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Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-11

What can I say - I loved it! Unusual and well-thought out. What can I say - I loved it! Unusual and well-thought out.

Not so Good

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-11

All the Geoffrey Archers I have read so far have been good reads. This one is not. Boringly predictable - too much like other books...

I won't bother to read the rest of the story!

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Another Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

Robert Harris has never failed me yet. This book is an addition to the long list of his titles that I have enjoyed. I was initially worried that it might be a bit 'dark' but it was just a thoroughly enjoyable read - and right up-to-date!

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Excellent Read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-10

I was worried that, given the length of this book, there would be a lot of padding. However, it was a really good read and excellent value for money. I will certainly read the next two!

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Excellent Read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-10

Well-written and thought-provoking, I thoroughly enjoyed my second 'read' of this novel. Exciting and gripping, if a little contrived at the end, I hope to read many more of Margaret Leroy's books.

Not your average Bond

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-10

Not much like Fleming's Bond. The gratuitous violence in this book would never appear in any of Ian Fleming's titles. The storyline is weak and the girl unlikely, but still not a bad read.

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Brilliant Book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-10

No other way to describe it! Read it!

Laughing policemen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-09

I found this slow to start and my download had a peculiar 'underwater' characteristic. However, the story soon gripped me and held my attention to the very end. I laughed a lot!

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Fast-moving and suspensful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-09

I enjoyed this book very much. As has been said, it was obvious that the writer had a very much alive ex-prime minister of the UK in mind which might have made it more interesting to anyone from the UK or the USA! However, even without this at the back of one's mind, it was a fascinating and plausible story.

No Consolation

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

Disappointing is far too mild a word to describe this audiobook. The narration was dreadful - the reader almost shouting most of the time and the female voices being delivered in a peculiar breathy way.

As for the content - bitterly disappointing! Part ghost story and part love story was the description, but this book was neither. I could not believe it would not get better, but even 5 minutes from the end I was hoping it would fulfil the description.

Seems I need consolation to recover from having wasted an audio credit on <i>Consolation </i>

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