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Pleasant well developed story

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-12

A pleasant well developed story, but didn't have the pace I like in thrillers, and only just held my attention, not one that you steal time from your day for indulgent pleasure. I couldn't fault the narration or production, Saul Reichlin was excellent as always, and I love to hear him describe Italy and it's people and culture.

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Entertaining but not gripping

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-12

A good story but I just didn't get closely drawn in. The narrator was fine, but the development of the characters seemed to me to be overdeveloped, and this is one where I would have preferred an abridged form. The breaking up the book into sections for CD didn't help either. I didn't find myself making time to listen to the next section, and even considered not completing the listen. I wouldn't be in a hurry to listen to other books by this author.

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Peroni shows how it's done.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-12

With the regular crowd (Theresa, Falconi and Costa) away Peroni tasks himself with solving 2 murders, much to the annoyance of a new inspector from Milan. A must for all of you that enjoy the Rome series by David Hewson, and the splendid narration by Saul Reichlin. More please more. The cost is however a little expensive for this short story of 1hr 15 or so. An indulgent pleasure, - enjoy.

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Interesting story not the style of the Rome series

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-12

Theresa the pathologist from the 'Rome series' is the centre of the story as she looks for her missing Aunt, and is guided by mysterious letters and stories, with fact and fiction intertwined during Carnival in Venice. Whilst the stories and unfolding drama were well crafted, they were too much of a digression for me, and I just didn't get the same enjoyment as I do out of the Rome series. Whether this is because there was a different narrator, I don't know. I should say that Juanita McMahon was an excellent narrator. The comfortable style of the Rome series, just didn't seem to carry over to me anyway.

1 person found this helpful

Tense thriller

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-12

Tense thriller, that leaves you feeling hunted. At times too well described for comfortable listening, but is fast paced and as ever exceptionally well narrated. Thrilling ending.

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More please more!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-12

As ever, excellently read. An indulgent pleasure. Dark, sinister, disturbing, roller coaster of a ride with your heart (or apple in your mouth) for most of the ride. Select, download and enjoy!

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The Snowman

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-11

Come the first snow of a winter 'snowmen', or rather, snow-women appear. Harry Hole has to track down
their creator, - the Snowman. A well written story that commanded my full attention to the absolute and gripping end. As ever, Sean Barrett provides a great delivery of the characters especially the laconic troubled detective genius of Harry Hole. A fine indulgent pleasure, ideal for the quiet moments over the festive period, though there are some very dark moments, beloved by the Scandinavian writers. Do listen to the Harry Hole series in order. I was a little disappointed that the book in between the Redeemer and the Snowman, namely the Devil Star, hadn't been released. Though it has NOW!!!!!!!!! I wish Audible took more effort over flagging up the sequence order in series, and give some idea of the publication dates for books that would bridge gaps in series. Audible please take note.

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Another masterpiece!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-11

A second book by Connor Fitzgerald featuring Commissioner Blume. A bit of a slow burner, but well crafted story, that entertains. Superbly narrated as ever by Saul Reichlin. A real pleasure to listen to.

7 people found this helpful

Slow burner, but thrilling finish

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-11

First audiobook I have heard from Jo Nesbo, and it won't be my last. Persevere with the initial stories of the Eastern front, it does all come together at a thrilling end. I look forward to hearing more about Inspector Harry Hole. I enjoyed the story and the narration. Not quite a Stig Larson story, but does merit comparison.

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Engaging but not thrilling lifestory

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-11

An engaging life story of Han Olafson, which intertwines the burdens of his early life in Sweden, with those of his later life in Africa. From this author I expected more of a thriller, but it is not that sort of book. Engaging, but not thrilling, and not one I would listen to again. As ever superb narration by Saul Reichlin.

3 people found this helpful