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Chris Underhill

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Wonderful performance

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Reviewed: 18-05-20

Great to listen to an up to date le Carre. The characterisation is clever and detailed and is as entertaining as the plot. Strong views are expressed many of which I happen to agree with. Delightfully up to date and written by a master craftsman. The additional pleasure for me was hearing le Carre read his own work.

A great Skandie Noir from Norway

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Reviewed: 31-12-19

Great profile of an experienced detective who, in effect, gets his man. After many years of quietly questing his local knowledge makes it possible to make the difference. The beauty of Norway is present and his daughter and little granddaughter also have important roles. The book is well translated and thus gives us the benefit of the writing of Jorn Lier Horst who has a great body of work of which this book is the latest.

A classic Reacher

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Reviewed: 25-11-19

Lee Child has done us, the reader and his epnomous hero a real service. The book cracks along with excellent speed and verve. Some really unpleasant baddies are , wrongs are righted and he hooks up with a sassy side kick. There is even a walk on part for a Fender P bass and a couple of great musicians. A great read and a great performance by Jeff Harding whose voice is perfect as a laconic Reacher.

The End of the Beginning<br />

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Reviewed: 22-10-19

So, I have come to the end of the five books...what a strange world I am leaving behind...yet I know they will all be there if I were to "return" ...Our author does kill off some of the big characters right throughout the series. It is a strange policy since more junior characters have to step up. Whichever way you look at it Roy Dotrice has kept faith with the reader...I wonder what has happened to some of the characters that neither died nor are in the present. An intriguing read, a long read, with many beginnings, many middles and any number of ends.

A bit in-between

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Reviewed: 28-09-19

This is the fourth of the series and with the loss of a number of well tried characters in books 1 to 3 you are at times walking with lesser characters. That said the sense of corruption and collapse of the seven kingdoms is very well built up..relentlessly. I def will read the last of the series before turning to film!

Fantastic story

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Reviewed: 10-09-19

This third book in the series brings about some important transitions in the whole story. The mystical and the real mix in the story in ever increasing Eddie's. Roy Dotrice is a fantastic narrator.

a really enjoyable listen

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Reviewed: 09-08-19

Roy Dotrice does a wonderful job in reading the first book of Game of Thrones. Fantastic characterisation and great story telling.

A delightful mixture of short stories

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Reviewed: 31-07-19

Witty and at times naughty the stories flow easily. At times we are lost in the imaginative brush strokes of the stories and at other times we see a new world. One that we have not seen before. Beautifully read

Brilliantly read much more than a who dunnit <br />

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Reviewed: 09-06-19

Susan Jameson does a brilliant job in bringing out this circuitous but engrossing thriller. Kate Atkinson slowly, carefully introduces us to Jackson Brodie and a complex web of story and characters...some of whom do appalling things to others. Delicious!

All's well that ends well

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Reviewed: 07-04-19

A delightful book that rolls effortlessly along the highways and byways of Apartheid South Africa and Sweden. Everyone who is anyone gets a part in the story along with the wonderfully conceived Nambeko and beloved Holger #2. Our trusty author likes to get all the loose ends tied up which is quite satisfying but does at times mean that he has under-edited. This minor quibble is what it is: minor. Peter Kenny does a brilliant job as the reader/performer of the work and the alliance between Jonasson and Kenny is a great part of the enjoyment.