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Fell asleep

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

Reviewed: 11-07-19

Possibly one of the most earnestly serious and dull detective stories I have ever read.

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Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 13-05-19

I was very disappointed in this book, especially as I enjoyed Magson’s other series. The characters were not well described, and the story was predictable and very thin. The narrator was particularly irritating. I was left wondering if he was taking the task seriously at all. It sounded like a pastiche of a thriller. I can’t tell you the denouement because I couldn’t be bothered listening to the last hour.

Rather an unpleasant book

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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: 12-01-19

I’ve been looking for a new series to listen to. I like Crais, Michael Connelly and the odd Jack Reacher. I put it on as I got ready for sleep, hoping I would meet an interesting new character. What I was bombarded with were scenes of torture, severed fingers and a lot of gratuitous gore . I won’t return the book because I returned one not long ago and don’t want to get a reputation for taking advantage of Audible, but I certainly won’t listen to anymore of this ludicrous story.

Dreadful narration

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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: 15-12-18

I’ve been thinking about these Elvis Cole books narrated by Mel Foster. I have nearly all of the series and hoped that I could get used to his voice. I ordered more credits and ordered Free Fall. It was a mistake. His voice is dreadful. I couldn’t listen to it and had to return the book. I hope that somebody better tells the next Joe Pike story which is due out in June next year..

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So slow!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

The story is fine, but the narration is slow and plodding. Hard to listen to for very long. I guess it makes the book last longer!

Too violent

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I’m sorry I bought this book. It is full of gratuitous violence. I don’t know whether Crais was trying to make a political point about people trafficking and kidnap, but it didn’t make for pleasant reading. I felt he was grappling for a plot and unfortunately the result wasn’t very satisfactory. The first Elvis Cole book I haven’t enjoyed. Don’t buy this in the hopes you might enjoy it.