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Tony Gavin (Author - Screenwriter)

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My audiobook of the year.

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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: 23-12-19

This beautifully narrated story receives my personal audiobook of the year award this year. I listen to an awful lot of audiobooks in a year so that's quite an accolade. I loved every minute of this well researched and perfectly told story.

An interesting 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: 26-11-19

An interesting listen for both academics and lay persons alike. Accounts of historical pirate characters lighten the detailed academic record.

Another great listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

The series continues to improve. It was a good series when it started and it just gets better book by book. I would definitely recommend this audio-book and the John handful series as a whole.

Left wanting more.

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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: 23-10-19

This was a well written story but at less than two hours long I was left wanting more. I ran out of audio before I ran out of energy whilst out exercising which was disappointing. This could easily be expanded to a full length audio-book without detriment to the storyline. The narrator did an exceptional job and was eloquent and pleasing on the ears. Overall a good story well told.

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-19

A perfectly narrated audiobook with everything you want from an adventure story. It held my attention throughout.

A good story.

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

Reviewed: 25-09-19

I've listened to a few Andrew Hixson books lately and this one was the best so far. I enjoyed the way the story developed slowly and then the constant changes in pace between action and investigation as it developed.

Drivel.

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

Reviewed: 24-09-19

I gave up on this audiobook at chapter 24 which unlike me as I like to see a book through to the end. I couldn't take any more of the self pity and the it's everyone else's fault but that of the author. I too experienced the foster and care home system in the 60's which was far from perfect I admit and is what initially drew me to this title. But when faced with the same choices as the author CHOSE not to rebel, not to get drunk, to take drugs and to associate with the wrong crowd and then to blame the world for the consequences of my actions. $#!¥ happens to all of us and how we deal with our lot in life is what defines us.

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Believable.

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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: 20-09-19

This is an expertly blended mix of fact and fiction that will hold your attention throughout.

Midsummer Murder

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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: 16-09-19

This well written story reminds me of the Midsummer Murder series on TV. If you are a fan of those then you will like this too I expect. A slow moving and predictable storyline expertly narrated but storytelling at its best.

A step above.

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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: 15-09-19

There are good authors, very good authors, exceptional authors and then above them all there is Grisham. When supported by a narrator with the abilities that Michael Beck brings the finished product is as close to perfect as you can get.