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Er....is that it?

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-19

It kept building up and building up and then flops dully. The premise seemed so full of promise, so interesting but the execution and final destination disappointing.

Needs a professional narrator

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

Reviewed: 27-06-19

I tried, but the author who narrates this book has the most monotonous, dull, expressionless and emotionless reading voice I've ever heard. Please get a professional narrator so that I can try it again.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Dullsville!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-19

Just get on with the story! a few chapters in and I can't stand it any more. Life is too short for books that take years to build up. Same thing over and over again - ok, we get it, the couple are weirdos and the main character has mental health issues...stop moaning and get on with the story! Refund please!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Zzz...Zzz....zzzzz

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

Reviewed: 30-05-19

Too many extraneous words used per sentence which made the book hard to listen to. Maybe it works better if you read it yourself but I struggled to maintain interest. The first 30 mins is descriptions of London (I think - my mind was wandering) which was mind-numbingly boring. Off to get a refund.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Like a cheesy teenage soap drama

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

I loved The Great Alone by the same author so have been binge reading her other novels for the last 3 months. Unfortunately I found this book to be utter drivel like a bad soap opera.

That's time I'll never get back.

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

Reviewed: 17-05-19

Dull story line with hideously unrealistic, whiney dialogue. Pathetic characters (and I'm not just talking about the main character, nor am I saying that she's pathetic for being a victim of domestic violence. Everyone in this book was pathetic). I persevered in the hope it would improve but I got to midway and it was much of the same. The narrator made the main character sound a bit thick which I found distracting. Off to get a refund.

Incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

This book is amazing. It's one that will stay with me for a long time. It's like a modern day Romeo and Juliet story, only with paedophiles and drugs. I'm going to search for other books by Bryn Greenwood, I hope there are more on Audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Like a bad episode of Hollyoaks

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I read "The Widow" a couple of years ago and it still is one of my top 20 books. However I struggled with the subsequent "The Child" but thought this new one, "The Suspect" might be worth a go. Unfortunately it missed the mark for me. Predictable plot and quite early on I'd worked out what happened. Kept waiting for an amazing twist but sadly I was disappointed. The parts narrated by the young women played out like a bad cheesy Hollyoaks story line. I'm sure I was never that pathetic at their age and the silly, childish arguments about boys was just cringeworthy. I've returned this book but I will still keep my eyes peeled for any further offerings from Fiona Barton. The narrator of Kate was excellent, though a little shrill for my tastes, and the one narrating Alex was wooden and lacked any sort of emotion. Will be returning this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Expectations just too high

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Sweet Pea is in my Top 5 books of all time and I've been eagerly anticipating In Bloom for so long! Perhaps my expectations were just too high and therefore it hasn't delivered. I kept waiting for something huge to happen but it never did. I missed the hilarious observations Rhi used to make on her co workers from the first book, and I missed the gory, graphic but wittily written murders. I didn't particularly enjoy the baby/subconscious musings in this sequel. Georgia Maguire is one of the best narrators out there though. I look forward to reading book 3 in the future though I'm not quite as excited about it now, having found myself disappointed by In Bloom.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Snap cover art

I tried so hard but just couldn't carry on

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

I tried to listen to this book about 20 times. I got up to about chapter....ummm....actually I don't know which chapter I got up to because my mind would drift constantly when listening to this particular book. It just didn't hold my attention despite the blurb and positive reviews which seemingly held such promise. The narrator was good for the most part, except he made all the female characters sound like pathetic, weak little girls.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful