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Trevelyan

Bristol, England
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Struggled to finish this one.....

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

Reviewed: 18-08-19

I really enjoyed the film of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel but was surprised to find that this book was just another version of it set in Wales. I felt a little cheated as I began to recognise the scenario and character types. I had the feeling Miss Moggach can actually only write one story (which I am sure can't be true!). Quite enjoyable but I did nearly give up on it on a couple of occasions. Wouldn't bother again.....
I found the narrator spoke uncomfortably quickly and was not very good at voice differentiation.

Brilliant!

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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: 18-08-19

Wonderful story to add to the Cherringham file. Gentle, predictable, comfortable and totally absorbing. As we are at Book 30 now, please can the relationship between Jack and Sarah move along a little -I'm not asking for Church bells and hats, just a little hint of something more to come?
Wonderfully narrated, as always, by the masterley Neil Dudgeon.

Perfect!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-19

As always, a totally perfect visit to Cherringham. My only criticism is the occasional use of American vocabulary which grates when listening to a story set in the Cotswolds but I did not subtract a star as I understand this series is probably being sold to an American market too. I do hope this doesn't become too frequent however.
Wonderful narration by Neil Dudgeon as always!

Another enjoyable romp!

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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: 18-08-19

Very like the other two stories in the saga, this is an enjoyable English country house murder/mystery, much along the lines of Ngaio Marsh/Agatha Christie. Not in the least demanding but lots of fun!

Very enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-19

Funny, intriguing, surprising and thoroughly enjoyable. A great story to go to sleep with as you know nothing really horrible is going to happen that will keep you awake or give you bad dreams. Lovely to meet the same characters again. I was genuinely surprised by the ending and would love to know what would have happened next, however, I understand there can be no more books from Mr Anderson-such a shame!
If you enjoy a wonderful English Country House murder/ mystery romp, brilliantly narrated, then this is the book for you!

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 28-07-19

This was a totally enjoyable 'English Country House' murder mystery romp! It was light-hearted, intriguing and very old fashioned in the very best way. Inspector Wilkins was hilarious, the foreign Diplomats mysterious and the budding relationships of both Jane and Gerry very romantic. The only reason I held back a star was because the plot was ridiculously complicated and the denouement went on forever but- you know, none of that matters. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Totally enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-19

Charming, engaging story with something more to it than other historical mysteries I have read. I loved the way 'the secret' gradually began to emerge and the underlying grittiness that avoids the usual sweetness of these types of stories. Brilliant narration as always by Juliet Stevenson, a really excellent actress.
I chose this title purely on a whim and I am very glad I did as it proved to be a real treat.....

Struggled a bit with this one....

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

Reviewed: 26-07-19

This story took a long time to get going and I lost interest by half way through, skipping to the end at that point. I then went back to the middle and finished the second half and was actually quite glad I did. It was ok but very contrived and I never really was convinced by the characters. Not my favourite of Miss Henry's books.

Wonderful!

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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: 14-07-19

Just finished this audible and thoroughly enjoyed it. Each of the characters staying at Shell Cottage had their own plot line that was entertaining if a little worrying and surprising sometimes! Became engrossed in the story and listened to it whenever I could grab a moment, often staying awake later than I should into the night. It was interesting and reassuring to have a slightly older protagonist for a change. Very much enjoyed the narration....

Classic detective story

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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: 14-07-19

Great, classic, old-school 'whodunnit' with rounded characters and engaging plot line.
Very well read. Left me wanting more.......