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Drove me mad!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It wasn't a 4 or a 5 listen for me!

What will your next listen be?

The husbands secret by Liane Moriarty.

Did Mark Meadows do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

yes.

Any additional comments?

It was far too long winded. Drove me half mad I'm afraid! I day dreamed through bits!

Looked good but looks can be deceiving!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-13

This book was dull and it looked as if it was going to be so good. Too much detail of the same thing! The narrater is trying to sound like Steven Fry but badly! Its something about nothing really.

4 people found this helpful

Has to be read!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13

A great read if not hard due to the content of the story. A book you won't ever forget. Nicely told considering the nature of the story. And no happy endings really. It would do us all good to read this book.

2 people found this helpful

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-13

I just couldn't get to grips with this book at all. I stuck it out for nearly half of it but found my mind was wondering. Which means its not gripping enough. Lots of characters dipping in and out. And I started to not make head nor tail of the story which just goes on and on over the same stuff. And the audio voice got a bit winey. I was disappointed.

1 person found this helpful

Very enjoyable.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-13

A good book which keeps you hanging on with twists and turns. A interesting story which you get sucked into. I look forward to more of her books.

Nice and gentle

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-13

Really enjoyed this book once I got into it. Its an easy pleasant read. You can picture the paradise house in your mind. A pleasure to listen too.

1 person found this helpful

A nice book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This was a long book but very enjoyable and nicely told. Easy to listen too. Although long it didn't seem so. I would recommend this to some one looking for something gentle to listen too with a good story with a twist.

6 people found this helpful

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year cover art

A disappointment

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-12

This book drove me mad. It just rambled on and on. I just couldn't get into all the different characters that kept dipping in and out the book. And I wanted to tell the lady to get out of the bed and what a waste of a life! I also got fed up with Caroline Quentin who talks in a baby voice all the time. I usually try to finish my books but I just couldn't with this!

5 people found this helpful

A strange but interesting read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-12

I found that I mostly enjoyed this book. It was defiantly funny. And you did want it all to go so well for the 100 yr old man! I got a bit bored with some of the detail of his pasts life and enjoyed his now life much more. But its a nice way to read a book with two stories following each other. Very relaxing read!

2 people found this helpful

Be prepared........

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-12

I was so looking forward to this book. How disappointed was I! It wasn't much to do with a casual vacancy but more to do with peoples baggage. And boy did it come with a ton of that! So much so that I almost found it depressing! And awfully drawn out and long! I didn't give up in the hopes it would get better! It didn't! The story jumped about a lot and I found my mind drifting off! The conclusion was no great surprise! It most certainly wasn't going to end on a happy note!