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Charlie Watson

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Yet another cliffhanger

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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: 04-03-20

OK. Book 2. But nothing to indicate it’s a continuation except when I got to the end of book 1 it just finished. The promised first chapter of book 2 didn’t materialise. Nor did the promised first chapter of book 3 at the end of book 2. How many more books will it take to finish this saga, without it being made clear they are NOT separate books about the same characters, but continuations. Also very irritated at the beginning that the narrator kept referring g to SCAPA FLOW rather than SCARPA FLOW how I’ve always to before. Four stars is generous considering how let down I feel.

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Fed up to find it’s not complete

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

Reviewed: 26-02-20

... have to pay for another credit to hear the end of the story. Should be told this up front.

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Worth finishing, but a bit pondorous

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

Reviewed: 09-01-20

The beginning scenario that put our ‘hero’ in a situation to meet the person with the time-travel device was laboured and very unlikely. Then, why would he try to go back in time and then be so unbelieving when he arrived, and for so long. One view of the date should have been enough, not some stupid idea that the whole world were in on a silly prank.

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A weird hallucinogenic type of book

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

Reviewed: 15-12-19

I don’t know why I kept going, except I think I hoped it would get better, but it got more and more weird and unlikely.

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Gratuitous sick violence

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-19

When I read my first Jack Reacher I admired the way he was able to look after himself, but it’s gone too far. Heads cut off. More and more violence. Hundreds of people, admittedly bad peoples, dead. Well bad according to Reacher’s law. A one-man vigilante. Last Jack Reacher for me, but I bet it encourages others to believe they too should take the law into their own hands.

A great story, but it’s a pity the author didn’t get her ranks right

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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: 16-10-19

There is no such rank as Chief Commissioner. The head of the Metropolitan Police is the Commissioner. Also, a Chief Constable is the title of all other heads of police forces in the UK, not a senior constable. This was a great story spoiled by this basic research not having been completed.

Unlikely plot

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

Reviewed: 29-09-19

Choosing someone unlikely at the end of a book doesn’t necessarily make it a good thriller, especially if ... well I won’t give the plot away. Very well read though. It had potential but somehow didn’t capitalise on that.

Loved it

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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: 11-08-19

Loved the twists and turns. Can’t wait to read another Robert Goddard, what a convoluted mind he must have.

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 25-05-19

I’ve loved Robert Goddard, but this is the last one I’ll listen to for a while. It’s too depressing.

Loved it

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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: 08-04-19

So unusual to listen to a book with a romantic thread as well as a great storyline otherwise, from a man’s viewpoint! It was beautifully read. Can’t wait to find more Robert Goddard books.