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Steven A. McKay

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Bland

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

I assumed the author read this, as its pretty boring. By that, I mean I assumed the author had wanted to narrate his own book, and the publisher had allowed it to save paying someone else.
I'm amazed to find it's someone else reading this! Why did they choose someone with such a boring style? I really struggled to finish it and, in truth, gave up with an hour to go.
There's a fair bit of interesting information in here, but it might have been condensed into am hour long lecture rather than a full book.

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

My auto correct tried to change that headline to "excrement" and that would be the opposite of what this book is. I think this is one of Du Maurier's best books, up there with Rebecca for sure.

Mostly excellent

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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: 29-10-19

Brilliant storytelling, and I love the overall idea of switching places but it's pretty unrealistic to think no one would notice. However, suspend your disbelief, for this is a wonderful story, well worth a credit!

Rush 2112

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

I really like this book, it's an interesting tale. Try reading the Kindle edition while listening to Rush's "2112" song, it's the same story!

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Meh

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

I love most of Sir TP's books, and I love Nigel Planer's reading of them, but this one was a bit boring. I was glad when it finished although I did snigger every time that one old fella said, "What?"

Excellent!

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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: 29-10-19

I really enjoyed this, as I've done with most of the author's books. I listened to it over a few days decorating my son's room and it made the time go in very enjoyable.
I was a bit miffed at the ending though!

Vanilla

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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: 29-10-19

I enjoyed the narrator's performance immensely. There didn't seem to be a story though, it was just a rather boring recounting of mundane events in a small village involving bland people.
I'm amazed this is considered a classic.
Also, despite the green tree and summer scene on the cover, the story is set around Xmas time!

Very good

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

I didn't realise this was a straight historical fiction tale, for some reason I expected fantasy.
I enjoyed it a lot, the performances and music and general atmosphere were great. The story itself is a little lacking in excitement and the main character always seems to land on his feet but it was enjoyable enough that I bought the second book!

Superb!

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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: 29-10-19

As great as expected. The story about the dad and his docile son had an awesome twist!

Wuthering Heights cover art

Bargain

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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: 24-02-18

I only paid 78p for this, and it was well worth it for hours of entertainment. Yes, the narrator is a little dreary, but so is the whole book!
I've posted a more detailed review on my website, but in general I recommend this version of the audiobook. The narrator is pretty good at the different voices and accents and my main issue with it is how depressing the story itself is. Everyone in this book is a grade a git, and they spend all their time pretty much being horrible to one another.
It's a good listen but I much prefer Jane Eyre as the ending was less bleak.