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Sue

Shroton, Dorset, United Kingdom
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The thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-10

I found this really hard to get into and left off after a few chapters, BUT I returned some weeks later and really listened. The story gathers momentum and purpose as you listen on.
The social mores and customs of the early 19th century Japan and Dutch settlers is fascinating BUT OOOOH when the story unfolds of kidnapped women, babies born to monks - I won't go on so as not to spoil the treat. I just couldn't stop listening in the end.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

Paths of Glory

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-09

A good faction account of what might have happened to that Mallory Everest expedition. BUT I found the "Jolly Good Chaps" tone of the conversation tedious. A little too simplistic dialogue and story telling - even for a Jeffrey Archer. Disappointing.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

The Girl who Played with Fire

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-09

following the girl with the dragon tattoo the story continues with Mika Blomquist and Lizabeth. Excellent plotting with many twists and turns. You need to "get your ear tuned" to all the Swedish names as some sound similar and the plot is so intricate you can miss a vital piece. I wanted to listen all the time, but had to ration myself as I didn't want it to end! Roll on the third of the trilogy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-09

Utterly gripping,I went on especially long walks so I could listen without interruption. I have just bought No 2 and will have to save it for a long channel crossing!!

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The private Patient

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-09

excellent PD James writes so well far in advance of the other crime writers a treat to listen to

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Deadmen's Footsteps

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-09

I've never come across this writier before and thoroughly enjoyed the mystery around all the characters and the flashbacks in time to enable the listener to piece it all together - beginning with a man disappearing in New York on 11th September 2001 to both his wives turning up dead in different countries .... oops what a giveaway!
easy listening good yarn. I have now bought the books that precede this episode in the life of Roy Grace.

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The Reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-09

I really enjoyed this and just didn't want it to end. Excellent reading and Brilliant story.