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Mrs. H. L. Rider

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The spirit of Tolkien set within the world of mole

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Reviewed: 30-09-18

Masterful penmanship weaves a story as epic in scope, scale and spirit as Tolkien superb

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a story to read and read again<br />

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Reviewed: 04-07-18

lovely easy read but don't be deceived there is tension, spite and deceit as well as love and redemption too. perfect for the beach

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Superb<br />

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Reviewed: 21-04-18

A wonderful ending to a saga crossing time and world's, full of twist, turns, tension and some tearful emotional moments. I will miss the characters and Kate Rudd's voices which are the final artful layer of magic bring this epic saga to a grand conclusion? Wheeler weaves a spell using familiar place names giving them new purpose, new geography and so many familiar elements of every day life and turning them into spell binding tales of joy, loss, sorrow, redemption. so many ordinary things are re rendered extraordinary.

Wheeler & Rudd triumph again

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Reviewed: 30-01-18

Just finished this book in 2 days and am a wreck - again. This fantasy world and it's stories remind me so much of the amazing Muirwood novels and Rudd's talented vocal and performance skills take this book from good to amazing. I love the very human, very identifiable charactars and before long knew them so well I knew how they would react. As well as the situations they were in but served in rich descriptive tones performed in a way to make them new.

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my antidote

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Reviewed: 16-01-18

I just love these Inspector Meredith mysteries. I love the period in which they were written and set, I love the language and simplicity of the life the characters live. The innocence they imbue and page turning thrillers without gore, violence, sex and the nightmares that come with modern thrillers. The performance is superb Mr Griffin portrays 3d characters, like friends with just as much artistry as Bude's penmanship. 10/10

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sheer delight!

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Reviewed: 26-11-17

such a real, unexpected treat. Such a evocative setting and storyline No need for guts or gore Baldacci kept me captive with great charectars and plot twists. superb vocalisation by Matheson who created an equally impressive set of voices & accents made for a journey I am sure to take again.

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Dunn and Rayner make best combo in 20's who dunnit

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Reviewed: 14-10-17

Welcome back Lucy! For me Lucy Rayner is the heart and soul of the Daisy Dalrymple series. I love these lighter form of murder mysteries, all the mystery without sinister over tones or blood, guts, gore, sex or foul language. But always a little sad when the journey is over and I wait alone until next time!

Superb!

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Reviewed: 13-10-17

Another page turners that satisfies. I love that Griffiths presents you with intense characters in tense situations which impact you fully yet without gratuitous violence or gore. Characters are true to themselves without microscopic detail cluttering mind and plot resulting in a thrilling journey. More please!

A great listen . loved it!!!!

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Reviewed: 28-09-17

At last, I feel like I have just heard a great detective story and been able to contribute and follow everything that happens without rewinding parts several times. No gore, no swearing, no nightmares just a refreshing, "page turning" listen.

Riveting on so many levels!

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Reviewed: 25-09-17

Such an engrossing novel not just as a "who dunnit" but because of the cultural history and a glimpse into the mystery which is China, add in a sprinkle of twists to leave at least 1 surprise in the climax of this book and you get a perfect escape. All that combine with a great performance from Forbes especially Chinese pronunciation and conversations makes this close to perfect.