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Tracey Clare Dunlop

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Too many voices sound the same!! Too confusing.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-20

Usually love Holmes stories and usually Audible originals are a good bet, but with this one there are far too many voices that sound the same and it’s far too difficult to follow who is saying what. Almost as if it’s been directed by someone used to TV not audible. Even KH-S couldn’t save this for me, and I think he’s one of the best readers for audible books.

6 people found this helpful

Too rambling & jumbled, disappointing

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

Reviewed: 29-02-20

I’ve been looking forward to this for ages, wanting to know what was next for Peter and the wider world of the Folly after the end of the last novel... but nothing.. not even alluded to. Although I love the series there are starting to be too many loose ends, what’s happened to all the magic from the sky gardens, the faceless man although dead just dropped, Lesley not mentioned.. wonderful narration as normal but v disappointed. Did like the Hg2g references but if you weren’t a fan I’m not sure how that worked.

2 people found this helpful

Wonderful story BUT pls go back to actors reading

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-20

I LOVE Marian Keyes books.. and this is no different. BUT will have to go back to reading rather than audible if she continues to read her own books. Authors just never as good.. but she’s in good company.. Le Carre, Douglas Adams just the same!

34 people found this helpful

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Can’t wait for next one! Love the actor reading too.. next to Ken Stott he’s the next best Rebus.

If you’re depressed, get money, a partner & family!

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-19

I’ve seen SO many rave reviews of this book, and it just made me rant. I do like Matts writing and reading but to me this is ‘miss-sold’ as effectively you learn that his ever present girlfriend and well off family enable him to ride out his depression.. and those are not things available to huge amount of people who suffer from depression.

This could be made ok if he made any allusion to the fact there may be people out there that suffer alone, broke and forced to work, but it seems to be written solely for those able to approach things in the same way as Matt.

I’m really glad he’s managed to work his way through and found ways that work for him, but don’t recommend this book for those looking for solutions or understanding unless you’re middle class, masters educated and have money for travel.

25 people found this helpful

Awful narration great story..

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

Reviewed: 27-05-19

The narration is just SO awful! Given the original book makes a lot out of how the main character pronounced her name to get that wrong seems just awful!

Also such dreadful accents! Faintly racist feel to the Caribbean nurse and Chopra.

I almost gave up & retuned it but I wanted to hear our the story.

Not sure if I started too late or they’re all this bad!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I really love MC Beatons other books so thought I’d try the hamish macbeth ones. I’m really glad it was on one of the daily specials as even £1.99 was too much for this one. Cardboard characters, bizarre stories. Just couldn’t buy into it at all.

Truly awful!

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

I couldn’t even listen last 10 minutes.. complete waste of money and I love Linda la plants’s books. The narration was awful!

Great plot but...

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

Why do male writers need to continually talk of their female characters in terms of their bodies their sex appeal and make that a focus.. every time the main female charterers are spoken about either you have wet clothe ‘clinging to their curves’ etc. Male characters are never spoken about in same way.

Shame as plot and story were brilliant. But that ruined it for me esp as it was narrated by older mans voice.. just made those bits unbearable

Also the hero just had to look a any woman outside of his family for them to be throwing themselves at him! A late 50’s gent with Parkinson’s. The nanny, the detective the other wife!