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Truly appalling and a rip off

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

Reviewed: 11-12-19

I will never buy another LJ Ross books. I’ve stuck with them with all except about two but this is just a complete rip-off , it’s more like a short story. Such a far cry from the first one holy Island. There is absolutely no tension or complexity about this book whatsoever. In fact I’m returning it. The author is just making money out of people now for absolutely nothing she ought to be ashamed of herself. It is just like she ran out of interest and just dictated what came into my head in the last hour. She’s got a formula she’s not putting much Effort in anymore and coining the money in 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Justice system not fit for purpose

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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: 17-09-19

This is a damning indictment on the Scottish Justice system. Disposing of evidence is truly criminal. It smacks of v lazy police work . The fact that a majority of 8 to 7 is all that is required is terrifying. And most of all , the most disgusting thing has to be the absolute absence of any forensic evidence. That is totally unbelievable. We’ve all watch on tv or movies how there has to be clothes fibres, dna, drag marks etc. And to find none just shows how the police thought they had their man and just wanted to put it bed. Ono linger have any faith in the Scottish legal system!! Can’t wait for a follow up. It should be called complete lack of body of proof .,

2 hours in and I knew who done it !!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-19

How on earth can an established successful,( so-called) writer write a book which enables someone like me, who is no Einstein , to guess who it was less than two hours in, practically from the start in fact !!! Nothing more to say except I won’t be buying another book by Val McDermid.

Dreadful

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-19

Every cringeworthy literary device used , oh and aren’t they used! The author has an obsession with biscuits!!! Where was the editor. I don’t understand the wow reviews, I just don’t, I wouldn’t recommend unless you only can get a few books a yr and you want a fairly long listen!

Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 21-04-19

As above in every sense. Won’t waste time trying to defend ridiculous story and unlikeable characters. And where was the editor?? Almost documentary like when focusing on war in Pacific and with no direct relevance to story!!

Last Peter May book I will read

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Well it’s the end of the road for me and Peter May. I’ve read every book and I really think he should of stopped after Lewis Trilogy. This should definitely not have been resurrected. Peter Forbes unfortunately sounds like Enzo throughout this! The story is very lame. The main character has very few redeeming features and I just can’t agree that the glowing reviews here. Sorry Mr May the end of the line for me!! Pretty awful.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Please don’t bother

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Ughhhh. Boring. Cliched format. Like Gone Girl back from her to him! Hashtags etc. Irritating. Ridiculous plot. Got halfway through and then went on to the last chapter. Oh I how I wish I could have those hours back. I’m speechless regarding so many good reviews. I read/listen to a lot of books and this is one I will forget instantly.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

What happened to the last few hours . Went downhill

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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: 10-05-18

The last fifth of this book seemed to be from a different book altogether!!!
It turned into a sentimental nonsense. But still, how on Earth is the next book not coming out for 2 yrs.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Excellent

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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: 12-04-18

Great as usual. One of the best except the endings are all too short. This one even more abrupt than usual. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments! Jeff Harding surpassed himself this time with different accents. Superb!

Where do I Start!!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

The first and definitely the very last I will ever read. I wasn’t expecting Booker Prize level but not was I expecting Janet and John!! An articulate and imaginative 12 yr old could do better. And where was the editor whose job it was to remove all the inane filler. Too many name. No tension, a lame plot, on and on. It could easily have been done in 4 hours less . How this man has made a living out of writing is an utter mystery, just like the 5 star reviews. I stuck with it in the hope of it improving and because I paid for it !! It was actually painful to listen to it had ‘amateur ‘ written all over it. Never again. Buyers remorse.