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Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-19

This book has lots of 5 star reviews and it looks like it might be good fun, but it is crude, not funny and not well read. The female characters are particularly badly portrayed.

A really silly story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Felt I had to write a review as there were so many five star reviews for it. The story was ridiculous, so many coincidences, unbelievable characters and unfortunately the main female character sounded like Orville the duck.

Depressing and humourless

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-18

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Looking at other reviews, people do seem to like this book, but I can’t imagine who would.

What was most disappointing about Connie Willis’s story?

It was about a terrible time, but there was never any light in this book, just hours of misery.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was dull and lacklustre, but so was the book, so perhaps it was a good performance.

What character would you cut from Doomsday Book?

The very annoying children.

Any additional comments?

I was particularly disappointed with this book as I had already listened to the next book in the series, which is funny and well worth listening to.

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One of my favourites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I love this book. It is beautifully performed, funny and witty. On the surface it seems like a silly romance, but it is so much more than that.

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Fascinating story, gives an unusual inside into the Catholic Church. Really great ending. Very well read.

Really good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I really enjoyed this book. Fast paced and well read. Clever story with a few good twists.

Sorry, I couldn’t finish this

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Don’t know why I bought this one. Sugary, romantic nonsense. I couldn’t even stand to finish it.

Well read but dull story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was ok but certainly not great

What will your next listen be?

Don't know yet

What about Sandra Duncan’s performance did you like?

This was very good most voices and accents well done

Could you see An Expert In Murder: Josephine Tey Series, Book 1 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Not one of the best

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-16

What would have made The Foundling better?

The story was not good. The 'children' were stupid in the case of the girl and unpleasant in the case of the boy. The story would have been much better without these two.

What will your next listen be?

I really like Georgette Heyer and will listen to another story by her. I just hope the characters will be better in rhe next book

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There was not much to enjoy in this book. I can't think of one.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom.

Any additional comments?

Many of the Georgette Heyer books are vey good indeed, but not this one. Phyllida Nash is always very good and it is a pity she had to work with such a poor story.

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Yawn

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-16

Yawn need 14 more words yawn yawn etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc oh yes yawn

3 people found this helpful