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One of her best

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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: 03-09-19

Possibly my overall favourite from a very favourite author and I was not disappointed with the Audible version.

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I was delighted to find Mary Stewart on Audible and am very greedily making my way through them starting with The Ivy Tree as one of my favourites. I agree with some other reviewers that the narration was not perfect but after the first few minutes I really didn’t care and honestly it wasn’t that bad anyway.

1 person found this helpful

Unbelivable

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

I didn’t enjoy this book at all which was disappointing as I have loved this authors previous works. I found the story line totally implausible, the characters erratic and unpleasant and had no empathy with anyone at all. In the early stages I found it rather tedious, then it began to improve in pace so I stuck with it but once it became apparent where it was going I was annoyed with myself for wasting valuable listening time.

2 people found this helpful

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Unbelievable characters with no shred of the usual human emotions, venal, selfish and frankly deserving of their fates! I like thrillers generally but this left me unmoved. I even fell asleep towards the end and frankly was too bored with the self pitying lead that I didn’t bother to go back and listen to what I had missed.

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Enthralling

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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: 18-01-17

What made the experience of listening to I Let You Go the most enjoyable?

Good reviews tempted me to this book which isn't quite my usual genre, I didn't expect to get so hooked so soon. A plot that twisted and turned and although I did suspect the truth I still didn't want to stop listening and devoured the whole thing in two days.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to say, Jenna overall I think.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The courtroom drama.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Jenna's eventual revelation about Ben brought tears to my eyes.

Any additional comments?

Will definitely listen to the next book from this author

Love this series

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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: 22-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely but only in order as all the Maeve Kerrigan books are well worth listening to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maeve herself, she is so real, not perfect but no glaring deficiencies either.

What about Caroline Lennon’s performance did you like?

Just love her accent and the characterisation she manages to convey so well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly could have if time allowed, didn't take long anyway.

Any additional comments?

Have just downloaded Maeve book 5 so can't stop, I have a book to listen to!

1 person found this helpful

Thoroughly enjoyed this

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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: 15-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the crime genre, even to anyone who's a bit hesitant, it was a food plot and I found the characters very well drawn. On top of that it was really well read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Murder Bag?

So many it's hard to choose but the grumpy sheep was brilliant.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Again, hard to choose, but probably the scene where Wolf punches the guys taking the mickey out of the lovely Stan.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Don't want to add spoilers so will just say some scenes did make the tears well up!

Any additional comments?

As I said in the title I really enjoyed this, the narrator was brilliant I thought, his accents were believable and he portrayed the right amount of emotion. Will look for author and narrator again.

11 people found this helpful

Brilliant

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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: 11-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Chessmen to be better than the print version?

Yes I do, mainly I think because of the really wonderful narration in that soft accent of the isles, it was lovely to hear the unfamiliar words of the book spoken in the correct accent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chessmen?

The two boys going salmon fishing and Fin falling in the river, I swear I could feel the cold of that water!

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

Yes, listened to Entry Island and was absolutely enthralled, this was every bit as good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, couldn't stop listening but at the same time didn't want to get to the end too soon.

Any additional comments?

Peter May's prose is always evocative, he sets the scene so well I can always picture the places and events as I go; read by Peter Forbes it's even better, I think he could read the telephone directory and I would listen.

I didn't want it to end

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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: 30-12-13

Where does Entry Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in my top five listens, it was one of those books which had me wondering about the characters even when I wasn't listening and couldn't wait to get back to it each day.

What other book might you compare Entry Island to, and why?

The Killing which also had me gripped from the start.

What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

Everything, his accents were believable, each character was so easy to identify, one of the best narrations I have listened to. A poor narrator can occasionally spoil an otherwise good listen but Peter Forbes was exceptionally good and I will look forward to his reading again.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really no, just a thoroughly enjoyable tale.

Any additional comments?

I was really surprised to see one very negative comment published, for me anyway this is probably the best book for 2013.

23 people found this helpful

Brilliant!

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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: 27-08-13

What made the experience of listening to The Killing the most enjoyable?

Fantastic characterisation, so incredibly well narrated that i could easily differentiate between the many characters and yet still find them all totally believable.

What did you like best about this story?

A really good plot with many twists and turns that just drew me deeper into the story, several times I thought that it was coming to an end and was delighted that it didn't. I really did not want it to end!

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

No, but I will certainly be looking for more, so many stories are spoiled by poor narration and particularly by dreadful accents, this was just brilliant.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it was too long and in any case I wanted it to go on and on, I listen while I cook, iron, sew, do the housework etc and this book made all the chores fly past.

Any additional comments?

I don't often leave reviews but I was so impressed by this one I couldn't wait to share the feeling.