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  • The Baltimore Boys

  • By: Joël Dicker, Alison Anderson - translator
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love. All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dire!

  • By M A B on 22-04-18

Dire!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Such a disappointment. I quite enjoyed "The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair" even though it was a bit long-winded. This took long-windedness to another level.

Has The Baltimore Boys put you off other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He couldn't detract from it any further!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Started quite well but I was losing the will to carry on after a couple of hours. I tried but things did not improve.

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