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Monica Jackson-O'Neill

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Slow to start

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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: 07-12-19

Slow to start, but gradually you begin to like the main character more, and I will continue on to the next in the series.

Very good

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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: 02-11-19

The narrator was fantastic, making this a superb book, although it could have been a less waffley in places, but that didn't stop my enjoyment.

Very good

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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: 19-09-19

Fantastic book, though thought the choice of the wonderful Finty Williams as narrator quite odd, seeing that she's British, and female. None the less, it worked, and I enjoyed it immensely.

Fantastic

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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: 09-08-19

A highly enjoyable listen indeed, and I fully recommend it. The narrator is perfect, and will look out for more of his readings. Superb!

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Very good.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-19

A very good listen, the narrator is one of my very favourites, and didn't disappoint. This is definitely a good book made great by the fantastic, unlimited wealth of different voices that Imogen Church seems to have! Really recommend!

A slow burner

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-19

Absolutely not what I was expecting, but glad I stuck with it, as it was a truly satisfying listen, right to the end!

Very sing song voice for a thriller

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

Reviewed: 14-07-19

If you can get past the terrible narrator, this is a good story! I enjoyed the book once I actively made myself ignore the awful inflection at the end of every sentence!

Excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I was a little apprehensive at first, as I didn't think the narrator was suited for the girls, but, boy, oh boy, just a few pages in, and I was hooked. The people are very real, the accents superb, and the book plays out like a good movie. Ann Dover is a gold mine of voices, and lends fantastically to the story's fluidity, as you know exactly who is speaking at all times. The writing maybe fairly simplistic, but that only adds to keeping the images so vivid. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it.

Good story

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

Well researched story (..although the word 'teenager' would probably not been in common use at that time..) taking one back to the horrors of Hitler's madness, and the effects. The narrator was probably chosen for her upbeat tembre, but sadly it didn't quite cut the mustard until about halfway through. Enjoyed this book, but after listening to the author at the end, I am left wondering why she didn't choose to read it herself, as she has the most lovely voice, indicative of the 1940's,and would have done a far better job than anyone!

What a gem!

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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: 27-11-18

Joanne Frogatt is absolutely superb as narrator, the different characters shone through beautifully. The story was perfectly paced, and certainly got one's emotions in a delicious tangle.. I was even happy with the ending, as sometimes great books can leave one wanting, and deflated, on the last page..this story didn't, and I totally recommend it.