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Yet another fantastic listen

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-20

The only problem with Lorraine's books is they end. I could happily listen to Paolo's life/work story every day. Can't wait for the next installment.

Great continuation of the DI Sterling series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-19

I'm in bed with flu at the moment and was delighted to see this book released yesterday. Having been unable to sleep well last night, I've finished it this morning. Now I just have to wait until February for the next one!

Thoroughly recommend this whole series.

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Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-19

Lorraine's writing is gripping. I finished this book in 2 days. Can't wait for the next installment.

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Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I've been waiting for this book to be released on Audible for ages and am delighted to finally listen to it. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

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Struggled to finish

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

Seemed to go on too long, over complicated. It's probably a good book but in the end I gave up and skipped to the end.

Perfectly read, faded at the end

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

After reading other reviews about the narrator, I nearly skipped over this book but, after listening to the preview, decided to get it anyway and I have to say that I think the narration fitted the story perfectly. Good story, just slightly weak ending in my opinion.

Nice story with interesting twist at the end.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, delightful story.

What other book might you compare Clover House to, and why?

Difficult to compare to anything else as it's a very unique story.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Perfect choice of narrator for this story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A real tearjerker at the end.

Any additional comments?

After the twist at the end I had to go back and listen to it again from the start. A very different, but nonetheless enjoyable, experience.

Lighthearted account of life as an ex-pat in Spain

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

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

Difficult to say.

What was most disappointing about Alan Cuthbertson’s story?

Having lived in Spain for 16 years, I found several unnecessary factual errors which were annoying. The author obviously does live in Spain but should have taken greater care with his facts.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

When choosing a narrator for a book including a spattering of foreign words, it would be better to have someone with at least a knowledge of the correct pronunciation of that language. Also, there is a section in the book which deals with the Spanish people's inability to pronounce the author's wife's name but the narrator pronounces certain sounds incorrectly which, not only is detracting, but also makes this part of the story a bit pointless.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom.

Any additional comments?

Not a bad book but probably not for those who've done the same thing. This genre is led by Chris Stewart's "Driving Over Lemons" - this book is a poor imitation.

He's written much better works

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-16

As a lover of the Grace series, I thought I'd try this but it didn't really do it for me. I have to admit that the last hour or so I just had on as background listening, just to get to the end of the book. Love Peter James normally but this one doesn't get the usual five stars.

Interesting Read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-16

An interesting book, and refreshing to read something written by people who actually seem to know what they are talking about.

Definitely worth reading by anyone who cruises and plenty of good tips for home use by those who don't.