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Mrs. Rm Walters

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Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-20

Listed to the first ten minutes, gave up. Boring narrative, boring story. Never want to read anything from this author again.

Not up to standard

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-19

After all the years Felix Francis has been writing I would have expected him to do his research properly. Very early on in the book he proved he had not done so. In Kind Hearts And Coronets it was Dennis Price who murdered eight of his relatives, not Alec Guinness, who played all nine roles. Such a simple thing to check up on, yet Mr Francis did not bother to do so.

Obviously Mr Francis is writing for the US market as many of his terms, sidewalk for instance, are not used here in the UK. There were other anomalies too numerous to mention.

On the whole the plot was poor, the narration also left something to be desired. A very disappointing audio book, which I will be returning.

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Predictable

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Oh dear, is it me, but I am finding Mr Francis a tad predictable. I had worked out what was going on, and 'who dun it' long before 'our hero' had. As for the last chapter, pity somebody didn't tell me it was an advert for taking a holiday in the Maldives!

Maybe my tastes have changed with the advent of more recent authors. Or maybe horse racing and the American influence that has crept into his books is not what I am looking for these days.

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The most boring book ever written

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Listened to the prologue and part of the first chapter, lost the will to live. I can't make up my mind if it is the story or the narrator, probably the latter, but one thing is for sure I am returning it.

Dreadful book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less of the 'f' word. I don't like flashbacks either..

What was most disappointing about Luca Veste’s story?

Overuse of the 'F' word.

What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I always enjoy Jonathan's narrations. His use of dialects and female voices is excellent.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead Gone?

All those 'F' words, and flashbacks.

Any additional comments?

Returning for a refund as I have no intentions of listening to the rest of it. Will not be buying anymore from this author again.

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Boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Getting on with the plot.

Has Gone West put you off other books in this genre?

No because I already have several which I enjoy.

What about Lucy Rayner’s performance did you like?

She is the best thing about the book

What character would you cut from Gone West?

Too many to mention

Any additional comments?

I have lost the will to live with this book as it is so slow. Don't want to hear the rest, so I am returning it in favour of something I know I will enjoy later in the month.

1 person found this helpful

Decent Audio Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Where does On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good enough for me to want to listen to it again.

What aspect of Katherine Kellgren’s performance might you have changed?

I do wish she wouldn't get quite so hysterical.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

The chase scene near the end went on a bit too long, especially as we all knew thast one of those doing the chasing would be Darcy.

Still no sign of them getting into bed, though perhaps they are getting nearer!

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Highly entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-17

Any additional comments?

Loved this audio book, quite up to the standard of the earlier books in the series, pity all the early ones are not on Audible. Hope there are going to be more in the Mrs P series in the future.

As usual I tried to work out the why's and wherefore's, got them half right, so quite pleased with myself. ;)

Not up the usual standard

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Would you try another book written by Ann Granger or narrated by Julia Barrie?

I normally love books by Ann Granger, but for some reason this one wasn't up to her usual standard. I think it was probably the quality of the reader/sound.

Although Julie Barrie has a pleasant voice, there were times when it was difficult to hear what she was saying, usually when she was taking the part of the leading female character. However when it was a male character her voice was so loud. I had to turn the volume up for the female roles, then down for the male, which made listening very difficult.

Judith Boyd was so much better, especially for the voice of Jess. So although I would try Ann's books again, sorry, but I won't be trying anything by Julia Barrie.

How could the performance have been better?

Bring back Judith Boyd.

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Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-17

Where does High Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of High Force?

The last hour, I was on tenterhooks even though I had already read the book on my Kindle.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

A really good narrator, I hope to listen to more of him in the near future

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It gave me palpitations, followed by a huge cheer at the end!

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed all the other books in the series, but I reckon this one tops the lot. I just wonder what the author will come up with next.

5 people found this helpful