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I loved this book

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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: 09-03-20

This was an unusual choice for me but after only a couple of chapters the book had my full attention and I couldn’t stop listening. It is very well balanced with enough information to inform the reader and to describe the people referred to in the book. It was well read and well paced and it made the events of 1970s so much easier to understand. I will probably listen to the whole book again before long.

A waste of money

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

Reviewed: 06-01-20

I bought this book because I usually enjoy this genre and I especially like books set in Scotland, however this one was a big disappointment. There wasn’t much of a story, it was very difficult to follow and it was completely unbelievable. It was well read and I can’t really fault the narrator he did his best with an extremely boring story. It was very hard to stick with it to the end and when I got there I realised it had not been worth persisting.

Not for Me

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

Reviewed: 31-12-19

I managed to listen all the way to the end of the book, hoping that it would get better, but it didn’t. It isn’t my sort of book. It was too contrived and so unbelievable that it felt as if I had wasted my time by persisting with it. I thought the ending was the worst part, it left me feeling cheated. I will not bother with any other books by this author. The narrator was good enough and if it had been a book that I liked I may have appreciated the narrator more, but the narration really didn’t sparkle. I bought the book as part of an offer so at least I haven’t wasted much money on it.

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I bought this book because I have read a previous book in the series and liked it. The main character is a detective but there was hardly anything about investigating the case he was working on. I found the plot unbelievable, it was extremely violent and the ending was unsatisfactory. I continue to listen until the end because I hoped it would improve but it didn’t. It wasn’t my sort of book and I probably will not buy another book by this author which is a shame as I enjoyed a previous book in the series. I have no complaints about the narrator, he was competent, clear and he read well with a pleasing voice but the content wasn’t easy to listen to.

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The best yet!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-19

I loved this book, my only complaint is that I didn’t want it to end! I think it is possibly my favourite book of the series. I thought the story was fascinating, I know some people are not keen on the supernatural element but I like it and it is possible to interpret it in various different ways. There were plenty of twists and turns in the plot and I didn’t guess who was responsible for the deaths until it was revealed in the plot. It was a thought provoking and moving storyline which involved well-known characters as well as some interesting new ones. It held my attention throughout and I thought most of the characters were well drawn and believable. I would have liked to know more about some of the characters but perhaps we will find out a little more in future books. The narration by Ian Hanmore was excellent, he is one of my favourite narrators and I think his narration enhances the story greatly. I will definitely listen to this book again and I will look forward to the next book.

I loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I was slightly put off by a review on this book but I’m glad I took a risk because I was hooked, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was well read, well paced and interesting with lots of twists and turns.

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An Excellent Start to the New Series

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I was so attached to the characters in the earlier books that I didn’t think I would like a new series with different characters, but I loved it. I like the slightly supernatural element to the books and I’m pleased that the cat theme has continued in this series too. It was reassuring to (briefly) encounter a well loved character from the Inspector McLean series and I hope that will continue in future books. Part of the attraction of the first series was the wonderful narration by Ian Hanmore. This book is set mainly in England and a very different narrator was required. I think Rose Akroyd did very well, by the second or third chapter I was totally immersed in the book and entirely comfortable with her narration. I think she was a good choice, she suits the main character and she deals effortlessly with a wide range of characters and accents. Overall this was an excellent start to the new series and I hope we do not have to wait too long for the next book from James Oswald.

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An Interesting Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This book flowed better than some of the books in this series. It was well read but it took me a little while to get used to the voice of the narrator. I enjoyed the story and the plot was interesting enough to keep my attention. I listened to the whole book in one day.

Very Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-18

I listened to the whole book in one day because I quickly became engrossed in the story. It was well read and well paced. It is my first book by this author but I am now keen to discover more of his books.

I loved this book

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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: 14-04-18

The book was well read with an interesting and surprising plot as well as a lot of new information about the family and their adjustment to post war life. I wish that Jill Paton Walsh had written more in the Lord Peter series. I have now listened to this book three times and it was every bit as enjoyable on the second and third reading.