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Wonderful Final Book in Series

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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: 07-11-19

Brent Weeks has finished his excellent series with a wonderfully written book that tied up the series in a surprising and satisfying way. Narration by Simon Vance is top notch as always. Don't miss the final epilogue after the acknowledgements right at the very end of the recording.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Favourite Read of 2019

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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: 26-07-19

This is my favourite read/listen of 2019. I expected it to be an interesting record of how the rewilding project at Knepp came about and developed, and the details on this were fascinating. What I hadn't expected was for the book to be so stunningly written. Isabella Tree has a wonderful way with words, evoking Knepp, the habitats and the wildlife, beautifully. She also narrated the book very well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Imaginative Entertainment

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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: 28-02-19

I have listened to the audio books of all three books in the series back to back and thoroughly enjoyed each installment. I read Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines series to my son many years ago and when I saw this Railhead series I decided to give it a try. It took over my life for a few days as I found it so compelling. Intended for youngsters, I imagine, but the characters and wildly imaginative worlds worked just as well for me. The narrator can make or break an audiobook, and Malk Williams is wonderfully talented, getting the tone and voices just right for the story.

My Favourite By Brandon Sanderson

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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: 13-01-18

I have read/listened to the Mistborn series and many other books by Brandon Sanderson but this is my favourite. I won't go into the reasons other than to say the story caught me up and held me for the many hours it took to listen. I hated having to stop listening and thought about the characters while I was doing other things. Excellent narration as well.

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Enjoyed all aspects of this book, the characters, the setting and the twisty plot. The story came alive and I started to feel I knew the characters they were so real to me. It was difficult to tear myself away when I had to stop listening. I do find that Choc Lit books are generally excellent. I'd definitely listen to another of this author's books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Spoiled by Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

My son has both read the book and listened to the audio book and he felt the narration did not do the story justice. Some of the character voices and accents chosen detracted from or even distorted the personality of the characters. His advice--read the book rather than listen to it.

Very Well Done

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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: 10-04-15

Compelling! This book was one of those that I had to tear myself away from reluctantly when I stopped listening. The three story lines caught me up, especially the one that gave the book it's title. The narration was excellent as well. I have already downloaded a couple more audio books by this author and I'm looking forward to listening to them.

Very Enjoyable Cosy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-04-14

I really enjoyed this story. I'm a fan of romance and cosy mystery and this book combines the two. I didn't guess who the murderer was, although my list of possibles included the perp. Devereaux was a likeable main character with an interesting history. I enjoyed Jake, and Noah, Dev's ex high school sweetheart, was interesting. I imagine he will become more important in future books in the series. If you like cosy mystery with a romantic subplot, you'll definitely enjoy this one. My only reservation was the voice artist. She was quite good but could have been better. I found it a bit weird that she gave one of the female characters a deeper voice than the men.

Loved It

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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: 02-05-13

Santa Montefiore is one of my favourite authors and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characters are so real they seem like friends and the poetic description of the scenery and places transports me there. This book has all the elements I love, romance, a touch of mystery and intrigue, beautiful settings, lovely descriptions. And the voice artist deserves special mention--she enhanced the story with her narration. All in all an excellent listen that my husband enjoyed as well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Dissapointed

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

With all the five star reviews I expected this to be an exceptional book, but I found it less than great. The start is incredible slow and dare I say boring as all the back story for the characters is set up. I imagine this is the part that was added back in this longer version. Any editor worth his salt would have trimmed it down. The book does improve if you stick with it. Not the best by this author in my opinion.