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Hypnotic!

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-11

While I cannot say this was one of my favourite books I did have to carry on and read/listen to it. I found that it was extremely violent, too much so and the accent of the detective was irritatingly stereotypical Scandanavian!

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Does not disappoint

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-11

I have read all of the series, and have been waiting for this one eagerly, although have not listened to one before. As the previous I find the stories and the development of people fascinating, even though some are probably just fiction. Whatever, it is all most enjoyable. If this is the first you have come across then go back to the beginning and the Clan of the Cave Bear. I shall now been re-reading them all!

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Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-11

This is an amazing story. At the beginning I felt incredible anger towards 'Old Nick' that he could do this to anyone, but later the tale almost becomes funny as well as moving at the development of Jack in the Outside. Hope I'm not giving too much away!

Fantastic but......

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-10

I must admit I picked this without knowing a thing about it, mainly because there was a lot of listening to it! But I was hooked it has held me riveted for days and this morning I finished it but..... it stopped so suddenly that is has left me hanging, I sure hope there will be a follow up book, maybe there already is one I shall have to look. But if it is the only one it left a lot of questions unanswered, but otherwise a thundering good listen!

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Thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-10

As always a story about a subject that is often much in people's minds, but from a different aspect. And I never saw that ending coming......

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Fascinating and eerie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-09

This is an excellent book, with a bit of everything - mystery, other-worldliness, romance, children, and I have to say very silly adults. I felt that 'Sylvie' the drowning girl in question was far more mature than her mother, and perhaps you could synmpathise with the fact that she had 'ended up' with her instead of the original family. But an excellent read any way.

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Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-09

I have enjoyed all of Bryce Courtenay books that I have read but this is the best so far. Not only a fascinating story about Jessica but all the factual details about life as an Aborigine was also most educational. Didn't know the half of it!

3 people found this helpful

Happy

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-09

A feel good book. Simple plot, some people with problems all of which get resolved by the end. Lovely.

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Incredible

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

My sister told me about this book, so I looked for it on Audible and downloaded it. Started to listen and for the first hour wondered what my sister was on about then it grabbed me. From then on could not stop listening! The end entirely satisfying too, with the possibility of more.....

Not a usual Jeffrey Archer

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-09

I must admit that I chose this because I enjoy reading Jeffrey Archer books, but this was not the usual sort much more a biography. However I don't like biographies - usually - far too many facts and technical information. This was though a lovely book, much more about the Man - George Mallory - his love of climbing, and his love for his family. Didn't want it to end but obviously due to history it had to!