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Alison Coombe

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As it should be

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-16

have heard many variations of this wonderful classic, for me this is by far the besr

Unexpected

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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: 01-10-16

I initially chose the title for the narrator Peter Wickham. however with his excellent narration I was soon engrossed in the story. well written and a good story line, I was pleasantly surprised I'd not heard of a Rennie Airth before definitely worth a read or a listen

The Wine of Angels cover art

surprised it made it to print

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

Reviewed: 30-01-16

The only good thing about the narrator was her voice sent me to sleep.
The story itself is long winded and the excessive use of the word 'totty' is irratating, more so when used by a girl to describe a man.

This maybe a book to read not listen to.

I won't be trying any others in the series and certainly won't listen to the narrator again.

Didappointing

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

Reviewed: 30-10-15

cannot fault Steven Pacey narration, but this story was uncomfortable from the off. Simon falling head over heels within a couple of chapters, was so far fetched from the Simon of the 5 previous books, that I felt Susan Hill was trying to wrap this character up and move on to other work.

I'm also concerned that Cat Dearbon will prove to be a femme fatale in the remaining 2 books - anyone else notice a link between her and most of the murderers?

By all means marry Simon off, but don't turn him into a drooling idiot, as for his sister give her back her passion for treating patients, please.

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You won't be disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Not normally a murder mystery fan, but once started I had too listen to all in one sitting. The end, unlike many books, was not rushed. The only criticism, and it applies to a lot of audio books, is the accents used for village people.

Awful narration - sample before commiting

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-15

The narration is atrocious, I only managed 30ish minutes. Simon Vance seemed to rush and having ensured my devices play speed was set to x1, I decided I could not listen too anymore. Annoyingly I cannot remove this entirely from my device.

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An eye opener

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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: 27-05-15

Excellent narration and cast. No idea how much is fact, but Pepys has certainly gone down in my estimations. There was very little mentioned about the Great Fire, but as this was about the man himself is to be expected.

The only irritant is the irritating song at the start of every chapter. Not sure this story warrants this or even chapter headings as you have diary dates.