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One of le Carré’s best

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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: 14-01-20

Classic le Carré at his very best - beautifully written and a compelling story. Equally wonderful was the reading, which was equal to any of the top narrators. The best audiobook I have heard for a long time.

Loved it

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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: 25-07-17

This book introduces a great new heroine and is a cracking story. I wasn't sure about the narrator at first but once I got used to her, I think she fitted the main character perfectly.
Michael Connelly is always a sure bet, but I think this is one of his best.

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Very wordy

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

The plot is a good one - something shudderingly horrible that you could imagine actually happening. But the story was padded out with so much, rather wearisome, prose that it
took away from the plot itself. The plot deserved better.

First rate.

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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: 12-05-17

What a page turner! Stephen King at his best, and superbly read. The reader deserves a prize.

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an unpleasant read

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

I don't think I'm particularly squeamish when It comes to murder mysteries, but this was too
gratuitously nasty for me, mostly because it wasn't backed up by a decent story. At first I thought the detective was an interesting spin on the usual, but the story got so silly and his french accent so daft, and the violence so unnecessary, it made me feel quite grubby listening to it.

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A good story spoiled by a poorly chosen narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-12-16

This book has a great plot but is badly let down by the narrator, who bled all the atmosphere out of the story. Having intended to listen to other books by this author, I find they all have the same reader and I won't be listening to any more.

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Yes, I finished it....

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

Reviewed: 19-08-16

This is a gripping story, cleverly pulled together, despite the reader who does it no favours.

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Interesting and thoughtful

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Reviewed: 05-08-16

I like this series very much and I thought this title particularly good. The subject matter is
disturbing and handled in a thought provoking way. Excellent reader, too.

Crime 'light'

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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: 26-07-16

This is a pretty good listen, not too dark or heavy, with interesting characters, a slightly predictable plot, but nevertheless a page turner. I would give the reader more stars if I could.
She is very, very good.

Dreadful reader

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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: 22-07-16

I read a good review of the printed form of this book, on the strength of which I bought the audible version. Less than half way through I returned it as the reader made it unlistenable. I found myself drifting off and missing chunks of story - she reads with a sort of world weary dreariness, every character sounding the same. I think this may be a good book but the reader ruins it completely.

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