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never saw it coming

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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: 19-05-20

yet another fast paced, captivating story.
short chapters, assists with the speed of the story. totally shocked by the climax.
the back ground stories are also getting deeper.
still confused by the small narrative about a false widow spider at the end!

Sells its self as always

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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: 23-01-19

I've been a fan of Harry Potter for 20yrs and have read the books a couple of times, I originally downloaded this audio book from Pottermore because Audible didn't have the rights to sell them. I've bought them now through audible as they are alot easier to listen to, then trying to download mp3 files and stream to suitable devices.

This is now my second listen, having not listened to the book for a few years now. So much I've forgotten because the films just don't have enough detail. Stephen Fry is the only voice to me that can deliver the books in the series. He characterises each person individually and you have no doubt who is who, even if you pause the book and come back several days later.

I adore these books and will continue to listen to them for many years to come.

6 people found this helpful

exciting and fast paced

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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: 23-01-19

I listened to this one after the lost daughters, only to find out this was the 1st in the series. This made my take on book interesting, cause very often sequals can start to lack pace when compared to a first in the series. this however hasn't happened. Each book is self supporting, I don't feel like I've missed out listening to them out of sequence.
The pace is there from the outset, the story starts developing almost instantly.
I love the working relationship between Jackman and Ellis, there is no sexual chemistry, just professional and platonic respect. I feel they have a long way to go together.
I thoroughly enjoy all the police procedures, whether accurate or not.
Richard Armitage is an excellent narrator, has just the right tones to portray all charactors with depth and compassion.

3 people found this helpful

light easy funny listen

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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: 23-01-19

really comic at times, implausible at others and just generally fun throughout. Not to be taken seriously at all.

1 person found this helpful

Fast paced, exciting with climatic ending

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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: 23-01-19

really enjoyed this book, although I listened to the 1st 2 in the wrong order. Richard Armitage's narration is superb, which highlights the fabulous writing. it was not slow to start, although I wondered how the 2 story openers would combine. They obviously did to give a climat ending. Excellent

2 people found this helpful

Much fuller story than first realised

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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: 23-11-18

Having read the description, I had no idea this was going to turn into a missing child mystery. Wow. The book was really addictive and I listened to it in 3 days. the book was quite slow to start and I found you did have to concentrate on the course of the story, otherwise you lost your way of where the story was going.
The climax of the book came out of no where and suddenly the conclusion happened, the last half hour flew by.

1 person found this helpful

Wonderful documentary for any Wizarding fan

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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: 22-11-18

I've read the reviews from other people who have bought the audio book and am very very surprised that they've slated it. How much clearer could the title be - it clearly states this is behind the scenes documentary and an insight into how a global phenomena film is put together. Those disappointed really should have paid more attention to the title and description. If it was the screen play, that would have been stated.
Anyway onto my review of the documentary. Wow, what an absolute joy, hearing from various different departments and how the departments work painstakingly together to create the utterly spell binding world our beloved author has created.
I didn't even know alot of those departments existed, let alone what they do - the vehicle department!!!!!! For an out and out Wizarding world/Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts fan, this was utter joy.
Dan Fogler was superb and cheeky and funny.
It was wonderful that unknown people who work within the industry got a small voice and you heard from everyday people who are involved, construction workers, plasterers, transport assistants, etc etc etc. Its extraordinary to realise that some of these talented people have been involved in this franchise for over 20 years and thats the span of their career todate. Its been going for 20yrs and this is the only job they've done. Love it.
Thank you Pottermore for an exciting insight and offering an alternative way to learn more behind the scene details.
Would strongly recommend to any fan who wants to know more.

10 people found this helpful

Wanted to hear all in one go

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-11-18

It has taken me over a month to listen to this book, due to being so very busy with other things, therefore the impact of the book lost some of its flow as it would do over that length of time. Despite taking such a long time to get through the book, when I did listen to it, it was as intense and sensational as the previous 3 books.
I'm loving the relationship of Strike and Robin even more now. Its not the usual crime thriller and I love strike and robin together, get such a buzz from them.
Shame we have to now wait for the next installment

1 person found this helpful

pleasant time filler

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-18

interesting to hear some little bits of information, nice quick and easy book to listen to

2 people found this helpful

Continuing to be pleasant

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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: 17-05-18

As this is now the 4th book in the series, I'm starting to feel that they are a bit too short and look forward to the longer ones, because for me, the longer ones will show book structure development.
I do find the formality a little wearing and I feel like the books have been translated from an African writing because it goes into too much detail and almost teaching you how to suck eggs narration. I hope the future ones get better and more in depth.

1 person found this helpful