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S. Hall

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Is this a childrens book? I found it depressing

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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: 01-11-19

I loved Michael Sheen’s narration, brilliant as always. I am going to be honest and say this was not my favourite of Phillip Pullmans books and Lyra certainly had the most awful journey. I found it quite depressing in parts too. I always thought it was a children or teenagers series but not so sure of that with this one.

Not criticising Mr Pullman I loved all the others this one shocked me in its darkness and didnt give me that usual feeling after reading.

Maybe its just me.

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Left me cold -

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

Reviewed: 13-12-16

The story has a slow build and a few surprises but I would challenge anyone to put up with what this family did before running for the hills. The ending was also a bit weak for me - sorry.

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strange story, weirdest accents - not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

I love Sherlock Holmes stories, from the originals to the new ones but this one was not for me - it jumped at one point to a new part of story with no explanation, I tried many times to see if it was my ipod but no. Also Holmes and Watson voices were very wrong not true to the characters at all. Sorry, not for me.

Good adaption of Sherlock stories

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

Reviewed: 28-08-16

Took me a while to get used to the voice of Sherlock but I soon did and the stories and narration was very good.

I enjoyed the stories a lot

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Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-16

I could not take to this format and found the stories just wrong for Sherlock and Watson. Also dont know why each actor had to introduce themselves either.

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Fantastic Collection - The full set

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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: 20-01-16

A fantastic audio book covering all the brilliant stories. It lasted forever as it is a very long book but with short stories within I never lost my place. The characterisation of Holmes and Watson was just as I imagined it.

Simon Vance as ever narrates totally believable and easy to tell apart characters.

My best audiobook ever!

A thought provoking and non put downable book

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

I dont like science fiction but for some reason the story in this book appealed to me and I am so glad I chose to buy it.

I will never look at the figure on the door of a gents loo the same again (Not that I look at them a lot now being female). I was always very keen to hear the next chapter and could never second guess how the story would move on.

The end was not as expected but thinking about it now I can understand why that was done.

The narrators voice was great and his accents believable

I will look out for other stories by this author as I recommend this book.

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Another great Department Q story - gripping

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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: 18-08-15

I did struggle in the first chapter as it was so far removed from Dept Q - I even had to check I was listening to the right book - however you soon realise this is absolutely necessary to support and explain the rest of the plot. I was gripped. The interaction between the Dept Q team is equally funny, sad and mysterious. I loved it. Having read the previous 4 books I hope there are still more to come

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Lovely look back at Junes career but not an autobi

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

A great look back with clips from all Junes great work but I missed info on Junes life outside of work - recommended listening though - she seems such a nice lady and so talented plus I think very patient with some of her co-performers

Surprising that Insp Dalglish isnt in charge

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

Great narration by Daniel again and it is a very interesting story but seemed strange to me Adam Dalglish was not running the investigation which held him back and I missed him. Otherwise very good as always but not my favourite

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