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Surprisingly good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-19

When I first started listening to this I couldn’t dispel the image of the author on the dance floor with his cheeky smile and sense of humour! This quickly changed as I got into the story, what a surprise, is there no end to the talent of this man? I finished listening in double quick time and now have the next audiobook to listen to. Great stuff Anton! The narrator is brilliant easily moving from one character to another. All in all very enjoyable.

Very enjoyable

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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: 05-09-19

I love Santa Montefiore audiobooks. Exotic places, lovable characters, well mostly! The narrator is extremely capable with many voices in her repertoire. A thoroughly enjoyable listen.

Great story

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Reviewed: 31-08-19

A great story well written with excellent narration. Fans of Santa Montefiore will love it.

Story terrific but.....

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

Reviewed: 23-08-19

The story as usual was Ellie Dean’s brilliant account of the family at Cliffehaven. However the narrator was very disappointing, nowhere near as accomplished as the previous narrators of the Cliffehaven series. I fervently hope Ms Sidaway is not given the task on the final book in the series.

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Struggled!

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

Reviewed: 30-06-19

Just couldn’t get into this, I’ve listened to about a third of it and have given up. Waste of a credit!

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

The hours of research gone into the writing of this must have been phenomenal. My parents were both in the RAF and were very closed mouthed of the part they played. Having listened to this I can fully understand why. So many errors made by those who knew nothing of war in the day of what we now call "weapons of mass destruction" The heroes to me are the brave men who followed orders knowing that any argument could result in terrible repercussions. I wish people could have learnt from the past but sadly that doesn’t seem to be happening.
A fascinating and extremely sad book.

Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-05-18

I was very dubious purchasing this audio book, not really into documentary type stories. After a couple of chapters I was totally hooked. What clever and exceptionally brave men are portrayed in this true account of the goings on behind closed doors during World War 2.
I would heartily recommend this to anyone wanting to know how the course of war with Germany was changed. The authors knowledge is outstanding, one can only imagine the hours of research involved. I must also mention the brilliant narration, first class all round.

Disappointed

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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: 07-05-18

I normally like Annie Grove stories but this I found lacking. Too many cliche sentences, the story itself was okay and narration quite good. Not one I would listen to again.

Addictive stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-18

I love Ellie Deans series of Cliffhaven. The narrator, Julie Maisey is one of the best, easily slipping from character to character. I shall be very sad when the series ends.

Not my kind of book!

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Sadly I just couldn’t get into this book. My attention was wandering due to the monotonous tone of the narrator. I think I’ll stick to fiction rather than true stories! I’m sure others with a more organized brain than mine would enjoy it. Apologies to the author and narrator.