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T. Dickson

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A quite unlikable and opinionated author

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

Reviewed: 07-04-20

I listened to one and one half chapters and struggled with his quite insensitive and unpleasant criticisms of his trips. He seems to have a very high opinion of himself.

Excellent book well read.

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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: 18-03-20

I was gripped by this book from start to finish. The story developed a chasm of doubt and uncertainty which was answered, but the doubt was never removed - the doubt still remains.

Good story, badly read

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

Reviewed: 18-03-20

The story failed to flow simply because Reanne Farley seemed to be reading the book for the first time. She put no feeling into it, the too frequent pauses were annoying.

Agatha Christie ......

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

Reviewed: 10-02-20

The story was clever and full of twists as one would expect from this Mistress of the genre.

The frankly awful performance by Tom Conti was a huge distraction from the performances of the others. He tried a Belgian/French accent through the confusion of his Scottish accent made it a trial to concentrate on the plot.

A different type of Jack Reacher novel

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

Reviewed: 10-02-20

This takes a bit of getting used to, a Jack Reacher story which is more about compassion and intelligence than it is about violence and brutality.

It was well paced, well read and thoroughly surprising.

Whimsical and mildly funny

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

Reviewed: 04-01-20

The story was lighthearted and well written, the premise was original but there were quite a few leaps of logical falsehoods.

Utterly predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-01-20

Obviously, his luck will continue in the next book or series, but even a Boy Scout could have tracked
him and killed him on several occasions. I raise my hat to the reader who made a passable job of this book.

Good story

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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: 27-12-19

I must have missed one of the sequence books as I lost some of the back story.

Thoroughly good listening

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

Reviewed: 27-12-19

This is an epic tale of incredible achievement in magnificent detail. I was awestruck by this narrative.

Spoiled a great story with a poor performance.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This can be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but I am afraid that this was ruined in the first three minutes by appaling (in my opinion) performance of the Witches who were unconvincing and poorly directed.