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Rupert

Banbury, United Kingdom
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Great Plot & Intrigue - but not quite a stormer!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-11

You are hooked from the start and as usual LLP builds the story line with the body count growing, always just ahead of the 'Plod'. However to get to the dénouement the plot gets so wrapped up in itself that it seems to just tail off. So a great first 2/3rds then too much explaining why we get to the end. Sorry although I listened as I needed to know what really happened I wasn't hanging on every word for the last couple of hours... Also Jilly Bond - not sure if all her characterisation was right.

Almost there

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-11

Good narration and a great basic story line. Problem was it all fell apart at the end! GS's descriptive powers are undiminished and his knowledge of the 'process' has to be commended. Yes you get into the characters but well the best way I can think is to say that I felt I was in a play and not in real life. OK?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Original Theme - to put it mildly

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-11

Jonathan Keeble really brings this very entertaining book to life. He has 'Hadder' to a 'T'! And the other characters, male & female, come away from the page into a great story, - a novel slant on poor local boy makes good, marries rich girl, gets well and truly 'shafted' and plans his revenge. End of Part 1, where I am as I write this, leaves you hanging on for much more - and there's still 8 hours to go in Part 2!

Wow, the Full Monty!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

Terrible Pun, but at circa 53 hours great value and for once you really get to listen to the whole story. Very well read and although some parts tend to seem interminable you are so engrossed with how he manages to extract his revenge that the hours pass very quickly. A definite buy!

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I wasn't a Grisham Fan.........

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

I was thoroughly entertained by this book, loosing myself into 'Southern' life very quickly. Well worth the length due to the many twists and turns. I will not say more for fear of spoiling it, - so there!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A Long Tale

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

A good long and entertaining listen, but perhaps went on a little too long!

Thank you Patrick O'Brian

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

Reading his books or even watching 'Master & Commander' as a worthy film still somehow doesn't bring these wonderful books truly to light as Robert hardy has managed so well to do. His ability to take you all over the ship of the line, as O'Brian wanted us to understand is quite remarkable.

A Nevil Shute Classic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

A classic in storytelling and if not read at a young age then this audio version is a must

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not a good Bond

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-10

Sorry I could not enjoy this read as a true 'Bond' story. Perhaps those of us who remember reading the first books at school & seeing Ursula Andress stepping out of the sea in Dr No, will feel that time really has moved on and Bond should be retired?.............

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Another good yarn

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-10

Robert Hardy does it again by bringing Aubrey and his friends really to life. It is infectious and has already led me onto buying another in the series. Do try these - and get lost in his world...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful