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Simon Gibson

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Great Writing, Characters and Plot

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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: 12-03-20

Wes Markins writing gets better and better. DCI Michael Yorke and team really are at full stretch with this baffling case with all it's twists and turns. The narrator brings it all nicely to life as we, the listeners, are fully immersed in a roller coaster ride. Very enjoyable.

A Very Short But Interesting Story

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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: 12-03-20

This packs a lot into a one and a quarter hour audiobook. It sets the backstory for the DCI Yorke crime novels. Great narration compliments the writing. I'm not a fan of short stories and feel this could have been incorporated as part of a full novel, perhaps as a flashback.

Great Characters & Plot.

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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: 12-03-20

This is a very nicely paced crime thriller with excellent characters and great twisty plot. The narrator brings an extra dimension and enjoyment. DCI Michael Yorke is proving to be an interesting individual in this his second outing in a novel. For me this has all the ingredients of what I want in my crime fiction. Great writing.

On The Edge, Undercover.

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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: 12-03-20

When the task needs the very best undercover cop Regan is top of the list. He's seconded to Australian law enforcement to nail a big player for them before being given the onerous task, back in the UK, of infiltrating a white supremacist group within the police force itself. The tension is high, the stakes become personal to Regan and his loved ones. Fast paced with great narration. I think it should have been a longer story to fully take advantage of the potential.

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A Meeting Turns To Horror.

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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: 26-02-20

A group of alcholics encounter far more than their weekly confessions at a meeting. Based around a tragic accident in the past revenge is delt out in scenes reminiscent of the best horror movies. Through excellent writing and superb narration events are brought fully to life for the listener. This is not for the sqeamish and is a very engaging tale. I thoroughly enjoyed it, with the lights on.

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Fine Art, Murder and Catacombs.

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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: 24-12-19

Flora has hardly settled into to her new job when she is asked to assist in the tracing of a hoard of WW2, Nazi looted, fine art, somewhere in the catacombs of Rome. This is fast paced, full of intrigue and mystery, with a cast of intriguing characters. A murder is added to the mix making this an excellent listen, especially as the writing and narration are very good.

Reagan Fights For His Life In Thailand.

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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: 06-12-19

Reagan is deep undercover in Thailand trying to get to the Texan Mr Big of the South East Asia illegal drug business. He has everyone out to get him when plans start to go amiss. Reagan has to use every ounce of his inginuity and guile to stay alive. The pace is fast, narration excellent, with a plot continually twisting and turning. There's even a love interest for Reagan with a Thai character every bit his match. I wish it could have been a full novel. Another installment will be brilliant.

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Murder And Intrigue In The Italian Art World.

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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: 04-12-19

Siena, Italy, is the location for this murder mystery set in the world of fine art restoration, forgery, theft, family intrigue and loyalty. Nicely paced with great attention to detail and characterisation the plot twists and turns to its rewarding conclusion. The narrator does a great job in aiding the listerner experience. Very enjoyable.

When Things Don't Go To Plan.

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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: 04-12-19

A cozy and quiet Christmas Eve is planned at the West's household but then the snow storm hits, unexpected guests arrive and someone is poisoned. Cendrine's plans are in ruins and she has a potential murder to solve. This is a great fun story with lots of twists as we follow the witches as they help and hinder the proceedings. Narration helps the listerner with the enjoyment of the whole experience. Enjoy.

Stardom and Magic.

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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: 04-12-19

Westwick is buzzing as Hollywood comes to town in the guise of a top director and film crew. Cendrine's witch family wants stardom, very badly, so witchcraft is afoot as events start to turn nasty. Cen, trying to get a scoop for her newspaper, is in the middle of it all and her partner, the Sheriff, is trying to solve the crimes. Very nicely written with plenty to keep the listener entertained. The excellent narration makes this a thuroughly enjoyable audiobook.