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Fun Lady detective

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

If you could sum up The Riviera Express in three words, what would they be?

Fun, twists and turns

What did you like best about this story?

The main charters are very different but I love English lady detectives!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The first time she sees the victim,

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending, it was a little sad

Any additional comments?

Really good book, good narration, great story, it's gives you the feeling of a miss marple type book! Try it

4 people found this helpful

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Really Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 13-06-13

I've always found it difficult to write a bad review, but it feels that this book has no substance. I loved the reading of this book and waited all the way though for something to happen, for Eva to leave her bed, but all that seems to happen is that she gets worst and is obviously suffering from a breakdown, but no one seems to notice, but her poor mother.
I like a book with a start middle and ending and i've managed most of it but can't be bothered to listen to the last five minutes.

1 person found this helpful

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 20-05-13

I love this author, so am sorry if I get a little carried away. But, the Markby and Mitchell books are great, the story is an interesting one and part of the book you know what is coming. But the ending is always a big slap in the face, and for me I have ruled out the killer at the start. If you have never had an Ann Granger book, please try this series.

2 people found this helpful

Addiction!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-12

I loved these book!
When I first started this trilogy of books, it was following an article i had read, calling this book 'mummy porn,' and this is a great description of these books
It is well written, very different and I will happily say spent many nights not getting to bed before 3am, because I could not stop listening!
The story of a broken man that is rebuilt by an innocent girl, does sound a little Mills and Boon, but add the sex, and it turns everything upside down.
This is a VERY graphic book and is not for the faint hearted, my mother (of 80 yrs) found it a little cruel. But each to there own.
It has however after finishing the last book in the trilogy left me with a feeling of great loss, and wondering what to listen to next, as everything else seems a little boring, but I am sure that will change. I am looking forward to EL James next book!

5 people found this helpful

Not Sure!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-12

I had wanted to listen to this book after becoming a fan of Mob Wives (TV Series) and was looking forward to understanding what is was like growing up as a 'Mafia Princess.' But all I got was another story of how hard it can be growing up with a father how had his own way of running the family, how Karen then did what most teenagers do and went against her father whom she adored, and I am sorry to say but blah blah blah. A story that is as old as time, but I was hoping for something new.

4 people found this helpful

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-11

I have enjoyed many of Ann Grangers books, but this is my favourite so far, maybe it is because of where it is set, or maybe because I could really connect with the main character Jess Campbell she is not to complicated and just wants to get on and do a good job, which I found refreshing. The plot still took some twists and turns and I didn't guess who did it until the last chapter which is always good.
You get what you pay for and I can't wait for next one in series
Thanks

7 people found this helpful

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-10

So far this is my favourite book in this series. Phryne Fisher as always leaves me feeling that I wish I have lived in her time and place and that I could have been that brave.
Kerry Greenwood explains this book at the start, and it is good to hear the author reading this part.
This book has two stories within the one you have the death of a writer and the more about Lin Chung.
I became engrossed and very attached to all in this book and wanted to Phryne ?to get her man?
While worth a listen whether you are a first timer, or are just not taken with this book, its a lot better than in may first sound, and I am left with the wish that I could write just to be able to kill people off!

Confused!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-10

I have been listening to this book for the last hour and waiting for something to happen, but I have been so far left feeling a bit cheated. The book is what it says it is(so far) a look at Derren?s working life, from when he started as a table conjuror in Bristol. But there is no set pattern to this book and I have found that it jumps from one subject to another very quickly, this has left me confused.
I am a big fan of Derren?s work and have all of his other work on book, so I was looking forward to more of an understanding of him the person, but all I appear to know is when not to do a magic trick in a restaurant.
Good Title because it explains what this book is, but not much else, sorry Derren

4 people found this helpful

Andy Dalziel what a wonderful charcter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-10

I have once again enjoyed this book, and to be introduced to Ellie and Root, and to start to see different relationship developing.
I have quite fall for Dalziel brutish way of dealing with people, he seems to understand people, and this has given him a way of knowing how to talk to people in the right way and the right question to ask and his delivery. This is also read by read by Brian Glover, whom gets it right when reading these books.
These are really brilliant crime audio books, and should reach the highs of the greats.

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A Good First Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-10

I started listening to the first books of this series, because I wanted to understand more about the relationship between Dalziel and Pascoe. I was not disappointed, I have always enjoys the TV series but as with all books that have been made into TV series the books are so much better.
I started to understand the relationship and I was pleased to find that as the books get longer that the relationship deepens.
But the saying that I also wished the story was longer. It was a book that I could see who had done it, but this didn't seem to matter as I became too involved.