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Great start, disappointing end.

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

Reviewed: 26-03-20

Good story line and lots of action which was great and enjoyable to read. The narrative spoils it has he did in book 1 as his voice doesn't sound authentic or meaningful in connecting with characters. He sounds more like someone reading an instructions manual or annual report. Ruins the read a bit so I would actually recommend reading this book rather than listening to it if possible. The other thing that let's the book down is when the writer makes the main character make a strange and unreal decision that a father and husband in his predicament would never make. This leads me to wonder if the writer is not yet a father or a husband. Throughout book 1 and this book I noticed how little thought this guy is giving to the welfare of his son and wife considering the dangers he has faced on his journey and therefore suspecting his own family or in such similar mortal danger Yet he gives them little though, and less realistic thought to his daughter which is not in line with normal human emotions. This peaked when the writer decides it would be normal for this father, husband, who should be worried his wife and son are in mortal danger and thinking the worst assuming they would be under attack as he walked. Yet he decides to delay getting home and go on a jolly with some girl he barely knows because he feels he owes her and because he knows how much it would mean to her. Really??? Like really?? I almost chucked the book off my kindle at this point. He would be beside himself with worry and thinking the worst with paranoid pessamissim all day every day knowing his family would be in as much danger as he was in out in the world, and would certainly not delay his journey by 2 whole weeks to go on a hike beofre he went home with some mates. sorry but thos really trashed the book for me and let me down. The writer needs to understand human emotions better and do some research into human emotions and human behaviour before he tries this again. The ending was probably supposed to shock me me it was so obvious it made me.laugh out loud instead, so another fail there for the writer who needs to be less obvious with hinting at forecoming plots throughout the story. Again a lack of backstory for the emotions a woman gies through before deciding something so huge and detrimental about her life, it was obvious here that the writer is a man and has no understanding of emotions at any real depth. I will read book 3 but only because I need to hear the ending.

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 22-03-20

Better than book 1, full of action twists and turns keeping to hanging on by the seat of your pants. enjoyed this book and would recommend.

Good read

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

Reviewed: 18-03-20

Good story line and enjoyed thebread. but bit unrealistic when a teenager who has never been attacked by a man before is suddenly able to turn commando and murder actual people. also, the narrators voice is so annoying and unnatural, it annoys you throughout the book. The voice over sounds like something used for the reading out of a report. He is t the best narrator to use fie a story, he stops you connecting and making it sound real. oh well. it's still an ok read. I will buy book 2 and see it through.

Great read

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

Reviewed: 21-11-19

Not the beat performance by voice narrator and not the best by F.Horton. However I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it though I'm not jumping up and down like I usually am after reading something by Horton. Kevin pearce is my top all time favourite narrator but he definitely cant pull of an irish accent and considering the two main characters are Irish you think this would have been addressed with more thought. Apart from not being so good at the irish accent which was a bug bare throughout the story, kevin nailed the rest with his natural sounding voice over giving a real life perception of characters.

The story was full of swings and roundabouts of course which were great and yes had me on the edge if my seat but there was a lack of emotion in the reader (that's me) due to the insincere and lack of depth character mick. if your daughter is missing you assume the worst and would assume she is being raped several times a day by thr animals who have her so standing around making jokes at dead men saying 'can ya gimme some dorectuons' is far from realistic and a real let down, leaving me detached from the character akd let down by the writer. The lack of urgency and panic in Mick added to severe any way of seeing the character as believable. This writer usually makes it all feel so real but in this case he failed I'm afraid. However it was still a good read and I would still recommend it, it's just not up there with Franklain or Kevin's best. Pull your finger out boys!

Couldnt out it down

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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: 19-11-19

Never a disappointment which explains why he is up there as one of my top favourites. The voice over is also o e of my top favourites infact its 2nd place. or is it 1st place? hmmm Action packed rollercoaster! Great plot, and cemented lovable characters that you feel are now part of your family. only slight disappointment was that DR Hook turned out to be a slough. would much more have preferred that he was taken home for some pyscocemtaic interrogation and a little bit of nose to nose, forehead to forehead butt clenching verbal fury. A bit of ping pong would have been awsome and I was looking forward to it. Disappointment really that when it finally came to the peak, it just flopped! men!

perfect perfection

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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: 13-11-19

perfect start perfect end. Nice to have an ending with a disappointment which is rare.

awsome

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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: 09-11-19

awsome. couldnt put it down. on edge of seat all the way through. straight on to next one.

awsome!

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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: 07-11-19

This book was awsome and is up there with my top favourites. None stop suspense, twist and turns I was exhausted! Narrator is one of the best if not the best I've ever listened to and i have listened to ALOT! He is perfect for the job bringing the story and characters to life!

impeccable in every aspect

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

couldnt put this down but that is usually the case with this author. The voice over is also a favourite of mine that always reads for this author and has the prefect voice and performance as usual. loved this book and am clambering on to the next without pause.

love this narrator. love this author. loved this.

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

Reviewed: 24-10-19

I have always loved this narrator as he bri is life and realism to a story. I have always loved this author as he never ever disappoints. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and this book did not disappoint as usual. Gutted it ended of course, as always. Could t out it down and am bouncing straight over to the next one.