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Lorraine K

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Short stories

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I have and love all of the books with Thea Osborne, and the stories were good, but amounted to nothing. Caroline reads all books in this series and is fabulous to listen to. She especially sounds right for the character of Thea, however I think she could make a little more effort when it comes to a different accent for a different character, a vague attempt at a Birmingham accent fizzled out mid sentence. Rebecca is fabulous at description and conveying honest feelings and thoughts as always. Please can we have more books of Thea and Hepsie of course!

A good listening journey though each puzzle

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

Reviewed: 28-10-17

It Kept me gripped wanting to follow him through all the lies and events as he got deeper into trouble.

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

The narrator was excelent, if you like Miss Marple this is Definately for Margaret Rutherford fans.

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loved it!

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

Reviewed: 27-06-17

It was a wonderful story made all the better by having different narrators which really brought the characters to life. I was sorry when it finished!

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Engaging and Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

loved it. The narrator was perfect and brought it to life. An enjoyable listen for all!

Reminiscing childhood joy

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

Reviewed: 29-09-16

A lovely story read in a gentle voice reminiscent of quieter times when there was time to wonder at the small joys in life and nature.

A beach hut haven for many lives

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

Reviewed: 22-08-14

A beach hut haven for many lives that are cleverly woven together as the book progresses.

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a bit more than just a love story

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

I found the author's thoughts on the afterlife interesting. It was predictable, but enjoyable non the less.

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A bit different

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

Reviewed: 13-05-14

What did you like most about The Mystery of Mercy Close?

Cleverly written, so that you dont realise things until the author wants you to, so you are experiencing it with the main character. I didnt guess the end, the mystery until she did towards the end, yet it moves fast and keeps your interest.

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

Brilliantly read, couldnt wait to get back to it and although the character may not have been a typically likable person, Niamh made me love her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really, I enjoyed the journey and didnt want it to finish too soon. It unfolded with interest.

fine if you want tips about being a headmistress

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it was a story about the main characters with more feeling and less thinking, rather than about how to be a good teacher. Less time taken on explaining things. I felt like I might have exam on it later, rather than feeling that I had met real people.

What could Gervase Phinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

If it was written and read in a more adult style. I dont mean sexual intimacy, but more depth to the characters, less of a s t o r y about school-life. I was listening to a story about people rather than living it with them.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gervase Phinn’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The imagery was vivid and the narrator did good character voices.

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