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Really very good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-20

I often find books of this genre quite disappointing but this was remarkably good. Both the narration and story were excellent.

Gripping from start to finish

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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: 10-06-20

I initially wondered if the slightly old fashioned feel to this book was going to put me off but not at all. It has an historical tone that is authentic and compelling and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A great plot and very well narrated.

A good listen

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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: 28-05-20

I was captivated by this, in places. I did feel it veered perilously close to the 'twee' line once or twice but on the whole it was a very good listen.

A superb listen

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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: 21-05-20

I was slightly wary of starting this long and intricate book but from the first five minutes I was hooked. The narration is brilliant and the story is a masterpiece. Highly recommended, this is my all time top three.

An exciting thriller

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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: 04-05-20

This is a contemporary thriller that covers a multitude of subjects throughout its taught story-line.
I really didn't know which way it was going and I liked being steered along by the author.
The narration was good and enhanced a very good plot.

Totally gripping

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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: 26-04-20

I listened to the whole book in two days as I painted my old sash windows during lock-down and the time just flew by.
From the opening paragraph to the last line, this book had me gripped. It was obviously very well researched and the authenticity of the story and characters was astonishing.
The narration couldn't be faulted either, highly recommended.

Convincing and authentic

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-20

I thought this was a very good listen. The writing and narration skilfully captured life in the outback and portrayed a convincing sense of a long lost era that was, in places, hard to listen to. The brutal existence that these men endured in these lawless times made me appreciate the civilisation that we have now.

Very good indeed

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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: 15-03-20

I hadn't heard a Dean Koontz book before and had a sneaky feeling it might be quite naff. But no, this was an excellent listen in all respects. I loved the character driven first half, the childhood scenes and backgrounds were a real pleasure to listen to.
My only quibble was that I was disappointed when the action kicked in half way through. I had been so gripped by the individuals stories that I didn't want a typical action/thriller plot to dominate the plot.
So saying, it was a very good thriller but I would love to hear a Koontz book at didn't have any paranormal/sci-fi element to it at all.


Too long

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-20

I found this book very forgettable and rather wished it would just hurry up and reach the end. I enjoyed the first half more than the second but the rather long winded, monotonous story didn't captivate me at all.

The best yet

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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: 05-03-20

I know I said that the previous one was the best but this tops it. Not too many confusing names, a clear plot and more twists than a corkscrew.
Totally absorbing and a great listen.