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The narrator spoils it

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

Reviewed: 23-11-19

The narrator reads in a very strange way - tones and inflexions spoil the story. Shame as its a good book

Please remove the piano background

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

The piano is like chinese water torture - I can practically guarantee whoever added it did not sit and listen for long enough to understand its negative impact. Stephen Fry is brilliant as usual and makes the subject interesting but it is difficult to listen for very long.

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So depressing

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

Reviewed: 27-06-17

The whole book was depressing to be honest. I really enjoyed Storm over Burracombe which is why I bought this, but goodness me, it lingered way too long on the misery aspect. If you like to be depressed or if you want to follow the series in sequence, then read this, otherwise skip to the next, hopefully it is a bit more cheerful than this.

Reader makes the main character a wimp

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

This reader makes me very cross. I have read this book and the character is not a wimp but a strong character - I want to listen to the end but it is very annoying listening to the reader change the character

If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

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

Reviewed: 21-04-15

The so called heroine of this book is a total doormat, and I just wanted to shake her. I can't believe anybody would act like her and allow herself to be put upon in such a way. She is such a whinging boring character that frankly I really didn't care what happened to her. The story was also spoiled for me by the dreadful Irish accent the reader uses for the main love interest. I normally really enjoy Carole Matthews, but I would recommend that you don't waste your money on this one.

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Very good, drew me 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: 12-03-14

Enjoyed this book so much I am going to buy another DI Gilchrist novel. David Monteath read the book very believably, and I have to say I was gripped almost from the beginning - even listened to it while I was cooking, which I don't normally do. If you enjoy detective stories and like suspense in your stories then this is the book for you.

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