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Very poor book - Could do much better

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

Reviewed: 09-04-20

The last few books in this series haven't been great, but this one is awful. It's that bad even Kobna Holdbrook-Smith seems bored listening to it.

Very lacklustre story, no depth of character and seems like three short stories which he has tried to roll into one.

Must have ran out of ideas

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

Reviewed: 09-07-19

As a fan of the river series I was looking forward to this. Weak story, very little background of the characters and silly German accent by the reader. Really disappointing.

Rehash of other other characters and nothing new. Not recommended.

3 people found this helpful

Brilliant book from start to finish

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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: 12-10-18

One of the best books I have listened to this year. Gripping and full of great characters. I found I had a tear in my eye at some bits - unusual for me, as the story is quite harrowing in parts, but well worth the read.

A bit dry and very few revelations

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

If you can compare two books on the same subject, Fire and Fury is a much better read. I guess both are a snapshot of the Trump Whitehouse, but as a piece of entertainment this is a bit dry and doesn't really offer much of an insight in to the President.

I can't say I would recommend this book, and after finishing I wish I hadn't bothered.

Pretty much what you think goes on, but worse

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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: 06-02-18

Not usually my type of book but found this riveting. If you are a trump supporter this isn’t for you.

Great story telling and really got me engaged with the main west wing characters of trumps first year. Recommended listen

Not the best Peter Grant book by a long shot

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

If you only read this Peter Grant book you probably won’t read any more. Definitely not up to the usual standard in characters or story. Should be seen as a side story and not a novel but as a fan I wasn’t impressed at all. Here’s hoping the next one has more thought put into it

11 people found this helpful

One of the best epic westerns ever written

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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: 08-07-17

What did you like most about Blood Meridian?

The characters were engaging and the story kept you hooked until the end. Didn’t want it to finish.

What did you like best about this story?

Although this book at its heart is very violent. The story is wonderfully crafted that keeps you hooked.

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

Found his reading excellent and really made the book.

Philip Kerr, please give up this series

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

What disappointed you about The Other Side of Silence?

The early books are great, but the last 2 have been disappointing. The post war story lines are contrived and not very good. I feel the series would be better served by recounting some pre wars tales.

Has The Other Side of Silence put you off other books in this genre?

No I love these kind of books. It is great Berlin Noir, but the last few have quite literary lost the plot.

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

Jeff Harding is a great reader and conjures up that 30's style detective noir of Raymond Chandler.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment.

8 people found this helpful

Not a bad book, but sometimes a bit hard to follow

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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: 12-08-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend, but not for everyone.

If you’ve listened to books by Jasper Fforde before, how does this one compare?

I haven't read any other books. I will probably give the next one a try.

Was The Eyre Affair worth the listening time?

The concept of the book was fine, but even although it is a fantasy novel some of the story and the altered history were a bit hard to swallow. I couldn't reconcile how the chain of events would have played out to create this version of the last 150 years.

3 people found this helpful

Who know you could learn to like Hitler!

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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: 12-08-16

If you could sum up Look Who's Back in three words, what would they be?

A great read

What did you like best about this story?

It was a clever story and you found yourself liking the Hitler character. This is very clever as you keep thinking about the real life one which is quite a strange feeling.

What about Julian Rhind-Tutt’s performance did you like?

The reader was great, very believable and read the story well.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is a black comedy which runs throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

I have seen there is a TV series, I am looking forward watching this.

2 people found this helpful