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Gabbled story telling

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-20

I enjoyed the story line for the most part. The psychological 'gaslighting' aspect of the story was well told, hoevever despite having listened twice to the story I'm still trying to understand how / why the missing child was intorduced. It feels a bit like the author couldn't find a way to end the story so this the child was introduced to provid the 'out'. It just felt rushed. Other than that I found the performer spoke too fast with little intonation. It was all one pace, one tone. However not a bad listen.

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Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-19

I may have recently overdosed on Nora Roberts books, but this one really isn't for me. I can't really put my finger on why I'm not enjoying the story, but its going back

Tranquility

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-19

I downloaded this from the 'audible daily deal' from which I seldom choose anything, and listened to it all immediately. This small book of simple poetry is spellbinding. Its almost as good as being in a bluebell wood on a spring day amongst all of life. Like being a 7 year old again - finding wonder in the beauty of nature. I wish I had a 7 year old to share it with!
I will definitely listen again and again to this. 45 minutes of tranquility in amongst the noise and bustle of every day life.

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Décent story and likeable DCI

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

I really like this series. Chilling storylines which are to be expected, but I really like the fact that DCI Warren Jones is a decent man with no major hang ups....he loves his long suffering wife, and I hope they will stick together- there are too many series where the DCI goes home to only a ready meal & his particular music obsession. I have just downloaded book 3, so hoping for more of the same

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Story fine but annoying narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

To be fair its not both the narrators, just the female. 'Blake' read by Hollie Taylor who sounded at best about 12 years old & very high pitched. It very nearly stopped me listening, but I persisted. The story itself is a little far fetched (though no worse than your average Bond story) but that doesn't worry me as I'm quite happy to suspend belief. However, I think I would have enjoyed the telling far more if the voices had been better matched. Every time we moved from the male voice to the female it was jaring.

The perfect ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-18

I listen to a LOT of books and I have not written a review for a very long time, but felt that this book deserved it. I loved this book. It follows the life one gay boy growing up in Ireland after the war to manhood and eventually old age. Its full of absurdities, love, sadness and hope. It sheds light on the double standards of life for men and women and the difficulties anyone who is a little bit 'different' suffers in life.

Please listen to it. You wont regret it!

Survival in an ice age

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Different from other survivalist fiction, this book leaves our protaganists searching for food and signs of life follwing an event which sends the world into a new ice age. The characters were rounded enough to make you care about what happens to them and the story was believable. Of all the things that could bring an end to the human race, this is the one that is the most scary and I wouldn't want to survive in this land.....

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