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Started really well

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

......but became a chore to just get through to the end. The main character wasn't at all likeable which really didn't help.

Wonderful. A real treat

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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: 08-03-17

Enjoyed every minute of this book.

( if you liked the book 'Room' this is definitely one for you.)

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

Always enjoyed books by this author but nearly stopped listening to this one a few times. It was quite bland and felt like a book she had to write rather than enjoyed writing.

Great writing style

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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: 07-05-16

New author for me and thoroughly enjoyed his writing style
One of the characters drove me crazy and hoping I don't run across her again but don't let that put you off.
Already looking for other books from the same author but sad to see that some are abridged.
If you like crime I'd certainly recommend giving this guy a try.

Loved Martha

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

Reviewed: 19-04-16

This book is written from Matha's viewpoint and the author does it beautifully. The phrasing was lovely.
So as not to spoil the story I'll just say that I don't see the point of some elements as they don't really add anything but padding but not enough to be detrimental.

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If only I could forget this book

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

Reviewed: 19-04-16

Really liked the idea behind the story but it didn't take long for it to get repetitive. That that was obviously going to be difficult to avoid but I was confident the writer would have figured it out. Sadly, not well enough because about half way through I couldn't take another day.

Horrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Any additional comments?

I was really surprised to see that this was not the first book written by this author as it seemed so poorly written but maybe it was one he just churned out to a deadline. Really liked the idea of the story and I wouldn't be surprised if the premise turned out to be pretty good but couldn't bear to stick with it. One thing I did like was that the story was written from 2 view points, always like that style but it didn't keep me listening for more than about an hour

Loved every minute of it

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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: 28-01-16

What made the experience of listening to Man at the Helm the most enjoyable?

Was worried that this book wouldn't live up to my expectations but it was wonderful and I didn't want to miss a word of it.
The reader did an amazing job giving every character their own very believable voice.
Love the phrasing that the writer uses. She packs so much into her books and I can't wait for the next one.

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Reader spoilt it for me

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

Reviewed: 25-11-15

Female reader was great but started to dread the male taking over so gave up

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Dreadful writing and accents even worse

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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: 25-11-15

Any additional comments?

I couldn't bear to listen to more than 30 minutes
Reading voice ok but accents were dreadful

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