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Another great Jane Harper

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Reviewed: 18-02-20

Immersed you in the life of the outback ranches and the unforgiving nature of the land. It is a story of family and the consequences of domestic violence through generations. The narration is excellent and in the end I simply could not stop listening to it I cannot wait to see what this talented author will come up with next. In

Always been my favourite of his books

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Reviewed: 13-02-20

So I couldn’t resist when I saw it on audible. The narration is great, it seemed to me to be totally suited to the story. If you have not encountered this before then I heartily recommend this story if a genetically engineered golden retriever who is as smart as humankind and, in some cases, smarter. It will make you laugh bring you to tears and leave you wishing that it was true.

I loved it!

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Reviewed: 10-02-20

I read this many years ago and remembered it with great affection so when it came up on audible I bought it and am exceedingly glad that I did so. The narration is perfect well done to Robin Bailey and the story just as engaging as I remembered I urge you o buy it if like me you read it years ago I do not believe you will be disappointed with this version and if it is new to you I think you will enjoy the story of a couple who met during WW2 and reconnected some years later and were responsible for the development of a town like Alice. The love of the narrator of the story for Jean Paget is delicately drawn and very sad.

What an amazing feat these books are

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Reviewed: 24-10-19

I am joining the chorus of delight with this series, if you have not yet listened I urge you to do so at once. You will be transported to the claustrophobic and violent world of the Tudor court an unseen witness of the major players and events of the reign of Henry Tudor. The writing is a tour de force and the narration is excellent. Wonderful stuff.

Shame about the narration

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Reviewed: 03-09-19

Although this story is not quite As good as the Mists of Avalon it is a great pity that the narrator of the Mists was not used for this as it would have been so much the better for it

Totally absorbed by this story

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Reviewed: 16-04-19

Great story which had me looking for things to do so that I could carry on listening! The narration is excellent and the story spins out uncovering more and more of the world clinging on desperately under threat of the encroaching ice. The author cleverly allows the story to gradually fill it the details of the world as they are discovered by Nonna. I loved it and have bought the rest of the trilogy so that I don’t have to leave the world and I will certainly be looking at other works by the same author so glad I took a chance on this.

For me another winner in this appealing series

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Reviewed: 06-12-15

This is not the place to start with the Ruth Galloway series they are so much better read in sequence as the same people appear in almost all of them and develop as they do. Elly Griffiths is marvellous at creating a background atmosphere of the limnal zone in her novels it is almost as much part of them as the other characters. This time Ruth and Inspector Nelson are caught up in a mystery that stretches back through time to the Second World War and involves the ghost fields, abandoned WW2 airfields and a local family the Blackstocks. The narration is excellent and the story is good, overall I recommend it.

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Well narrated atmospheric story

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Reviewed: 01-12-15

Set in a world where the Luddites have 'won' and changed the course of history this is an enjoyable listen. The story rattles along and it is well narrated but slightly unsatisfying and is not one that will stay with me. The world is well created and I found no internal inconsistencies but I never felt completely engaged with the story or the main character.

A must read for Heyers fans

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Reviewed: 20-07-15

This is truly an interesting exploration of the person who has, and continues to, give many people a great deal of pleasure. In her lifetime she guarded her privacy fiercely but Jane Aiken Hodge has managed to unearth enough about her life to make a really compelling read for all her fans. Hodges writes well and the only drawback is that when she touches on one of Heyers books I would have liked to stop, read the book again, and then continue with this book. It took me some time to get round to listening to it but once started I was enthralled. I thoroughly recommend it to all her fans.

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Excellent story very well narrated

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Reviewed: 29-03-15

Set in Alaska this story revolves around two central characters both flawed and scarred by their previous experiences. Megan is a bush pilot who lives outside the town of Lunacy with her two dogs and her interactions with and increasing attraction to the chief of police form one of the main strands in the story. The story is gripping and I did not guess the relevant identity until close to the end. The life of a small town in Alaska is beautifully evoked and the narration is a pleasure. Highly recommended.

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