amazing Story, Amazing Cast, Amazing Soundscape..

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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: 05-09-13

I was SO happy to see Audible have this now, I first heard it on the Radio and loved it, it's my favourite Neil Gaiman story, Dirk Maggs and the cast (including Christopher Lee, Cumberbatch and Natalie Dormer) bring it to life in an exceptional way. The soundscapes and effects add so much value, this is the BBC at it's best. Brilliant.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

A fast paced thriller from the great Gregg Hurwitz

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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: 12-08-13


I didn't immediately like the narration, but came round to it pretty quickly, was listening to this on my commute to work, and got annoyed when I arrived and had to turn it off. This is a cut above the rest in this genre and keeps you guessing until the end!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

When is there going to be a film?!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-13

What did you like most about Broken Homes?

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's narration is excellent

What did you like best about this story?

Though I mean this in the most positive way, this audiobook is lightweight and fun.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not so much 'scene' as I don't want to give much away, but I LOVE that it's set in London, and that it's easy for me to identify with so many of the descriptions.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's nor really an emotional book, as always there are some ok jokes, however I did find this one dragged a bit in the middle.

Any additional comments?

Start at the beginning with the set and work your way through, these are great fun, though I'd love to find out more of the WW antics of Nightingale.....

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Extremely good

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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: 29-07-13

I'd seen the film of Everything is Illuminated, so wanted to give this a listen. Because there are a few different narratives in it, and they are played out by different actors I did wonder if there was a mistake and chapter two was from a different book, however I was wrong and the alternate chapter narrations worked amazingly well.

There are loads of upsides to this story, particularly the interwoven sub plots, the only negative thing is the narrative from Oskar is definitely not from the mind of a nine year old boy, but once I'd got over that that it sounded like the mind of an odd thirty year old I loved it.


Great Audiobook, and perfectly narrated, to it's credit it is well worth a credit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

cigarettes and alcohol!

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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: 18-07-13


A complex and really interesting woman, this is an eye opening audiobook, beautifully read by William Hope, this is as much a description of the relationship between her and the ghost writer as about Ava Gardner which is what makes it so different. Highly recommended!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Strong storyline that pulls you in...

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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: 22-05-13

Great audiobook from Tessaro, loved the beautiful descriptions of 20's Paris and could almost smell the perfume....

Laurel Lefkow really made the novel come alive. Great audiobook, thanks Audible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Surreal,charming, and very.... Human!

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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: 21-05-13

This really wasn't what I expected, but I loved this Audiobook, one of my favourites so far, it's also seriously funny in places.

I can massively recommend it, however I don't want to say too much about it because I don't want to give much away. It IS SciFi, but not in a Star Trek sort of way.

Get this and enjoy it.

23 of 28 people found this review helpful