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Fabulous story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-19

I loved this book. So well-written and narrated, with great characters and a an intriguing plot. Highly recommended.

22 hours of fantastic listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Another fabulous book by Robert Galbraith! Loved every minute of it. The story is not ridiculously complicated, which can get very difficult with an audio book, but it is one which twists and turns, leaving the reader guessing. If you liked the first three books then do not hesitate to purchase this one.
The narration is outstanding. The voices are spot on, especially Kinvara when she is shouting at her little terrier, and I even forgive him the dodgy Glaswegian accent for Sam Barclay! He is an incredible narrator and a huge part in why the book is so enjoyable.
Great to have Strike and Robin back again - such a brilliant team. Looking forward to Book 5 already! Well done JK Rowling!

Fabulous!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-17

I enjoyed this even more than The Magpie Murders, which I loved. Initially I was unsure about the author himself appearing in the book, but I think that this was, in the end, part of the appeal. It is a wonderful story, very convincing, and a plot of which Agatha Christie herself would have been proud.
Hawthorne and Horowitz make a very appealing detective duo.
The narration by Rory Kinnear is outstanding, one of the best I have heard.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Wonderful audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-17

This is a fabulous audiobook which I cannot recommend highly enough. The writing is spot-on. Eleanor is superbly brought to life in the most painstaking and heart wrenching way. Seeing her reborn, almost, is really special. Loved all the other characters too, especially Raymond and his mum. All the small details are what make this book special and bring it to life.
I hope the author has another book out very soon.
The narrator was brilliant too. This is the best book I have listened to on Audible.

39 of 42 people found this review helpful

Australian heat

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-17

A really good and intriguing story, with a superb ending. Cannot fault it.

Interesting well drawn characters, a believable plot and a dramatic ending - what more could you want?

The narrator is excellent. His voice is very easy on the ear. My only small criticism is that the awful Scottish accent is a hybrid of many others, but I can forgive him that!

Look forward to other books by this author. Loved the Australian setting and the dry conditions are such a big part of the story.

A bit long and drawn out

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-17

I had listened to the third book in this series first and found it much better than The Silkworm. I didn't like it feel drawn to any of the characters, other than Strike and Robyn. It also goes on for too long and I was glad to get to the end.
However the detective and his side-kick are what keep you reading and listening. They are a fantastic combination.
The performance is fantastic, every voice spot on.

B plus

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-01-17

Having enjoyed listening to a Jasmine Sharp story I was really looking forward to this. However, I found this story less satisfying and less compelling. I didn't feel that the characters were as distinctive as they could have been, possibly because there were so many of them.

It's an interesting idea, looking at how events from schooldays can have profound repercussions in the future. It's well written and narrated, but probably not for the prudish! Overall I enjoyed it but found the main character a bit unconvincing at times.

Wonderful audio book

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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: 06-01-17

Brilliant book, brilliantly read. The best in this series by far. Strike is a wonderful character - flawed, sometimes difficult but heroic. The story is very grim in places but the characterisation is fantastic...every character feels real. Nothing is rushed, so be prepared to lose evenings and sleep when listening. So well-crafted...cannot wait for the next one!