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The concept was great but the Story seems to be unoriginal.

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

The concept was great, However the execution was poor,mixture of styles and stories plopped i. Along the way, a poor George Mackay Brown, a poor Alibaba and 40 thieves and old stories all mixed up. I love Icelandic, Orkney sagas, but this just was off the mark for me, taking ages to get to the point and not very subtle. By half way through the book, I no longer cared about any of the characters and all the experiences they were having just washed over me. Sorry cant recommend. I believe the book is up for an award, quite surprised.

All Episodes - astounding presented in calmness

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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: 11-09-18

I have never listened to this kind of format, and I loved this,I liked being led into what we think are facts..only to findout out that some are fiction, then some facts again...what a journey for all the people involved, and the fact that the story is still playing out today is just..incredible. completely captivating, you couldn't make it up.....or could they?..or did they? ...or did he?...or did she? And I am talking here, about the Police, the witnesses, neighbours, lawyers,families, suspects and journalists ...we are but human. Brilliantly put together.

Beautiful and charming book

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

This is where the content of the book, and the reader, just come together beautifully. I was totally enthralled, and the book holds you right to the end. The book has a lovely beat to the story...like the waves of the sea, bringing in different parts of a harrowing story, giving you time to think about it, before being engulfed with another wave of information. Beautiful.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable bringing back some of the team

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-17

A little bit confusing as there are so many characters, but interesting linking past and present.

The reader was good, but slightly painful, monotone voice, which actually added to the story telling.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Can I say that this has been a bit disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Likes; some of the writing is quite poetic and it is easy to read
A plot point is woven throughout the book.
I had some favourite characters. And there were some thought provoking bits.
Dislikes; a lot of pages describing the mundane tedious parts of day to day life, makes for a lot of boringness. Jumping from present to past with a tonne of characters. I thought that I was feeling confused because I was listening to the story, but friends who read it, also felt confused. All in all a dull book for me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Descending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Some of the descriptions made my stomach churn, but I still wanted more. It made me feel like I was simultaneously a voyeur, and Esther, as We walked down the hospital corridors. My first read of this book, and I had waited for a longtime to read it. I am glad I read it.

The reader, was "Ok" a bit whiney voiced and dull. Even reading the last chapter she sounded soporific, wouldn't choose to listen to her voice reading another book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Loved this book, well read don't be put off by the first reader you hear, I nearly was

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Enjoyed this book, I would describe it as a slow burner, that when the core deed is done, it seemed to thump me in the chest! Bam....so well written to make me feel like that.

Dont be put off by the author reading the preface, (very staccato) the core book is well read by Crawford John and Cameron Mowat. I was totally gripped. Loved and hated the ending! Loved the discussion of pros and cons, hated the continuing story in the court room, felt the book ended at the original outcome.

Loved the setting, the history, loved the situation

Would recommend. Loved it.

38 of 40 people found this review helpful

A good read..as they say

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

Reviewed: 18-07-16

Heart breaking book. I read it and it made me grateful for my own home and a snippet of understanding of the ache to be able to live in your country of choice with people you can trust. How fragile we are, and attitudes change by the day.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful