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Totally spoiled by the narrator!

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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: 18-12-19

Had to return..the narrator spoiled the whole book! Totally inappropriate choice, did not fit the characters in any way & made for an excruciating listen. Had to give up which was a shame as I liked the idea of the book..might actually read it rather than listen, what a shame!

Decent 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: 27-07-19

I enjoyed this book & it kept me largely gripped despite being a lengthy listen. I did find the ending a bit disappointing..the last 2hrs of the book got a bit far fetched & it ended up feeling too fantastical by the end. I would recommend it though as I still enjoyed it.

My only other criticism is of the narrator..she was actually very good but given the main character was late 20s, the narrator’s voice was much older & didn’t fit which I found got on my nerves a bit although it didn’t ruin it or anything

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Gripping & original

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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: 23-06-19

Was gripped from outset & throughout! I couldn’t put this down & ended up listening to it all over the course of one weekend.

Would definitely recommend it, the narrator was great too. I’m disappointed I’ve come to the end!

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Too far fetched

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

Started off ok but then got farcical for the second half & was totally unbelievable. Will be returning it!

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Really enjoyable!

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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: 03-02-19

Was nice to finally find a book I could really get into having selected a few clangers previously!
Interesting & original storyline, believable characters, gripping & great narration. Would definitely recommend!

Don’t bother!

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

Reviewed: 29-01-19

Started off ok but just descended into silliness. The story was totally unbelievable & the main female character lacked any depth & went from one extreme to another.
Lost interest towards the end & was left unsure as to what had actually happened.
That narrator was annoying too. I’ll be returning this book.

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Really loved Linda Green’s other books. This one was a bit boring to be honest which I was surprised about given how great the others were.
That said, I did enjoy the slight comedy style of writing in parts & also loved the narrator who kept me listening.

Had to stop listening

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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: 13-01-19

I stuck half of this out then had to stop listening. The basis of the story was actually ok but the characters were all unbelievable. The main character was irritating & unlikeabke & the other characters just over the top & silly. The narrator was annoying too, especially with the character of James.
I was really disappointed as the reviews were good & was surprised at what a load of tosh it was.

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Best book for ages!

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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: 23-12-18

Took me by surprise as wasn’t quite what I had expected having read the description..but it was a good surprise!
Really original, gripping, moving, well narrated, never dull. Great..it’s a yes from me!

7 people found this helpful

Gripping..unputdownable!

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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: 28-10-18

Great book..I literally couldn’t put it down! Wasn’t sure where the story was going initially & it came as a bit of a surprise..not what I expected after reading the description!
Great story, really original. I was completely immersed in it within a short space of time after getting used to the narrator..found the narration slightly annoying to begin with for some reason..but quickly got used to it & was suitably impressed with her wide range of voices for all the different characters.
My only criticism of the book was the amount of times ‘hunker down’ was used. There were people hunkering down all over the shop. A different adjective wouldn’t have gone a miss. But hey, that’s me being extra picky & if that’s the only bad thing to say about it that makes it a pretty impressive read :)