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Saved by the narrator .

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-20

This is positive proof that employing a first rate narrator can rescue a book that is far from being anything like convincing . Without Simon Vance this would have been just another mediocre effort .

Awful .

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-20

Between the author and the narrator ninety percent of the characters in this book are portrayed as muling , whinging , carping halfwits , and , this was supposed to be taking place in south London . Complete nonsense .

Narration to awful to treat seriously .

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-20

If this narration wasn’t so ludicrously funny it would be possible to hear just how silly the book is . So glad it only cost me three pounds odd .

Spoiled by narrator .

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-20

This is a very good story completely spoilt by this narrator , he is unable to speak more than ten words continuously due to breathlessness and then after great intakes of breath we are treated to glottal swallowing of mouthfuls of saliva .

Pity

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

Reviewed: 13-05-20

This is quite a good story and I would have given it five stars but for having to get through all the phlegm , vomit and the urinating , along with the foul language content . Quite why authors think it necessary to alienate half their readers with foul language and grossness when leaving it out offends no one .

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Sad

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-20

If you can get passed the stupidity and the grossness you will be treated to the biggest load of foul language I’ve yet come across on audible , this is really very poorly written , authors who are unable to develop their characters resort to foul language as an alternative to giving their characters any personality on a literary level , it disguises the authors lack of intellect . As to narration the less said the better , it really is dire .

No Talent Gross Obscene Drivel

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-20

This is nothing but a scraping of the bottom of the barrel , if you don’t have the talent to write a proper story then you have to resort to this obscene drivel , it’s nothing but jive slang and the foulest of foul language and can only appeal to a certain section of the population .

So disappointing .

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-20

Having waited a long time for this to be released on audible it is so disappointing to be presented with this travesty , anyone who already possess the first two books will find that a large percentage of this book is a rewrite of the first two books in flashback form , anyone who has come to this without the first two books will have no need to purchase either of the first two books because as much of Cromwell’s life as anyone would wish know is contained in this one edition . If you can then get pass the estuary accents this narrator gives to most of the characters you will then have to endure the lip sucking and lip smacking plus the nauseating glottal swallowing of mouthfuls of spittle as this narrator gives us his impression of speech during Tudor times , I have over a thousand audible books and I’ve been presented with some truly awful narration along the way but this is up there in the top five worst efforts I have ever heard , it truly is a false economy not to employ a competent reader , the first two books were read so well , especially the reading by Simon Vance of the second book which of course shows just how badly this book was attempted . This author has now decided to employ the present fashion of female authors to use foul language in their writing , not only are we treated to the F word but also the C word which of course was not in use during Tudor times , and I object to have this crudity voiced into my private space , there is absolutely no need for it and it is completely gratuitous . Do yourself a favour and if you must have this edition then buy the book and save yourself the travesty of the narration . I have not returned this book as it only cost me three pounds sixty seven pence and having persevered with half of it I’ll carry that cost .

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A Startling Foul Language content .

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

Reviewed: 31-03-20

The foul language content of this story is very off putting at any time but when it’s blasted into your head through earphones it’s an assault , I find it hard to believe that firstly it is necessary and secondly that a female author would demean herself so , we know it’s the poorly educated that use foul language because they are unable to express themselves adequately in proper English , so , one is left wondering just what sort of person can bring themselves to degrade themselves and their listeners in such a way .

Dixon of Dock Green meets Jack the Ripper .

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-20

This author seems to think that his characters become more interesting the more he intensifies their stupidity , they blunder from one incompetence to the next always an hour behind the villain of the piece , there are more corpses than on Midsummer Murders . We have a final blood and guts that solves everything . At least there is no foul language and for that this deserves four stars across the board .