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So glad it’s finished

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

Reviewed: 05-07-20

This book has a surfeit of horrible events, I wanted to know how it was all resolved, but it was an effort to go with the story, especially the way women are treated in it, (accurate for the period) which is more scary than the Companions themselves.
Anyway, if you like the thrill of spiralling horror, this is for you.

I prefer not to be scathing, but

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

Reviewed: 18-03-20

Cannot fault the author, she’s great, but whoever chooses the narrator is getting it so wrong, modern terminology is uncomfortable in his mouth, he reads as if he has tunnel vision and sees one word at a time, even speeded up to 1.5x he reads as if there’s double spacing between the words. I was so distracted by his style when I started this audiobook that I felt like returning it, but decided to hear it out and review it, instead of bailing without saying anything, mainly because I enjoy the author. It’s not the narrator’s fault that he should have been put out to pasture some time in the early 1960’s, he’s just from another time. Bad choice, could be so much better.

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What’s the deal with Gwyneth Paltrow?

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

Reviewed: 21-02-20

Wanted to love this, but couldn’t finish it for having missed the point completely, maybe it’s me

Such fun!

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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: 20-02-20

I enjoyed this so much, such spirit and fun, she makes me want to find her zest for life and living myself, I hope she’s still sticking two fingers up at the world, wherever she is

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: 19-12-18

Authentic story telling by the author, and excellent reading, really absorbing, I want the next book immediately.

Thoroughly enjoyed this

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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: 02-08-18

What a good listen this is, thoroughly enjoyed it, I’m off to see what else is available by both author and narrator

Nicely written

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Nicely written, well researched, but can only manage this sort of book once in a while, and even then I question why I did. Confess it did make me teary somewhere in the beginning chapters, I liked that, but the rest...I would probably have loved it when I was a teenager. Narrator is very good at accents, can’t fault her at all, although perhaps her cool tones are a bit squeaky clean for me. I had to see why the author is a best selling writer, I still don’t know really, there’s a lot of stuff like this out there, but if this book makes people happy, then...(shrug) it’s ok I guess.

Enjoying this series very much

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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: 06-02-18

Really thoroughly appreciating this series, everything about it, story, characters, performance, including the swearing. The swearing makes it real.

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It’s been a while

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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: 29-01-18

It’s been a while since anything in the genre has captured my attention this well, thoroughly enjoyed it, will get next in series ASAP. Well read in a lively, clear manner, no lengthy battle scenes, plenty of dialogue, thumbs up from me

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Enjoyed the story

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

But the reader, oh dear...his voice is just too dated, when he says ‘ezine’, or anything to do with modern technology, it sounds as if he isn’t familiar at all. Needs a more energetic voice. This doesn’t put me off though, because the author tells good tales.