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I feel disapointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-19

I was looking forward to this one, having listened to all the previous Hill/Jordan books. But I am left with the feeling that I have been listening to a bunch of short stories with no real substance. I guess the series has come to an end.

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Ahrg, that was painful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-19

I had read the reviews before I purchased the book, so I felt I had to listen all the way through. That book was way too long, with no real substance.

The four-year-old sounds just right

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-16

What did you like most about Every Vow You Break?

I had to force myself not to listen from start to finish in one long go.

Any additional comments?

I read the reviews from others before I puchased this book. Most of them mentioned the four-year-old child, whose language was too forward in their oppinion. I disagree. I have a granddaughter who turned four this spring, and compared to her this little boy sounded just right, maybe even a little immature for his age.

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Not quite up to Lofts' usual standard

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-16

What did you like most about A Wayside Tavern?

I love stories set around a building or a place, and going back in time. Nothing beats Norah Lofts House trilogy, but A Wayside Tavern is a short short version of that type of story.

What did you like best about this story?

Difficult to say. I can't realy point to any place in the novel. It all rushed by somehow and melted into one pot.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

I liked his Adam, a kind and thoughtful man. Keebles voice sounded just right. I always enjoy Keeples narration of Norah Lofts characters although his version of a kitchenmaid in A Wayside Tavern sounded just a little bit too naive-countrygirl. I say this with a grin on my face.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

I wished Norah Lofts had made this novel into a trilogy. I felt, after each period, that there was more to tell. It felt like pacing through time and history, even like without a thread apart from it being the same family keeping the tavern.

Enter the world of fantasy

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

What disappointed you about A Game for All the Family?

Everything! It was sooo unbelievable, none of the characters came even remotely close to real life people. The plot was bonkers. The end was a relief. I join the woman who, in her preview said, she only kept on to the end because she disliked not finishing a book.

What will your next listen be?

I'll go back to wellknown grounds for a while after this one. I do have a couple of Sophie Hannah books and I wanted to give her a chance. Not anymore.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was ok. No way she could have saved this one anyway.

What character would you cut from A Game for All the Family?

Justine

Any additional comments?

I lost count on all the times I yelled out loud "Arh come on! You're kidding me!" during the listen.

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Mindblowing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Would you listen to Fred and Rose again? Why?

Yes. Beacuse I listen to all my audiobooks more than once. With this one it will be a while though. Only because it's facts and not fiction.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fred and Rose?

Halfway through I felt kind of more openminded towards the couple. Their upbringing was hard listening to. I don't believe anyone is born evil. But I forgot all about that as the story progressed, They were evil.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Oliver – was your favourite?

In this case I don't have a favourite. Jonathan Oliver did a good job, though, all the way through.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to pick one.

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Like a spool of thread

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, not really. Too many other recommendable books.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It could have been shorter. Sometimes the scenes dragged out, I stopped paying attension

Which character – as performed by Laurel Lefkow – was your favourite?

Harriet

Any additional comments?

The ending...I woke up. It ended like a spool of thread: Suddenly, with nothing solved, no conclusion. This was a story about people. No more, no less.

Didn't quite get it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-15

What did you like most about The Risk of Darkness?

The versaltility in following different people with different problems.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Risk of Darkness?

None really

Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favourite?

Can't remember

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. I do engage in the books I read or listen to. But I felt at a loss. Probably because I missed out on books 1 and 2 in the series. I was surprised when I noticed - finally - in the description that Audible recommends I read the first books, when book 2 - and I believe - book 4 are not available. I will try with one more in the series though.

Back in good company

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-15

Would you listen to Splinter the Silence again? Why?

Yes. Mostly because I relisten to most of my audiobooks. But also because this series is one I return to ever so often.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Splinter the Silence?

Can't think of any specific, but I like Tony being more confident in Carol's company

What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

Well, he has been there throughout the series so....But hi's accents sometimes makes the characters sound american.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I DID listen to all in one setting! Did my chores afterwards LOL

Any additional comments?

The plot/story was weak and only tolerable because of the previous books. Not quite up to my expectations of Val McDermid

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Become a part of the House

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

I found this book ages ago, when I was 20, in a box in the attick. Noone knew where it came from. It was in english and very difficult english at that. I started reading it (I'm danish) and when I got to the end I started again. Over more than three decades I read this book about once a year, I got caught in it every time. Eventually I bought the two following books on a trip to London. Loved them too, but Martin Reed's tale is the most exciting.
I love Martin, the founder of Old Vine. He went through asome very rough years and events before he built the house. There is so much history in these books and so many different caracters.
The Town House is the one book I would bring to a dessert island. If I could bring more than one, I would also bring The House at Old Vine, The House at Sunset - and the Harry Potter books.

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