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Brunch of depressed Mancs

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Reviewed: 03-11-19

Jesus these stories were so depressing i wasn't sure if i should wade through to the end or stick my head in the gas oven! Didn't like any of the coppers and the subject matter was hacknied and miserable wont be getting any more from this writer

His best

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Reviewed: 31-10-19

I like his other stories but this one is head and shoulders better. The characters and level of humour in this one are great. I really enjoyed this book through out!

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Great fun

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Reviewed: 27-09-19

It reminded me of Jane Austin at her best and most humorously cynical. Odd that although you feel for the heroine you symutaniously want to punch her in nose. Enjoyed it immensely.

That rare thing a genuinely funny book

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Reviewed: 24-09-19

One of those books that are perfect for cheering you up. I loved the characters and the book itself was odd but not enough to be described as surreal. I'm not sure why, because the subject matter and the times they are set in are very different but it reminded me of Three Men In A Boat. It has that same gently funny quality. The reason i found it was I was searching for books that were read by this narrator so it goes without saying i thought he was excellent!

Hummmmm!

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Reviewed: 15-08-19

I'm not a millennial or a raging liberal so I found this book irritating much of the time. For instance one of the main protagonists has been brought up by a gay couple and is annoyed by people asking about this or really expressing anything other than total acceptance. It's seems that to ask about such an unusual thing makes you some kind of crass bumpkin. This, to me, is unreasonable if i told someone I was a human cannonball, which has about the same likelihood of someone in their 20's being brought up by two men I would expect people to be surpised and inquisitive. Although he doesnt appear much Jack Parlabane's influence is still strongly felt. I have long thought this character has been developing into a preachy old fart and I fear Mr.Brookmyre is joining him. Won't be reading this author again

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Yet another amazing story

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Reviewed: 18-01-19

Totally different genre for Mr.Blackmore but he aces it. All i can say is if you like action and adventure with a bit of gore and tons of intrigue then this is the book for you. Great characters you really care about and humorous dialogue. He writes really well which unfortunately is becoming quite rare. I love this author

Funny and full of gore

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

I know a lot of the other reviewers are less than complimentary about the narrator and I know what they mean but give him a chance. I started listening to this straight after listening to mountain man and it's a bit of a shocker to go from RC Bray to PJ Ochlan. The thing is the longer you listen the more you get pulled in to this truely great story and Mr. Ochlan style of narration. He's very good at voices and has a great way of delivering the humour in this book; I actually laughted out loud a couple of times, which doesnt happen very often with action/horror books. Really give it a try

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Great story

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Reviewed: 13-01-19

I've heard this narrator reading the Mark Tufo books and honestly cant imagine anyone else doing them but i don't think he's the right person for this author's work. He isnt bad exactly but he doesnt bring out the humour. I've listened to the Mountain Man series and the Boatman and both of those narrators were better at picking up the humour in the story. Love Keith C Blackmore, his work is full of humour, great characters and suspenseful action. If you like Mark Tufo you like this guy

Humours and horrible

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Reviewed: 05-05-18

Its easy to find books that make you want to barf but finding ones that even make you smile is quite tough. Finding ones that do both is very rare. This is one of those.

Great story

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Reviewed: 12-03-18

Enjoyed the twists and turns. Entertaining book, in no way deep or thought provoking but a great choice for a holiday read.

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