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Great book, horribly abridged...

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-20

I thought a summary would be a super handy overview of the main points of the book, to help guide me in the right direction until I had time to read the actual book. Unfortunately it is SO brief it’s essentially useless. It’s more like a series of headings, with few examples. They should have aimed for a 2hr abridged version, time for more detail, while still making it super quick... as, anyone with kids knows, time is something in short supply!

It’s such a shame... it just doesn’t give enough info to be useful. Maybe when I’ve read the book I’ll be able to have a quick listen to this to refresh my memory, but if you’re hoping for a quick listen to answer your immediate parenting questions, look elsewhere & read the book (if you have the time). :-(

Didn’t do it for me this time...

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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: 29-01-20

I enjoyed the first book, but I just didn’t get into this one... the characters and fantasy world just didn’t intrigue me this time... definitely not helped by the narrator‘s southern drawl, although aptly cast for this Texan tale, it made the storyline feel glacially slow to me. Still love Charlaine, but I think I’m done with this series... sorry!

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Love this series!

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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: 12-01-20

Molly finds herself in the middle of murder again... really enjoy this book & change of location! Fab characters and light hearted, yet gripping, mystery solving... perfect!

Was a bit annoyed there was a new narrator, as I really liked the last one, but by the end of the book I was completely used to the change and thought she was very good.

Highly recommend this series... Rhys Bowen is an excellent storyteller!!

Fabulous.

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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: 27-10-19

It’s not often book 2 is as good as, or even better than, the first - Scrublands.
This is. Unputdownable.

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Superb!!

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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: 18-10-19

Superb spy story... interesting characters, fascinating locations and a fast paved plot... but, skip the intro by Pullman, as it has lots of spoilers!

Highly recommend!

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What a ride!!

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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: 21-08-19

Wow... what an adventure!! Definitely inspiring and one for my kids when they are older!

Lara’s writing style does jump around a bit, weaving in her back-story and revealing glimpses of the future, but it works well. I would have liked more detail on the riding/Mongolia/people and more observations/commentary by other people about her, but the story skips along at a good pace and keeps you wanting more.

My only criticism is that family & friends needed more rounding out. Recollections came over a bit one sided, which left me hoping no bridges were burned in an effort to tell her story.

Overall, a fascinating and remarkable effort by someone so young!!

Well ridden & well written, Lara... keep adventuring and writing. I look forward to more!!

Too much toilet humour...

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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: 12-07-19

I really wanted to like this, it sounded hilarious, but I found the humour too crass. I love sci-fi and witty banter is my fav, but this was more a silly spoof with predominately toilet-type humour.

Storyline was fine with funny banter occasionally, just wish there had been more substance.

Narration was good.

This wasn’t for me, but definitely buy if silly comedies are your thing!

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Stop being mean to Gerty!!

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

Reviewed: 17-06-19

Love this series, but the endless making fun of Gerty is starting to come over as just plain mean. It’s meant to be amusing, but it goes on and on! For it to be good comic banter we all need to see flashes of real concern/ friendship/love to make the banter comic. It’s missing that.

Otherwise, I enjoyed it... more of a who-dunnit than usual and I liked the change of location/characters to spice it up!

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Definitely worth a listen...

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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: 04-06-19

It’s spy thriller and legal drama all rolled into one... well read and well written - definitely worth a listen!!

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Great stories!!

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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: 04-06-19

My daughters (4&6yrs) love these audiobooks. Not too scary, so great for bedtime listening. Highly recommend!