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Excellent

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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: 21-09-20

Really enjoyed this new book in the Cormoran Strike series, very well written as always from Robert Galbraith. The only reason I've marked the performance down a star is because Robert Glenister has changed the way he pronounces Ilsa and he also mispronounces a few other words which was a bit distracting. Thought the development of Robin and Strikes relationship is done really very well and we get to see Robin starting to realise she can be her own person. Can't wait for the tv adaptation of this book, nor the next book in the series.

A Favourite

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

Reviewed: 16-09-20

This is one of my favourite books from the Ryan universe, Jack gets sucked in to the life of CIA and loses focus on what's important. But he manages to pull it out of the bag and come back stronger than ever. My only criticism of the audio of this book is that the narrators voice takes some getting used to and he isn't always distinct in his change of character voices. He also sounds a LOT like Stephen Hawkings robot voice which is rather off putting at first. Still wish you would find a good American voice actor to redo the whole series with continuity of voices for each character. They also need to work on their pronunciation of words, submariner is just one example.

Origin Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-20

Great origin story. Listening to this again I realised a number of characters that crop up in later books appear here for the first time too. Cool.

Great 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: 09-09-20

One of my favourite stories from this series. A good blend of intrigue, mystery and action.

Always surprises

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-20

It always surprises me how much I enjoy this book, I don't really know why I look at it as though it won't be as exciting as the others in this series, but it clearly is. Really great to see some 'old' faces return.

Good but has issues

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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: 14-08-20

Quite enjoyable installment in this series but it is showing its age, and not just with the USSR adversary. Clearly old beliefs of Americans towards British held sway over Tom Clancy when this was written as some of the attitudes and opinions are archaic. There was also much too much philosophising going on in this book, perhaps because of the "spiritual' nature of one of the characters, but those areas did drag somewhat. I was disappointed with Scot Bricks performance in places too, mispronunciation of words, Daimler one example and a few other things that were jarring. If you are reading the Ryan books it's worth a look but I dont think it stands up on it's own like some of the others.

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-20

I really enjoy reading this book, the audiobook was good, however I find Michael Pritchard somewhat jarring to listen to. Great story from a great author. I'd really love to hear all this series recorded unabridged by someone like Scott Brick.

Thoroughly nice and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 28-07-20

Really enjoyable light listen, chick lit, romance and growing up for adults story. Would recommend, questionable justification for adultery however.

Thoroughly nice and enjoyable

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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: 28-07-20

Really enjoyable light listen, chick lit, romance and growing up for adults story. Would recommend.

Thoroughly Nice and Enjoyable

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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: 28-07-20

Really enjoyable light listen, chick lit, romance and growing up for adults story. Would recommend.