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Girl Number One

Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

A young woman, out jogging in the woods, finds a body.

Eleanor Blackwood discovers a woman's body in the same spot in the woods where her mother was strangled eighteen years previously. But before the police can get there, the body vanishes.

Is Eleanor's disturbed mind playing tricks on her again, or has her mother's killer resurfaced? And what does the number on the dead woman's forehead signify?

©2016 Leigh Russell. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Good story

This book has a good story line but I felt something was off throughout. The characters were not believable and I spent much of the time thinking somehow I had missed something. Perhaps because the author kept alluding to things and then didn't follow it through. Nevertheless, apart from the poor accents, (Ellie's father sounded like a brummie) i quite enjoyed it

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Spoiled by extremely poor voice characterisation.

Very poor Cornish accents in this narration, which were all over the place and not often Cornish, spoiled this book for me. All the males voices sounded the same with the exception of the 'father' which even sounded Brummie. If there are distinctive regional accents they need to be spoken by a native speaker.

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Narration inaudible

I only managed four chapters before I had to give up. The narrators awful accent ruined it.

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Action packed.

An absolutely gripping story! A lot of suspense and suspicion. Eleanor is caught up in a psychopaths twisted machinations. Who can she trust?

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Engrossing

Enjoyed the storyline, sussed who the killer was earlier in the book. Was hoping to have kept me guessing a bit longer than it did

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great story poor performance,

great story, didn't like the audio performance, the accents and totally unbelievable character voices spoiled a brilliant book

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The readers voice

The readers voice was so annoying when she read the Male roles with the accents.
Otherwise a good story.

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Very gripping read

Disliked the accent at first but story that good you get used to it after a while.
Twists & shocks and guessing who done it throughout.

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poor

The narrator was appalling in my opinion. She made the female characters sound like children and the male characters all sounded the same. I wouldn't recommend this book,very disappointed.

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An interesting, convoluted story.

The story seems to revolve around an eighteen year old, unsolved murder. The main character, Eleanor Blackwood, discovers a body, with a number 3 written on it, in the same spot where her mother was strangled eighteen years before. As.she goes for help, the body disappears and no-one believes her.

Then she finds body number 2!

Although I tried, I could not get over the feeling that Eleanor needs to grow up and get on with her life.

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  • rachel w
  • 05-05-17

Narration was torture

It's hard to rate the actual story because the narration is just unbearable. The accents/voices for different characters, especially male, are just bad. The story is ok, drags on a bit in a somewhat predictable fashion, but do yourself a favor and read this one instead of listening if you must.

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  • Davida R Clifton
  • 06-11-16

Boring

you knew who the killer was very early...the writing was dry...everything about this book was completely boring

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-04-20

Twisted murder mystery!

A really good story! Lots of twists and turns! Eleanor Blackwood thought she was going crazy but then they found the first body.....! Beautifully narrated by Anna Parker-Naples👌

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  • Zoie
  • 26-10-19

Somewhat entertaining

The summary of the book pretty much tells you what you need to know. A few more bodies do show up during the story though. Most of the time when reviewers complain about narration I don't find it as terrible. This narration however was bad! I cringed when she did male voices. They all were some sort of creaky cockney, as irritating as nails on a chalk board.

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  • Eva
  • 20-09-18

riveting

I was completely lost in the story. The author paints her landscape of characters with such perfection I can see them. It was a thriller that started out strong and didnt let up on the gas.

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  • mrsc
  • 26-01-17

Might have liked it.

Could not hear narration of book, so wasn't able to "read" it. Don't know what the issue was.