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Truly engrossing & entertaining.

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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: 26-02-20

Very well plotted and a well realised concept. Lots of twists and turns to keep you on edge and wanting more. A great job by the narrator really captures the tone of the novel. Loved it and am looking forward to the sequel.

Epic

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Brilliant book and a terrific audio. My only negative point would be that the Baron's voice wasn't consistent which was a bit of a distraction from the narrative. I don't know if chapters were recorded out of sequence or used different actors but I found myself back tracking a few times to ensure it WAS the Baron talking. shame because otherwise brilliant. I even liked the sound effects and find they complemented the story rather than obscured it as I often find.

a bit of fun

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

this was fine as a bit of backround listening while working. not very 'deep'. fairly predictable. quite well read or I probably wouldn't have made it through. worth the credit, but only just.

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Epic. A masterpiece.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-18

An amazing novel. Annie Proulx is a master of the craft and never on better form. Long but engaging from start to finish and I didnt want it to end. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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an intriguing listen

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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: 19-01-18

well narrated and a good story. lost a little momentum about half way thru. could have been cut back a bit in length and not lost much. a bit of a disappointing showdown for the climax but well worth the credit none the less. still worthy of 4 stars.

good but somewhat anti-climactic

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Very well read and a captivating story but ends with a bit of an anti-climax. Worth the credit though and I may try Hanif's other book on Audible.

loses momentum...

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-17

I was enjoying listening to this but about two-thirds in the originality and inventiveness seemed to dry up and the rest of the book became a bit of a slog. the conclusion is terribly unsatisfying. well read though.

Great book, great listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Thanks Luke! Didn't want to stop listening at any time during this engaging novel. Love the fact you read your own work as I know we are getting the intended emphasis and not another artist's interpretation. This book really held my interest, start to finish, through Nigels crazy, sad, darkly comic adventure.

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brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-04-16

Captivating! I couldn't stop listening once I'd started. Really well paced and keeps you gripped throughout. It is a seemingly simple story based on an essentially simple premise but exceptionally well written and the narration brilliantly captures the mood of the story.

Off now to see what else Mr. Smitherd has on Audible.

Thanks!

A great listen! A gripping story, start to finish.

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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: 02-12-15

Where does In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10 I reckon.

What other book might you compare In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story to, and why?

Probably either Murakami's IQ84 or the Wild Sheep Chase.

What about Luke Smitherd’s performance did you like?

Captured the mood, pace, tone of the book perfectly. As you would expect from the author!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ever hear a voice when there's no one there?

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed this book and it is read exceptionally well. Thanks Luke!