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Fun for Jane Austen fans

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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: 09-03-15

A modern Jane Austen story with the typically characters and plot set in modern Edinburgh. I found myself smiling and giggeling.

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Dark and depressing but good

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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: 27-01-15

A long way from Midsomer Murder ..... No cosy murders (if there ever is). This is a dark and interesting and a rather depressing story of today.

3 people found this helpful

Hello! what happened to the story?

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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: 27-01-15

I liked it a lot to begin with but then, somewhere in the middle, nothing more happened. The story lost pace and I read on in hope of that something was going to happen, but frankly, no. It was as the author herself lost interest in it. A bit disappointed.

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A good old classic mystical story

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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: 27-01-15

Delightfully read by Bill Nighy and set in Oxford this is a short but very atmospheric story of a strange picture... A must for all lovers of His Dark Materials series.

Rediscover the magic of reading!

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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: 27-01-15

Andy Miller describes how he with the help of his Betterment list rediscovers the magic and danger of reading books - it will change you...

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how the past makes us the ones we are

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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: 27-09-14

This is a wonderful novel! So much more than "only" a crime novel. The portrait of the old man with dementia is fantastic. And the story of the young orphan boys becoming "homers". The search for what really happened all those years ago makes it unputdownable. I have listened to it read wonderfully by Peter Fforbes with a slightly scottish accent.

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A special relationship

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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: 27-09-14

Sheldon Horowitz is a wonderful man. Old and frail on the outside but courageous and wise and compassionate inside. His friendship with the little boy and his reflexions on his life and losses are wonderful. This is a very different thriller.

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Not the usual kind of story

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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: 27-09-14

What did you like most about The Girl with All the Gifts?

I liked Melanie and I liked the way it made me think and reflect on what it is that makes us human.

What other book might you compare The Girl with All the Gifts to, and why?

None

Have you listened to any of Finty Williams’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Nope

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved of how the children were treated.

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A dark an unforgiving story

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

Reviewed: 27-09-14

If you could sum up Angel of Death in three words, what would they be?

anger, revenge, atonement

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it turned out to be more complex than I first thought.

Have you listened to any of Nigel Carrington’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't, but I enjoyed it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when one of the main characters died.

3 people found this helpful

So sad

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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: 27-09-14

Would you listen to Secrets of the Sea House again? Why?

Yes I would. It's a lovely story set in the remote island Harris in Scotland.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think I liked Moira most. A strong and fascinating woman.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

So many I cant't pick one. The finding of the baby, the walk on the shore, the discoveries.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh, yes! I can't tell though because it would spoil the story...

3 people found this helpful