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A project management report rather than a story

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-19

Not sure why this has had so many rave reviews. It really felt like a promising premise turned it to a build your own Bobiverse to do list.. at times It felt like a narration of someone playing sim city build a city game. Good performance, but that didn’t save it for me.

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Did not disappoint.

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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: 23-11-17

So immersive and detailed a story. it really was a pleasure to listen to. Saul is an expert story teller and made this a very easy to listen to audio book. my only complaint wasn't felt that r he book had two endings one relating to the central mystery and another to the financial plotline.. I would have preferred to have had the focus purley on the mystery.. But still an outstanding book that I would recommend .

can't get past the narrators style

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

I've had several attempts at finishing this audio book but the narration is so still and flat and boring that I've given up each time .. the story may well be a good one, but the delivery is as full as dish water..

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Solid if not a little predictable in spots

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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: 07-11-17

listened to this on foot of the snowman and it was interesting to see the origins of Harry Holey and how much he had been developed by the time the snow man was written . What struck me most is that he isn't a very likeable or identifiable lead.. pacing of this book was a problem for me. it had a great start and became very saggy towards the middle and end points... the performance of the narrator is superb as always

Full of self importance and overly complicated descriptions

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

This was a book I really wanted to enjoy. But it is a tough read and if I'm honest I struggled to get through it. The main protagonists are not remotely likeable and Elio the 17 year old at the centre of the story is a bore who laces every sentence with obscure references and dips in and out of German and Italian. This book tries too hard to be art and just comes across as pretentious

9 people found this helpful

Good solid thriller, if a little predictable.

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

This is a really solid book. very entertaining and set at a really good pace. Sean Barret is excelent as the voice of the book and I could listen to his voice all day... not even slightly boring... (FT). My only gripe is that some of the plot revelations are a little predictable and cliche.

But having said that I will still give others in the series a go.

Classic, you won't be disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I can't get enough of Ripley or indeed Highsmith. A master of suspense at play. the world she creates is so detailed and believable. The performance of the Narrator strikes just the right pace and tone. loved it from start to finish.

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Really don't understand all the positive reviews..

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This has to be the dullest fantasy book I've ever read.. I waited hours and hours, chapter after chapter for something that would in any way move the plot along and very little came.. the main protagonist is an insufferable bore who constantly tells the reader of his cleverness. The narrator is superb. he can easily move from voice to voice and each one is different and rich.. but even he could not rescue this borefest for me. There are so many good fantasy books out there.. no need to wade through this self important mountain of a book.

Good but not as riveting as the Ripley books

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

Reviewed: 18-08-17

Good read. Sags a little in the middle with some improbable plot lines. But still enjoyable. Narration is good and brings you along. Even if the female sounds like Dustin Hoffman in tootsie