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Slow down the narration, otherwise a great listen

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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: 10-04-20

I enjoyed this book whilst in lockdown at home. The narrator does speak very, very fast, however I slowed the speed of the narration down to 90% on my listening device and it was just right. I do prefer these stand alone stories from Nicci French rather than the Frieda Klein ones. This one kept me guessing.

Interesting concept

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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: 18-03-20

I enjoyed the book overall, but the ending appeared rushed. Once someone confessed, and this happened abruptly, it was over. The narrator was excellent.

Good Listen

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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: 25-05-18

I did correctly guess the denouement of the story fairly early on, but I enjoyed listening all the way to the end. A well written and thought out thriller. Clare Corbett, as usual, is an accomplished narrator. Recommended.

Full marks for Liz Nugent

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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: 12-04-18

What did you like most about Skin Deep?

I found the book compulsive, easy listening. I listened to it over 2 days whilst doing a tedious job and it made the job less of a trial. Very well produced by the multiple narrators who enhanced the story. I felt a little sympathy at times for the main character, but she is ultimately vile.

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Highly recommended. Wonderful depiction of a life.

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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: 06-04-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Trauma Cleaner to be better than the print version?

I read the Kindle edition last year and thought it was excellent. I was a little hesitant to listen to the Audile as I wondered if I would enjoy the reader or whether she would detract from the story. However, it is beautifully narrated. It shows how provoking and interesting I found the book by the fact I not only read it, but listened to it in a period of about 6 months.

Any additional comments?

The book explores the life of a woman who performs one the most filthy, but necessary, jobs anyone could do. Sandra is an exceptional woman who treats her clients with respect and compassion. She does so having undergone a terrible childhood herself and having to confront the issue of her personal identity and journey as a woman in a male body. Admirable story of a real life, not fiction. People are amazing.

Wonderful book which I highly recommend

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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: 07-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of After the Tears to be better than the print version?

I have bought both versions, audio and print, because after listening to the beginning chapters I found it so valuable that I wanted to go back and read more slowly. It is a book that has given me so many insights into myself and my life.

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Not the thriller I thought it would be.

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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: 10-09-17

Would you listen to Silent Child: Audible's Thriller of the Year again? Why?

Perhaps in a few years, when I have forgotten who did it.

Have you listened to any of Joanne Froggatt’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Good narrator. She read very well, and her voice did not irritate or detract from the story.

Any additional comments?

I think the book is over hyped by Audible. I was expecting something much better. The book is a good story, but there are many other books just as good. It was well read and an easy listen. Unremarkable, overall. Get it if you want something light in the thriller genre.

Great listen! Highly recommended

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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: 05-08-17

Would you listen to Unravelling Oliver again? Why?

Yes, a few years into the future.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did. I like to listen to audible books whilst doing my artwork, and I had a clear day to enjoy the book and my art. It was a satisfying listen.

Any additional comments?

Liz Nugent does write very well. Recommended read for this genre.

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Not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Any additional comments?

Overall, I did not really enjoy the story as I found it difficult to suspend disbelief at the far fetched scenario at the centre of the book. I did guess what the conclusion would be, about half way through. I thought the narrator was a good choice for the teenage girl. Her flat delivery added to the story, as it did evoke a troubled girl.

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

If you could sum up The Secrets She Keeps in three words, what would they be?

Enjoyable, easy listening. I listened to this book over 2 days whilst doing chores. It was engaging and I wondered how it would all end. The narrator was excellent and brought the characters to life. Different from Michael Robotham's other books but the same quality story.

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