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Was sad when it finished...

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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: 24-02-20

Love Lucy Brownhill as the voice of Tara Thorpe. I am a local to Cambridge and these stories set in the area are a treat for me. Bit confused as to why Book 4 is available on Audible before Book 3 Death Comes to Call, but I guess I will hang on for that one.
Hope there is a book 5 - I'm keen to know how the story with Tara and Blake develops and how Tara deals with her father.

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Great story and great narrator performance

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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: 04-12-18

I really enjoyed this first in the Tara Thorpe mysteries. As a Cambridge local it was fun to imagine the scenes in vivid detail. This was a little less 'cozy' than my usual mystery reads but it was gripping and the story well told. I enjoyed the dynamic between Thorpe and Blake.
As a narrator myself I really appreciated brilliant Lucy Brownhill's performance, with a variety of accents and characters she does a great job in pulling the listener in and keeping you hooked. I've already started on the next book in the series Murder on the River.

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Brilliant! Funny and well performed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-18

This was a great surprise! The actors were great and the main characters likeable and identifiable with. It's not explicit though it is about a sex worker but the sex is more "meta" than actual.

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Really enjoyed both the narration and the story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Entertaining and fast paced book. Lighthearted murder mystery.
I liked the characters and would like to listen to more.
Disappointed to find there are no more books in this series available on UK audible though.

Almost returned it

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

But by the time I'd decided it wasn't for me I was 25 minutes in.
The male narrator's female voice is comedic and truly distracting. At times I wondered if this book was a parody of the genre.
Very goal focused and not much preamble to the action. I'd probably not listen to books from this author again.

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Excellent. Vi Keeland is becoming my new favourite author. The characters are memorable and believable, the story engaging.

Poor recycled content, poor audio.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you've never heard of Amazon Affiliates, eBay or Youtube monetizing you might be interested in this book. Still, if you haven't heard of these things where on earth have you been? This book contains 'information' that is largely in the public consciousness already. Don't waste your money. It's really nothing new. I feel robbed it was so poor.

Has Quit Your Job: Work from Home & Earn from Passive Income put you off other books in this genre?

I will be more careful about the author and reading the reviews. The content is just old information being recycled.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nolan Alexander?

Someone not recording from a toilet cubicle. Recording is poor quality and very echoey. At times even Nolan Alexander sounds bored with the useless and ancient content.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nope. It's a rip-off. I could have written better myself.

Any additional comments?

The publishers have added a very modern styled cover for this book and it makes the purchaser believe that the information is 'of today'. It is not.

Entertaining, nice content, but just a lecture.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-12

I liked the content and delivery but be aware that this is really just a recorded lecture. The sound quality did not seem compromised because of this though.

The author explains how he improved his likeability factor but the reader is left wondering "what do I do to help mine"?

The Talent Code cover art

Very interesting ideas

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-12

I bought this book because I wanted to find a way to skip the practise and find a way to be naturally good at playing the guitar. Turns out that you can't; nobody can. But you can practise more effectively. And you can make peace with the people who are exceptionally good at something and look like they have god-given talent - they just put in the hours it takes to get good.
I very much enjoyed this book, particularly the first few chapters. I think the anecadotal stuff overtook somewhere in the middle and I lost interested but the Myelin wrapping stuff is very useful information that I can use definitely.

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