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FNtastic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

The narrator really brings this book to life. I was surprised by the level of humour and drama involved but there is no doubt in my mind that the narrator turned in a performance which lifts a decent book into excellence. It is not perfect; I will admit that I borrowed the book to check up on some of the technical speak but overall any shortcomings were easily ignored. I loved it...nearly as much as disco😀

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hugely enjoyable

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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: 22-06-15

Set in Alaska, this is a well crafted novel with a great cast of characters made even better by a great performance. A shining example of how a brilliant narration can really add to a story which was already good.

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excellent narration makes for entertaining listen

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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: 11-01-15

This builds on the previous book in the series. It has a decent mix of romance and adventure . It throws a few new insights into the characters and of course has a great dust bunny character. It's fun to listen to if you like these books but kudos to the narrator for her handling of the different characters

Entertaining

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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: 16-12-14

This will never be great literature but it is enjoyable and easy to listen to.. Having the narration done by the author really helped bring out some of the charm for which Graham is known but also helped imbue the book with an honesty I wasn't expecting in certain places.

Interesting start to a series

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

Reviewed: 17-05-14

Enjoyable 1st book based around Dakota Frost, (cool name) who is a magical tattoo artist. It is set in alternative world Atlanta and a decent job has been done at world building.Well paced and good narration

Well worth listening to

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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: 17-05-14

Everyone has heard of Dracula. Everyone has seen at least one film, But how many people have bothered with the original book?
This a great retelling of the original with the cast delivering excellent performances. There are some genuinely creepy elements to the book which explains why it grabbed the imagination, However, I also found the character of Lucy irritating which does take away a bit from the story, However I would recommend that you try this if you want to find out what the fuss is about and why it is a classic

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Short story which adds to the JaneYellowrock world

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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: 17-05-14

Short story with excellent narration as usual. Would have made more sense if I had bought and listened to Beneath a Bloody moon first as the events follow on from that story

Another knock out from Faith Hunter

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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: 09-01-14

The series storms on at a rocketing pace. It opens with a bang as Evan comes looking for his wife Molly. As is normal, it never rains but it pours so Jane also gets summoned to Katie's to search for 2 of her girls who have gone missing plus Leo summons her to run the security for a gathering... what could possibly go wrong??

There is a lot more of Leo in this book as Jane stays firmly on New Orleans turf and it gives an opportunity to develop Jane's reactions to the events of a couple of books back and to seek a solution to the bind she found herself in.

It is also interesting to see how Jane is coping now that the cat is out of the bag about her secret skinwalker abilities. Strangely, Jane seems to be shifting less as the series develops but Beast is as ever a distinct and memorable voice.

So good story, good pacing, good to see the reintroduction of some old familiar characters. Good to see Jane both finding a level of acceptance about herself (the moral crisis had been drawn out a lot over the series) while still allowing Jane to be vulnerable, and boy are there some vulnerable moments shown.

Bad things revolve mainly around the number of questions still left open at the end and the time it's going to take to get the next book released,

The narration as ever was first class.

Like reviewers on other sites, I did have an odd occurrence of a male voice seeming to overlay but it was only a few times for a word or two so didn't detract from my enjoyment.

One tip for this book, there is a crucial fight scene and it is worth checking out the song Dust Bowl by Joe Bonamassa to get the atmosphere



Classic Roberts romance with a ghostly twist

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

Reviewed: 16-12-13

In many ways, this is a classic Roberts romance with the attractive hero overcoming all the feisty heroine's reservations about falling in love. However, the ghost story which underpins this book turns it into something a bit special.

The novel centres around Declan Fitzgerald, a Boston lawyer who has changed his life to move to outside new Orleans to rebuild Manet Hall. But the Hall holds some dark secrets and the past and the present become strongly entwined.

Both narrators are excellent and particularly good at bringing a Cajun flavour to the story. However, I found the switches between narrators a bit jarring. I know it highlighted the switches in the narrative past and present but I personally prefer one voice in a book( unless it's a full cast drama), especially as either of the narrators were more than competent to have delivered the whole package on their own.

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 15-12-13

There is the sense of an end of era about this book. It may be because of the topic which sees the arrival of the steam train and a sense of industrialisation not seen before on Discworld. It is also like the end of a long running soap operas where old characters make guest appearances or are name checked.
I found the pace a bit slow at the beginning but sometimes, later, it gallops along almost too fast.
It is not my favourite Pratchett book but it does have the Patrician, Moist Von Lipwig and Sam Vimes which is all to the good.
As ever Stephen Briggs provides excellent narration bringing the voice and spirit of Discworld to life.
Overall, worth listening to