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Not quite Christie

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Loved her other book, The mystery of three quarters, thought it channeled Christie well. But this novel is a different beast altogether. It's well written but long winded and over complicated. Also found Poirot to be impatient and cruel than his other incarnations.
The narration is the best thing about this book, reminded me of David Suchet's Poirot.

Another adventure of a timid spinster

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

A lot of over thinking, and not much action. If you liked The Widow or The paying guests, you might enjoy this book much more than I did. I didn't love those books or this one.

Not that I wanted an action packed page turner but this book might as well have been set in much earlier decade. The book was set in 1969 but don't expect the summer of love. The main character seemed pretty Victorian.

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captivating but hard to listen to

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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: 24-09-18

Interesting and beautifully written but many parts are hard to listen to due to subject matter. I personally thought it was worth listening to but some may find it difficult to get pass the shocking violence and abuse. Somewhat akin to listening to A little life by Hanya Yanagihara, ultimately rewarding and fascinating but hard to get through at times.

Interesting thriller told by an unusual narrator

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

It's a great story with unexpected twists and well written narrative and pacing that keeps you interested all the way to the end. Fans of Scandi noir will definitely enjoy this book.

Wasn't so sold in the performance but the story was gripping enough to forgive the flat monotonous reader. Also was quite distracting because he had atrocious pronunciation of Korean words and names including the author's name.

epic read told through misunderstandings

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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: 20-05-18

hefty listen, but story well told and performed. couldn't wait till I got a chance to listen, was totally hooked. told from multi-perspectives, with their various misunderstands, felt like how truth is told in real life. little at a time, via different eyes. sequence of the story was interesting, not too sure how the lunar circle actually influenced the storytelling, world love to find out.

cliche

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

lonely loser with super hero fantasy? felt like read this stories many times over in more interesting and inventive way. wanted to finish but with little reward, didn't managed all the way.

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Intriguing and informative

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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: 23-10-17

Fascinating listen and though provoking, made me think about my own diet and relationship with my gut. Not at all dull and dry, found it entertaining and educational.

Interesting twist on gender roles

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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: 26-08-17

Written with imagination and humour, was very engaging story of looking at gender roles via tales of SciFi fantasy lens of heroes and villains. Bit like the TV show Heroes, but all the character genders were switched. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Fantastic follow up

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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: 09-07-17

Loved The girl with all the gifts, and this one didn't disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Expected more

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-17

Didn't find it as exciting or enjoyable as others. Tad predictable. Had great reviews so was expecting more than just a straight up story. Nothing surprising, nothing that made me wonder.

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