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Bored with the love triangles now

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

Reviewed: 27-03-20

I enjoy most of the substance of these books but Agatha's love life infuriates me. None of the men are particularly likeable and Agatha carries on like a 20 year old, bed hopping from here to there. Jimmy is a nice enough character but it seems MC Beaton wants to persist with the James Lacey theme - a character she's pretty much shelved for the last two books - for no apparent reason and then Charles just pops up to mess things up every now and then. Thank God the dreadful Roy didn't make an appearance in this one.
That said, I do find these books oddly addictive. They're so easy to listen to and Penelope Keith is superb, so I end up promising myself I'll try something different, then download another. Ah well, only myself to blame.

Too sci fi for me

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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: 12-02-20

I tried this and didn't like it. I like computers but I'm not really a AI fan so this didn't do it for me. It wasn't dreadful. I think, if you like this sort of thing, it's probably a good book. It just wasn't to my taste.

Weakest so far

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

Reviewed: 27-01-20

The Agatha Raisin mysteries are, for the most part, daft. They're a bit like Sunday night tele. You don't really 'enjoy' them, but you become fond of the characters and sort of end up tuning in over and over. I listened to one out of interest and I've just downloaded book 7. I've even passed a couple on to friends who equally hate to love them. If you're looking for gripping psychological drama, do not stop here. If you like Midsomer Murders and don't mind that the plots are dreadful and there are so many murders, you are pretty much only left with the murderer, you'll love this. Easy to listen to slop.

Probably not his best

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

Reviewed: 27-11-19

I forgot how long ago this book was written until I listened to it. I've enjoyed Inspector Morse on TV so thought I'd try the book. I love Samuel West so I knew he'd be good but I didn't find the story particularly enthralling. That said, I'm sure I'll listen to more of the same. And, as crime writing goes, Colin Dexter can certainly hold his own.

Brilliant!

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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: 27-11-19

I love all of the Harry Potter books. Some say this is the weakest, but I still enjoyed it immensely. I can't count how many times I have listened to the series. Stephen Fry is fabulous and Harry Potter has become my 'go to' books when I've been disappointed with a few reads on the trot.

Inevitable, I suppose

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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: 27-11-19

This book grabbed me at the off then went cold about half way through. I got a bit bored and found some of the build up left me wanting. The ending was inevitable but dissatisfying.

Just didn't suit me

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

Reviewed: 27-11-19

This book just didn't suit me at all. I didn't like Eleanor, which doesn't help when you're trying to listen to a book. I felt sorry for her sometimes but mostly, I felt infuriated by her social ineptness. I appreciate that her behaviour is due to her past and that this was the point of the book, but I found it awkward and not very enjoyable.

Really surprised I 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: 27-11-19

I chose this book because I wanted something completely different and it was recommended by a colleague. The first chapter seemed odd but as I went on, Stephen Fry's infectious story telling grabbed me. Absolutely loved it and wished it had a sequel as there are so many more stories to tell.

Not as good as I expected.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was satisfying and fair.

What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s voice?

Caroline lee is a good narrator. I found her Australian accent a little grating at first but it quickly becomes tolerable. She plays the children's voices a bit oddly but I think it's probably a difficult task.

Was The Husband's Secret worth the listening time?

This book was ok, and I found it a tolerable listen. The problem was, I listened to it after listening to Big, Little Lies, which is a far superior book.

Any additional comments?

Moriarty follows a similar vane and narrative style, with three voices all telling the story, so I found it a bit samey to Big, Little Lies in parts. However, it was OK as a stand alone book. I am leaving Moriarty alone for a while now though as I think her books are best listened to at intervals between other books.

Not for me!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Did not enjoy this at all. The story was dull, the narrative pompous and unengaging and the readers, drab. I won't be pursuing further reads by this author.

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