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Fantastic listen

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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: 16-04-17

Michael Robotham and Sean Barrett at their very best. Please be kinder to Joe. A great listen

Enjoyable and atmospheric

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

Reviewed: 28-12-16

I enjoyed this second book in the Guy Winters series. This isn't a substantially new story but a continuation on where things finished in the last book. I would recommend you read the first book in the series first. Melanie Frasers narration is once again like a Rolls Royce purring effortlessly conveying you along the paths of the story. I did miss some of the romantic tension of the first book which gave the book a nice edge. The book mixes London in the Blitz and Jack the Ripper London in its story line. This was mostly done well but on a couple of occasions I found this slightly jarring. All in all a good read. Bring on book three please.

Lovely Narrative But Just Getting Started

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

Enjoyed this book i just wanted more. I wanted the story to carry on and felt it stopped early. Melanie Fraser's narration, was as always, impeccable and helped the listener through all the different characters.

Bill

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Very Enjoyable London War Thriller

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

Reviewed: 18-09-16

I enjoy audiobooks set in London during world war 2. This is a very good example.

Excellent storyline with lots of twists the occasional cad and steamy love and crime under the cover of the blackout.

Good narration is at least half of a good audiobook. Melanie Philips does an excellent job in Winters War bringing the contrasts of a chaotic wartime to London to life. In the future I will take a gamble on new books simply because she is the narrator.

Ok I am off to download the rest in the series.

Please note that this audiobook was reviewed through the Good Reads reviewer programme.

Bill Scott
Edinburgh
September 2016

My First Jonathan Shade Novel

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16


This was my first Jonathan Shade audiobook. Its a good solid urban fantasy novel with some Egyptian and wild west time travel thrown in for fun.

Joe Hempel as a narrator was excellent and made it it easy for the different simultaneous strands of the story to come together. Multi strand frequently cut audio stories can be hard to bring off and can leave me cross eyed and disengaged. But this was done well and added the the novel. I enjoyed myself.

I always feel guilty reading urban fantasy books. I feel i should be reading something more improving. But life is just too short. This was fun and enjoyable and i may go back and get another when my audiobook backlog settles down. Definitely something to keep you going until the next Harry Dresden.

Please note that This review was undertaken as part of the Good Reads Audiobook review Programme

Bill Scott
Edinburgh
September 2016

Like a good radio drama.

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

I enjoyed Fatal Forgery. The storyline and narration were good. Guy Hanson as Constable Sam Plank brought the whole story to life and I was transported to Victorian London. I did like it when Sam got excited at the trial and with all the different character witnesses quite quick fire. Felt like a Sherlock Holmes in Part and a James McLevy but without the sidekick.

The main downside is that this is the first in the Sam Plank series to be made available through Audible and I would really like to listen to the next one now to follow the story. So can you please get on with this now.
Please note that this review was undertaken through The Good Reads audiobook programme.

Bill Scott
Edinburgh September 2016

Another great Lennox read

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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: 18-08-16

Enjoyed the new instalment of Lennox thought the story was interesting with modern day relevance. Sean Barratt as narrator was immense just love his twinkle toes. The real star for me is the Glasgow of the 1950s love the details.

Not quite what I expected but well worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I expect spy intelligence books to be set in the exclusive end of big cities. This book isn't and it made sense to me. I had that brief moment of disappointment but stuck with it and really enjoyed the book. Nice narration as well.

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Best of the John Milton Books so Far

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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: 09-07-16

I have enjoyed all the John Milton books but this one was particularly good resting well on the back history. Great Narration as well. Listen and enjoy.

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Great performance but!!

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

Reviewed: 17-06-16

I have really enjoyed this trilogy Mr Mercedes especially. I loved all of Will Patons performances However this book is the weakest of the three and is some places a little silly. Still worth a read to finish the trilogy but there are a few elements that I just couldn't buy.