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Glad I gave it a try

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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: 08-01-19

I really enjoyed this book. The narration is top notch and the story is well paced and keeps you listening. it's good enough that just past halfway through listening, I bought the second book. I would warn that any non English listeners may spend a lot of time looking up the slang and expressions used as it's very london-centric

Not as good as the first 2

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

honestly I love this series but I feel this book is a bit of a let down. Nothing really happens, it's got what is usually second book syndrome but this time in the third. the narration is top notch as always though but I just feel the story is lacking in this one.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

entertaining but with some problems

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

okay so I don't really review often but I have to with this book. whilst the book is pretty entertaining I can't help but be irritated by one major problem, and that is that the majority of the gladiatorial parts of the book are quite obviously ripped off from the Spartacus TV series. the task master with his whip, the champion gladiator disliking the main hero, his affair with the dominus, the expression that the hired help uses when talking to the dominus and many more, it's not even hidden, it's glaringly obvious. My only other problems with this book is with the narrator, whilst on the whole he is quite good, he often seems to forget who's voice he is doing and often Mia speaks with a man's gravelly voice. He also occassionly puts weird pauses mid sentence that can complete throw you out of your immersion. my final flaw is that he really needs to move slightly further away from his microphone when recording because you can hear every moist mouth smack and his overly loud swallowing, after a while it starts to grate and makes it hard to pay attention to what's being said. With these exceptions, on the whole it's still a fairly enjoyable book with the ups and downs you expect after the first one and had a solid ending that makes you look forward to the next installment. Not as good as the first book but worth listening to just to get through to what will hopefully be a good final book

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

solid writing and narrating

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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: 26-06-17

a good interesting story that draws you in and won't let you go. Good pacing and action with some funny moments thrown in. if you like the first law series or books like the lies of Locke lamora then this is a must listen.

Dull

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

Reviewed: 17-06-17

honestly the first two thirds of this book are a chore, next to nothing happens and it's incredibly dull. it ends well but I don't think that it really makes up from the first two thirds slog

very good book only 2 flaws

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

Reviewed: 27-10-16

another solid book in what is quickly becoming my favourite series. the only 2 negatives I have with this book is that the editing seems a bit off at time where they seem to either cut off end of sentences or do very quick cuts. The other one is that they changed Kaz Brekkers voice or its a different narrator which upset me as in the first book I felt his voice was perfect for the character

good story slightly ruined by Kate reading

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and Michael Kramers narration of it but every time it came round to Kate Readings parts it just completely sucked me out of the story, she ends the last word of every sentence with this weird downwards and then upwards inflection and once you notice it, it's all you can focus on. this would be a 5 star if the entire narration was Kramer but I'm bumping it down due to Reading.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful