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Good, but ...

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Not sure why there is a “but”, however... it could be because Rocco is a little super hero and seems, like a cat to have the ability to survive anything? He is, of course, a nice, caring person, heart of gold and an incorruptible cop with good friends in and out of the force so has the means to save his corner of France from whatever the villains throw at him.

A good yarn and well narrated by Roger May, but having only heard the story by this narrator I would suggest or guess that”St Cloud”,if that is the man’s name is pronounced with a silent “d”. My only niggle.

I have listened to this series and found them all enjoyable and entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Slow start like a long fuse

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This story ping pongs back and forward, filling the stories of the protagonists and only slowly do the pieces of the jigsaw fall into place. Keep going and the story picks up the pace and makes an exciting denouement.

Well told and worth the wait.

Good

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed listening to this book which I must have bought years ago.

Good story and well told, a timely reminder of the Great War and its effects in Picardy afterwards.

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Shakespeare has been done almost to death, but it seems there is still real meat on that old bone.

This is entertaining and a well told tale that goes into detail about the period and the plays as well as the players.

Well told and a very good yarn.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Against great odds

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

War and battles, politics, ambition and the twists and turns of fate. This is an excellent, engrossing story, but it took a good many tries for me to get used to the narrator whose voice I found dull at first. I can’ remember when this tale that bats between the past and the present became so absorbing that I overlooked her telling of the tale and found it more lively and enjoyed the story.

A good story, but not an easy one to get into without perseverance.

Seemingly impossible

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

The greatcoats lurch from one difficult situation to another until it seems the problem is an unsolvable one. How do they solve these many puzzles, if at the cost of their lives then so be it!

Brave, courageous, valiant even foolhardy but battle they must it seems despite the odds. Good yarn of action and daring with questions about the nature of gods and saints debated too.

The third of four in the Greatcoats series. Well told by Joe Jameson.

Thrills and spills

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

This is the second book and filled with plots, action and intrigue as well as some witty dialogue.

I feel as clueless as Falcio most of the time and am hanging on to every word of Joe Jameson’s splendidly vivid story telling. Great stuff, now I must start Book 3!

A few lines of a poem...

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

What is the bigger picture.? This is a story that makes you want to know the whats, wheres and whys that you ask while the story is told.

The narrator is excellent and I look forward to the next door in this series.

An Indian winter

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Post World War 1 in Bengal, the British India of the 19C is fast changing with the Indians, influenced by Gandhi, protesting for an end to British rule and calling for independence.

Police work in Calcutta is made more difficult by protesters, strikes, Section H and a visit by the Prince of Wales as well as a series of murders with the same M.O.

The second book of this series, I think. Well read and very well paced with a light touch that also makes it a fun listen.

London, England

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

1066, 1666 dates that most English schoolchildren remember - the Battle of Hastings and the Great Fire of London. This book puts the fire into context of the times: the continual wars with the Dutch, alliances and conflicts with other European neighbors, the plague and finally from the ashes the Phoenix of the new London of bricks and mortar, a skyline dominated by Wren’s St Paul’s and his other churches which are still part of the fabric of London.

The story is a bit dry to begin with but soon becomes an absorbing tale of naval battles, the mounting numbers of plague deaths and the the great fire that for four days was master of the great city with extracts of eye witness accounts of these events including the inimitable Samuel Pepys.

I am not sure that it should have been a woman narrator, but it did remind the listener that the author was a woman with a scholarly but woman’s point of view of this period.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful