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WELL PACED THRILLER

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-19

i have read or listened to many thrillers of this type and enjoyed some of them. This one is the best. The author has chosen to stick to facts about the virus Ebola. The tension builds up slowly and the ending, though fiction, is acceptably logical. a clever twist. It is a chilling account of what could happen at any time and the question is, are we prepared.

The length of the book is unusually short (5 hours and 29 minutes), but it is well worth the listen. Everything that needed to be said, was said and I was sorry it came to an end. Will be looking for something else by this author.

ENJOYED THE STORY AND THE HISTORY - WELL RESEACHED

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

Reviewed: 10-09-19

I enjoyed this audiobook, although I did battle with the Irish accent at times. I also had a few problems with the quality of the recording. Anyway, overall I found the story gripping and full of tension. I knew little of the mental institutions and the horrific methods used, not only in Ireland, but all over the western world, The story itself is exciting, not always plausible, however I did enjoy it enough to finish it and recommend it.

ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-19

I chose this audio book because I am South African but have lived in Italy for 35 years thus an accurate report, in the form of a novel really intriqued me. The information I have verified and found it to be sadly true. I did not, however finish the book. I abandonded it 30 minutes before the end owing to the flow of foul language!! This too is probably exactly how certain people speak. The writer is a jouralist and the style is sharp and interesting.

GOOD IDEA FOR A STORY - BAD STORY

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

Reviewed: 09-07-19

The end result of what could have been a good story, ended up as a long car/plane chase. If you enjoy endless baddies nearly getting the goodie, buy the audio book. Even the narrator, whose name appears to be Italian, pronounces Fiat as Fee Art!!! The author should also know that the star of the show, the virus, should have more info in general about viruses. By the way, no virus kills in seconds of contact. There is no tension in this so-called thriller. Bad Germans, dodgy Vatican employees, etc., but we have a beautiful heroine. Hopefully she doesn't die. I'm not listening any further to find out. Still have two hours to go but life's too short to carry on.

EXCELENT AS USUAL.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-19

The Ruth and Nelson combo are always a hit. The story is credible and the history is interesting. The characters are realistic and in short, I enjoyed yet another Ruth Galloway Mystery.

Brilliant thriller!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-04-19

Keeps you wondering all along! Not a dull moment! Enjoyed this story more than the usual psychological crime story! Narrator very good!

UNABLE TO FINISH THIS STORY

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Although it started well, full of mystery and atmosphere and very well-written and narrated, the length of the story got to me. There was a lot happening and eventually I found my mind wandering. Too many sub-plots. I feel bad only giving it 3 stars, but as I gave up on the last 3.5 hours, I can't give it more.

BEST SELF-HELP BOOK EVER

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Reviewed: 17-01-19

This is not your normal self-help book. I have tried many. This is different, mainly because it focuses on the journey and not the destination. The advise given is truly remarkable and I wonder why I didn't think of it myself. I am listening again as I was driving and couldn't jot down any notes. I have also ordered the book from Amazon as I would like to go slower and absorb the information, which is NOT overwhelming. I am grateful to James Clear for having written this little gem.

EXTREMELY WELL-BALANCED STORY - WELL WRITTEN

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-08-18

The story is paced so well, with twists and turns that never go over the limit of probability. It held my interest to the end and I will find another audio book difficult to match this one. The narrator, Sean Barrett is my favourite and I often buy a book because of the narrator. An excellent tale well worth the credit.

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I bought this audio book because I like courtroom dramas. What a disappointment!!! The story started off quite well but got worse and worse with unbelievable characters and a way over-the-top serial killer. When I kept listening just in case it got better, it got worse. So so stupid. Never again.

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