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Most addictive story yet

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

Reviewed: 06-12-2019

Having got to know Georgie and Darcy over some 10 stories, I have got fond of them. This story is more fun as a tale of their honeymoon than as a murder mystery.

Either way, I could not stop listening and gobbled the story up like a box of chocolates.

Inspired novel

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2019

I found this a novel true to the style of the Booker Prize - a challenging, distinctive novel the pushes the boundaries of literature and took me to an unexpected experience.

Wonderful satire

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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: 26-02-2018

With a delicate touch and a strong current of self mockery, Tony Horowitz takes the mickey out of detective fiction. By portraying as a ‘true’ story, and soaking it through with contemporary references to popular culture, he slowly pulled me into a captivating story.

Then he steadily descends into subtle farce. The portrayal of the funeral and various family homes visited particularly set the flavor of the book. The denouement acts like the red nose on a clown. It signifies what we are reading.

I got through my listen in 2 days; a clear sign of engrossed enjoyment. I recommend the fun.