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Teen stuff

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-10

Mostly good short stories. Very teen though.

Big Snooze

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-09

The books flits about from one (of the many characters) to another without going into depth and allowing you the chance to empathise. This makes their petty squabbles as to how the planet should be handled irrelevant to the reader. You never really get to understand the reasoning behind each characters stand point only their actions as to what they will do to protect their way of thinking. I also bought the sequels Green and Blue - and it doesn't get any better or more interesting.

7 people found this helpful

The best of the 5 books...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-08

... but read the book instead. After just finished listening to the 5th book in the series, this second book, in my opinion has actually the best plot and story line. However, the 'shuta uppa ya face ah' accents of the narrator is truely awful.

1 person found this helpful

His best book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

All his books are great, but this one is by far my favourite.

7 people found this helpful

Go for Diana Gabaldon's books instead

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

It's almost as though Diana Gabaldon read these series, and thought that the plots were good, but she could do better! The Stonewycke books do have interesting plots and characters, sprinkled with a bit too much God is love preaching for my liking. However, the Outlander series by Gabaldon are 100 times better, expanding on similar plots but richly enhancing the characters and their relationships. Do yourself a favour and save some time - drop the Stonewycke books and go for Diana Gabaldon's books instead.

2 people found this helpful

Brilliantly written

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

When I read Gwen's review, I was initally put off, but decided to go ahead and listen to this book anyway. I was glad I did. David Hewson brilliantly reveals chapter by chapter a complex and intriguing crime story. His knowledge of Rome, the Vatican and art is amazing and woven very skillfully into the plot. I actually think that the narrator has lovely rich voice ala 'Mr Kippling makes exceedly good cakes' and in my opinion is quiet ingenious making use of regional English accents - the book is afterall in English not Italian.

1 person found this helpful

Might be a great book, but terrible Narrator

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-07

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with the previous person's review, this might be a great book, but Frederick Davidson?s narration makes it unbearable to listen to. My recommendation to you is to buy another version.

27 people found this helpful

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Hooked from start to finish

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-07

Brilliantly written (as usual), a bit more 'girly' than his other books - all of which I throughly enjoyed. Great plots and twists.

5 people found this helpful

No wonder it's a classic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-07

If you haven't read this classic, you're missing out. Cleverly written, and the two narrators carry off the storytelling in a way that makes the story come alive.

9 people found this helpful

Funny, yet a little obvious

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-07

If you liked Bridget Jones, you like this. Similar, funny off beat style, yet the characters and plots are a little obvious. Great accents by the narrator.

5 people found this helpful