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L. Serck

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Unconvincing 'male' narration

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-19

Sorry, but lowering a feminine-sounding voice to indicate the male is talking is ruinously off-putting. Kills the chemistry between the two characters, so I couldn't bear to listen to any more. Don't know what the solution would be.

Great story line. Great narrating by Jack Black.

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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: 12-06-18

5 stars!!!!!!!!! great for children and over all just amazing. Out standing! my kid loves it.

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All thriller and no filler

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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: 24-02-17

A magnificent modern thriller that ditches long chapters for short snappy ones that drive the plot forward, while simultaneously hopping between the girl before and the girl 'now'. I guessed the ending three quarters of the way through but this did not detract from the intense listening experience I had. Can't wait to see the film version.

Wonderful but harrowing

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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: 24-12-16

A wonderfully written book and expertly read by Derek Jacobi, but be warned - the tale is a harrowing one and there is a particularly graphic description that left me quite disturbed.

Ruddy Marr-velous

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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: 17-11-16

This is an absolutely brilliant journey through the life and times of Johnny Marr, read by the man himself. As well as finding out about how he started out and how The Smiths formed (and why it turned ugly), Marr offers an insight into the drive and ambition and unadulterated passion needed to succeed in a craft. His writing style is pure and honest; miles better than the trumped up over-hammed nonsense written by Morrissey in his autobiography, which he doesn't even bother to narrate himself. Marr's book is a must-read for any music fan.

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Two whodunits for the price of one

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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: 13-11-16

Absolutely loved this book, which is really a book within a book. Two whodunits for the price of one. Both plots are equally as engaging and full of intrigue. Horowitz has excelled himself.

What the world needs is a better ending

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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: 17-05-16

I really enjoyed this revealing autobiography. But the beginning - of how Bacharach started out - is better than the end, which doesn't have as many good anecdotes.

Great free book but disturbing ending

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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: 08-05-16

Wonderful narrative that brings a saccharine US beach resort to life. The plot is great with a twist - but be warned, the twist is very disturbing

A masterclass in pop history

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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: 07-03-16

A superb journey through the life of this extraordinary musician, told by the man himself. A masterclass for any aspiring artist who wants advice on how to live, breathe and eat music.

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Lacking a twist

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

Reviewed: 24-02-16

Another colourfully told story by narrator James Saxon, who really brings the characters to life. The story itself however simply lacks that all important twist. The writing is always superb and filled with comical character description, but Marsh just doesn't have that Agatha Christie genius for a plot.