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Wandering Far

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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: 01-01-20

The work is undeniably good, and I wanted to enjoy it as much as the first two but I was a little tired of so much war! I need to take a break from the fighting and listen to something cosier and happier before braving the rest of the saga! Two more to go!

Gory Damn Good

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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: 01-01-20

I'm hooked and am going to have to go on to the next! What a saga!

Stirring Tale of the Multiverse

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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: 01-01-20

The scope of this series of books is extraordinary. The author drops us into a whole new society. Book One introduces us to a cast of great characters as a fierce class system comes to blows in a fabulously imaginative setting. It's tough and full of violence but the strength of the narrative carried me through as did the terrific narration. Couldn't wait to get into Book 2.

Confused and Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-01-20

While the authors of this book seem to want to illuminate the veritas of Dan Brown's Books - and I listened with interest - there didn't seem to be a beginning, middle and end. I think it was me, but I didn't learn anything new.

Doesn't Disappoint

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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: 01-01-20

Stieg Larsson continues to excite his readers and listeners as he powers his great cast of characters through to a satisfying resolution. It's not quite as stirring as the first two novels but still full of innovation, twists and reverses to keep us on our toes. How I wish there were more Salander adventures. There are more but from the pen of another author who has tried to take the series forward but I'm so grateful Audible has a book return option...

Another Cracker

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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: 01-01-20

Stieg Larsson does it again as he follows his fascinating heroine through another set of cracking adventures. Characters brilliantly crafted and observed. Another book with modern themes destined to become a classic. Loved it!

A Heroine for All Time

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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: 01-01-20

Lisbeth Salander is a 21st Century heroine that can't help but capture one's imagination. She's modern, unusual and captivating. Splendid characters, surprising plot twists, fascinating psychology, adventure, mystery - it's all there - lovingly narrated in Saul Reichlin's gravelly voice. I couldn't wait to listen to the rest of the 'Millennium' series.

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Oh...Great Concept...Too Long?

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

Reviewed: 23-12-19

Japan way back in 1799 - great backdrop with interesting characters and concept and I hung on in there until the end...which was a long time coming and not totally satisfying I have to say. Having just looked him up, I am not surprised to find that he has been a Man Booker Prize contender - it makes sense - they so love books that are difficult to read. So while Mitchell is described as a wunderkind...I felt I deserved a wunderkind title getting to the finish line...

So Clever!

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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: 23-12-19

This is my second most favourite Robert Harris novel after Pompeii. How he captures the excitement, intrigue and ambition of the Vatican. I felt as if I was there - all the characters so believable. The plot full of excitement, pathos and devilment. Totally Brilliant. Don't miss it!

A Magical 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: 23-12-19

This clever, imaginative writer has used magic as a way to shine a light on the vagaries of human beings. What a book. Read by one of my favourite narrators with his usual flair, humanity, precision and confidence. It's a big book and I loved every moment of it. And yes it is about a Golem and a Djinn, so those who don't care to imagine beings beyond the realm of our physical sight may miss out. Glorious - AND - I just discovered the author published a sequel last year. It's not currently available on Audible. So, please, please George Guidall and Audible - please can you produce it?