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Fantastic listen

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Reviewed: 08-05-18

I was completely hooked until the last sentence. for a man to write so well about the subject matter, which is mainly from a female perspective, is astounding. in fact, I found the male characters weaker. it is a thrilling ride with lots of twists and a heart-rending back story. Narration is excellent and keeps you gripped. highly recommended.

Very engrossing story, excellently narrated.

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Reviewed: 16-03-18

I read Winter In Madrid many years ago and have never forgotten how beautifully CJ Sansom crafted his characters. He also helped me to understand the history of the time and the terrible impact on the daily lives of those living with the conflict in Spain.
This book is just as powerfully written, with a very moving and involving storyline, but also more reminders that war in any form brings misery to the general population.
It also touches on the vulnerability of the sensitive souls of this world, along with a fantastic understanding of how love can lose its way in times of grief and stress.
Absolutely riveting second half and I did not want it to end.
Beautifully read and all the characters seemed so real.
I agree that it should be a film.

Gripping storyline

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

Really enjoyed this. Have listened to other Craig Russell books read by Sean and have found them all gripping and involving.
Highly recommended author and narrator.

Brilliant story and narration. Love Peter James.

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Reviewed: 14-06-17

If you could sum up Need You Dead in three words, what would they be?

Compelling, Funny, Descriptive

What was one of the most memorable moments of Need You Dead?

There is a funeral and the emotions attached to it are very well portrayed.

What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

Excellent, as always. Easy to discern between the characters.

Any additional comments?

Have read (or listened to) all the Roy Grace books. He is a brilliant character and, although it must be hard for Peter to keep thinking up plotlines within the confines of the Brighton area - and I live nowhere near there - it never distracts from his fantastic storytelling and creation of believable personalities. I never want them to end.

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Gripping, sad and funny, too.

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Reviewed: 19-11-16

Have read all his other books and realised I had missed this one, so took it on audiobook.
Absolutely brilliant narrator who brings all the characters to life brilliantly. Lots of laugh out loud lunes amongst the tension and tragedy.
Brilliant thriller and author.

Best narrator ever! Exciting story.

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Reviewed: 07-11-16

The story is great and really funny in places.
Great characters and the narrator is amazing - he has a wide range of accents to deal with, but is mesmerising to listen to.
Listened to Whiskey In Small Glasses first. Both as good as each other.

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Another great Bosch story

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Reviewed: 27-10-16

Love everything that Michael Connelly has written since day one. Bosch is a great character and is wonderfully set in his ways.
Gripping and well narrated - although quite soporific in quiet parts of the novel, he really does well once the action kicks in. Highly recommended.

Usual brilliance

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Reviewed: 09-06-16

Great twists and turns in this one and a little more insight to all the main characters. Especially well written abut Samantha.
I have read all his books since the first one came out. Fabulous, every one.

Not quite so riveting

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Reviewed: 29-02-16

I have listened to all the Dept Q books and am a big fan. I found this really well researched but not quite so full of twists and turns as usual.
However, this is comparing like for like and all the books are superlative and not to be missed.
I was not keen at all on the new narrator and took a while to get used to him. He did a fair job, but I had voices in my head from the last books and didn't want a change!

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 25-01-16

Just loved the whole thing. Brilliantly written and performed. A dark and distressing tale, but lots of humour to lighten the mood. Women are well portrayed, too. I liked the main characters and also the way little hints were set in place for the next book. Hooked now on Dept Q now!