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Annette Wright

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Darkness and light

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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: 25-11-19

This story is one of real darkness and light. On the one hand we have a story of family disfunction, uncertainty, fear and horror but on the other a story of family bond, friendship, new love, and hope. Kerry E B Black manages to weave these polar opposites into a beautifully written story full of wonderfully rich characters, exciting mystery and frightening events. I loved it.

Megan L Hysell read the book well and gave life to the characters. My only complaint would be that sometimes she didn't make it clear enough in her voice between Casey's spoken and thought words, which added a little confusion. However, it didn't detract from the great story.

Beautifully written story of sisterhood

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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: 15-09-19

Blair Thornburgh has delivered an enchanting story of two sisters struggling to find their place in the world. While Ginny is highly strung, Plum is calm and considered but both girls find themselves a little lost. They are ordinary girls with ordinary girl problems and teen angst. But these are also extremely smart girls; quick-witted and knowledgeable. This could make them hard to relate to for the rest of us mere mortals but their charm is endearing and their struggles with the transitions of life, high school politics and family are difficulties we can all recognise. Typical sibling rivalry versus the strong bond of sisterhood is a strong theme throughout.

The characters are vibrant and alive, even the more minor characters. Ms Thornburgh's writing is lyrical. She manages to balance a rich vocabulary and lessons in reading comprehension and writing, with a colloquial and relaxed voice, making it inclusive and far from intimidating. There is great humour in this book but expect a roller coaster ride.

Jorjeana Marie narrates beautifully, helping to give life to a rich cast of characters.

Brilliantly written, engaging characters

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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: 18-08-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It felt very fresh and new. The characters are deep and easy to fall for. The story is gripping and I couldn't stop listening. Good narration helps bring it alive.

Another masterpiece

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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: 08-06-19

The Talbots are now at Etna and this leads to a very different but no less entertaining or nerve wracking Zombie Fallout. I really enjoyed this new turn. Mark Tufo is definitely keeping this series fresh and engaging.

As ever, Sean Runnette is brilliant in his delivery of Mark's words.

Explosive

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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: 06-03-19

I've really enjoyed this series, and it's predecessor. This last book was a roller coaster of emotions and I admit to tears more than once. Very satisfying ending.

Very well narrated too. Excellent production.

Wow! Incredible finale.

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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: 28-02-19

This is a great final book in the series. I honestly don't feel I can say much without spoilers so all I will simply say this;
Thanks for the laughs and the many, many tears, Mark. I loved the ending.
And as ever, Sean Runnette's reading was first class.

New characters to fall in love with

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-19

A very different story to RR Heywood's other two series. But what they all have in common is great characters that you can't help but fall in love with. An exciting new universe and a roller coaster story. Loved it!

Colin Morgan did a sterling job of narrating this story. I look forward to hearing him read again.

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The Fort

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-19

I love RR Heywood's characters. They're vivid and rich and provoke an emotional response. This story focuses on Lily at the fort and her struggles to make it safe. There are new characters that I found frustrating and even infuriating, and others I downright detested. But there are others who I really liked and was happy to see join the fort.
I missed Howie and his group though, which is why this only got 4 stars.

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Entertaining enough

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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: 03-12-18

Not scary or original but entertaining enough to pass the time. Well narrated but editing errors are irritating.

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Original, excellent and thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Original, excellent and thought provoking, this 6 part story kept me riveted. Compelling and emotional, a very affecting story. Well narrated.

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