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Ending disappoints

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

I am a great fan of Peter May and can never wait for his latest offering. I set aside a huge chunk of my weekend aside for this book. I was very impressed with the narration - I could listen to Peter Forbes read the phone book and the addition of Anna Murray was inspired. The beginning of the story is great - in fact I was delighted with everything until it got to about 1/2 hour before the end. Not wanting to give anything away all I will say is that I was really disappointed and felt that it really didn’t live up to Peter May’s usual standards.

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Simply wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-12-15

An excellent addition to the Reubus chronicles. There is a lot more humour in this book than in many of the previous books. Rebus actually stays retired throughout this book and I am a little worried that there will come a day when it's just not feasible to keep him as an 'expert witness' - so savoured every minute of this story. The relationship between Rebus, Siobhan and Malcolm Fox are really explored and each one offers something significant to the story itself. Highly recommended.

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 10-12-14

I'm sure that I've read most of these short stories already but having the collection altogether is excellent. The narration is great and the order means that you progress through Rebus's life step by step. Highly recommended.

I love this series!!

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Reviewed: 10-12-14

An excellent addition to this series. It takes Peter Grant's story out of London for the first time. His blossoming relationship with Beverley Brooks adds another dimension to his character and his loss of Lesley as an ally gives greater insight into thoughts and feelings. The narration by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is absolutely wonderful - I could listen to him read the Yellow Pages! Highly recommended.

Keep with it - it's worth it!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-14

I had to start this book 3 times as at first I just couldn't get into it. On one final try before I asked for a refund I understood the good reviews that I'd read. The characters really do have character, the story had enough twists and turns to keep me interested a and the narrator was really good. Will now be moving on to the second bookin the series.

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Excellent story, exceptionally well told

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-14

I found this book via a recommendation from another listener - how right they were. The story unfolds gracefully and intelligently. There was no sensationalism, just a very well researched story. Highly recommended.

Was sceptical at first - but LOVED this book!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-07-14

All sounds very weird on the description and I must admit to being a little anxious about this book - but I'm so glad I took the chance as it is not just weird - it's WONDERFUL! There are ghosts, magic, a secret police division - and a really great story. The narration is excellent and really adds to the atmosphere. I was so impressed that I had to buy extra credits to get the next 3 books in the series!

Excellent instalment in this crime series

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Reviewed: 09-07-14

I love this series of detective books. Gary Goodhew is different than most of the hard done by cops that we encounter. He really wants to be a detective, has great instincts and a wonderful grandma to boot! These are best if you start with the first book and follow the series as this gives you the whole story of Gary Goodhew. Can't wait for the next instalment.

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Excellent 2nd instalment!

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Reviewed: 09-07-14

This is an excellent sequel to the 'The Cuckoo's Calling'. The story is quite elaborate and keeps you guessing throughout. There is obviously a dig being made at publishers and the publishing industry - probably has something to do with the way Robert Gabraith's true identity was leaked. I enjoyed every minute and Robert Glenister's narration is excellent. Highly recommended.

A very well told, but immensely sad story

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Reviewed: 08-12-13

This story is beautifully written with details that bring the characters to life. This is why the story is so very sad - you really empathise with them and so their fate becomes really quite distressing. You need to feel strong to listen to this story.

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