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A book with hidden depth

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

This starts as a delightful light novel but slowly you peel off layers and discover there is more, much more to the story.

WOW!

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

I love the Shetland series from Ann Cleeves. Having visited the island I feel she reals brings to life the atmosphere of the place in her books and this is helped so much with the fantastic reading in this story by Kenny Blyth. His accents are great and the pace is just right.
There are so many twists in the story that I absolutely did not see the ending. It was also great to learn more about some of the characters that I knew from the later Shetland books.

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Great book

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Reviewed: 28-06-18

This book is great and gives the history of the UK greatest PM in a different and so interesting way. It is so hard to put down and is wonderfully read. It is obviously read by an admirer of Churchill who sees him warts and all but still loves him. The narrator is great but the writing is so Boris Johnson I kept wishing he had read it himself. How lucky at that awful time in history Great Britain was to have Churchill. The part about his funeral I remember so well.

Humanity and inhumanity

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Reviewed: 26-06-18

This book show how different people can be- kind caring loving in a time of horror and hate. With tears in my eyes I listened to the last chapters remembering my visit to Warsaw and the museum and former prison there. Everyone should read this book which told gently and in an atmosphere of kind shows how hate invaded the city of Warsaw and the world.

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Fantastic book

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Reviewed: 21-06-18

So easy to listen to but thrilling, if you did not know it truly happened you would think it an adventure story

Struggled with this one

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Reviewed: 15-04-18

I have always enjoyed Mankells books but to be honest I struggled with this one. I finished it but have been left with an unsatisified and somewhat depressed feeling - it seems death just invades the whole book and even the wonderful reading of Sean Barrett does not lift the dark atmosphere.

Different to what I expected

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Reviewed: 20-03-18

I have to admit that at times I thought about giving up on this book but once finished I am glad I continued with it. The pace is slow and it is so different to the others written by Henning Mankell, of course the wonderful performance of Sean Barrett added to the atmosphere of the story. There is though an atmosphere of impending death about the whole book but it does have an unexpected twist at the end.

War and horror

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Reviewed: 11-08-17

This well researched book is full of horrendous detail. It is very well read. A must if interested in WWII.

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Fantastic production of well loved stories

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Reviewed: 26-03-17

The well known stories are so well read by Stephen Fry and his forewords are interesting. Although I disagree with him on one thing Benedict Cumberbatch will never ever be Sherlock Holmes for me. It will always be the wonderful Jeremy Brett.

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a real heroine

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Reviewed: 01-03-17

this book tells the story of an Australian woman who helped the French resistance showly so much bravery. I just cannot understand why I had never heard of her before even though I had read so much about WWII