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WOW WOW WOW

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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: 12-02-20

What a book. Every human emotion was covered - cruelty and abuse, altruism and empathy.It was a long listen but just not long enough. A special mention must be made of the narrator who is truly excellent. He never misses a beat or mix up the accents. He adds so much to the experience. Well done him and well done Helen Fields. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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A wee bit too long

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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: 02-02-20

I liked this book but it went on for a bit too long. A bit of honing would have done it some good

TWICE AS GOOD AS THE FIRST IN THE SERIES

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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: 02-02-20

I loved the first book but though the second one was fantastic. Great story, Great narrator and kept me rapt until the end.
Really looking forward to the next one which I have preordered.

Abir Mukherjee is now in my top 5 favourite author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-19

Brilliant Story, brilliant narrator and inspirational author's note at the end. I think Mr Mukherjee has a unique view on the Indian/British/Scottish situation in India in the Raj. Fans of Tartan Noir should give this series of books a try as there is always at least one Scottish character. I have enjoyed each book in the series more than the one before and can't wait for the next one.

My first Nick Louth listen and def not my last.

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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: 23-10-19

Loved the book and loved the narrator. Near the end I actually said WOW out loud. A plot you could not predict with all the ingredients: love interest, intrigue, blood gore and other unexpected pleasures. Long may DI Gillard continue.

an enjoyable short 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: 13-10-19

I enjoyed listening to this so much I ordered the second in the series immediately. Good Story, excellent narrator.

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Why did I leave it so long?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-19

i purchased this book in 2017 and hadn't listened to more than a few minutes of it previously. I watched Abir M talking at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival and it renewed my interest. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Something a bit different, a different setting, different times and a different perspective. Simon Bubb is a beyond excellent narrator, manages all the accents very well and adds to the storyline. I enjoyed it so much I downloaded the next book in the series, A Necessary Evil, which I enjoyed equally as much - apart from the tiger shooting. I fully intend to listen to all the rest of the series.

Denzil Meyrick just gets better and better.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-19

I finished listening to this book a couple of days ago and I have been in mourning since. What to listen to next - nothing will compare. DM managed to bring other characters to the forefront with his clever writing. We saw more of DS Brian Scott and his delightful wife. DS Scott"s slight misunderstanding of the English language and his malapropisms give us a laugh in the midst of serious subjects. The Scottish language is being kept alive by the brilliant narration of David Monteath. The story is absorbing and DM leaves us, with bated breath,waiting for more. 5 stars are not enough - I would give 10 for the writer and the narrator. MORE please and quickly.

I was amazed, frustrated, annoyed and sometimes confused but enjoyed it.

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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: 15-05-19

You have to listen to this book carefully to get the most out of it. It is interesting and thought provoking and a wee bit scary.
There was one little blip in the narration that wasn’t picked up where the narrator translated lacrimae as “tares” rather than tears.
Highly recommend you to listen to this book.


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welcome back Simon

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-19

Another thoroughly enjoyable if occasionally harrowing episode in Simon Serralier's life. Well written, well narrated.
Hopefully there won't be such a large gap before the next book so that we can see how Simon Serralier's life with his bodily problems progresses.

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