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Fabulous and unexpected

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-19

I don't often say bUt this was one of those books I couldn't put down. Will be listening to more in this series. Its a good murder / occult / magician combination. It was unexpectedly good, the narration is great in my opinion.

2 books for the price of 1

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

Reviewed: 15-08-19

It's a great story, actually 2 stories 70 years apart, I would have loved either in their own right but together they are great. Some good early trade craft. I am curious why the main character has scars which are often mentioned and have looked for an earlier book but not found one yet. Over all 2 really good suspenseful stories with one common thread that delivers a great ending.

Much better than the film

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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: 17-03-18

really good story with great trade craft and lots of spy stuff. solid story telling enough that at the end I instantly brought book 2.

enjoyable start of a series

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Was nice to bump into so many old faces from previous books / series. good start and enough to make me.download the next in the series. enjoyed as a light hearted read

simply amazing. such character development

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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: 31-10-17

trying to think if words to describe this book is hard beyond belief. the story, attention to detail and character development is simply the best I have ever heard. I could clearly picture the faces of the Main 20 or so players including Kojack. started to listen again right away . thank you Mr king for writing the best book I have read.

I am a big Jo Nesbo fan this is different, better

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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: 19-09-17

What made the experience of listening to The Son the most enjoyable?

The son is written in the Harry Hole vein but without Harry, when listening to Sean Barrett deliver this it takes you a while to understand that Harry is not present. Its a GREAT listen and possibly made better by the fact that there are new detectives on the case.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son?

for me, and I know this is going to sound strange but its the first Marble scene. That moment has stuck with me for weeks now. I have talked about it for a long while and its just a little throw away scene in the book.

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

He brings his normal fantastic tonal delivery, very well paced and packed with tension

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

There are a couple of times you cant help feeling sorry for the baddies, in this book pretty much everyone is a baddy apart from the cops and the social worker, but in a good way. Its nice to have such a depth of baddies to choose from. Just when you think you have found the ultimate baddy someone bigger, darker, meaner, and so much more nasty pops up (The Twin) - Great story telling

Any additional comments?

I hope this is the start of the series

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fantastic, made better by not knowing plot before

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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: 19-09-17

Where does Hard Landing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

its a great read, different to most of my other books which are murder / spy thrillers. I didnt read or listen to the plot before listening so it took me by surprise what was going on. great story, ate up the motor way miles effortlessly.

What did you like best about this story?

There is obviously some background skills by the author and it was great to hear the details.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

dont want to spoil it but the part where the baddy finds out about the goody and all hell breaks loose. that plus the dog walking scene - remember I like bloody books :-)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not moved but shocked by the part you will find out if you listen - Just dont want to spoil it for you

Any additional comments?

Very well read, lots of insight and well written, delivered at breathtaking speed from the very start. A really enjoyable listen so much so that I am looking for more in this series

A really good, really really good, lazy listen

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

Reviewed: 20-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I like thrillers, I like Harry Hole, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, etc but this was slighly different for me. - This book was a good mystery but not too taxing, its a good lazy read if that makes sense. When you want quickly developed characters a simple but absorbing story with a couple of twists, then this is the book for you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Postmortem?

I cant really say without giving it away, but its when the penny drops and you start to have a feeling who the actual killer really is.

Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not but I did think she did a good job, she has a good voice again for a lazy listen.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

sometimes the details in in the corpse

Any additional comments?

I did like this book and think Patricia Cornwell and Lorelei King both did a great job of bringing to life the main characters, its not as hard a listen or needs as much following as some books but its very enjoyable, the medical scenes (autopsy) are very interesting and the relation ship between the main character and her niece is great

Yet another GREAT Harry Hole Story

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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: 20-08-17

If you could sum up The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 7 in three words, what would they be?

intriguing, character-defining, pageturner

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Katrina Bratt, the introduction of her (I have read other books where she is already in them) was very cleverly done

Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

As with all Sean Barrett performances, this was was perfectly paced, quietly scary, intense and incredibly well done

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

It left me wondering at the very end, but I think that leads on into book 8, I wont spoil it but great cliff hanger (for a minor character)

Any additional comments?

in the top 3 of the Harry Hole stories I had heard so far, and thats 6 of them.

Starting to get know Harry - fabulous 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: 20-07-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, really enjoyed the Harry Hole series. Sean Barret really delivers, this book is the first in the series where I really think you get to know Harry as a person not a copper (Police officer) The story is typical Harry Hole, gripping, lots of twists and turns and full of suspense.

What other book might you compare The Thirst to, and why?

Most of the Harry Hole books apart from The Bat, my least favorite in the series

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

His delivery and pace, the way he enunciates his words and sentences.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book had a particularly vicious killer and the death scenes were very moving, you really felt for the victims.