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Rebecca Rashleigh

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Brilliantly read but a little slow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-2020

Overall I thought the performance was excellent! One of the best narrations I've come across however I found the story difficult to get through for it was incredibly slow and overall a bit uneventful... For a murder mystery I expected there would be more suspense but it was 15 hours of a detective just doing interviews. On the positive I found the main character of Strike intriguing enough to perhaps read the sequel.

An alternative view from a story we know well

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was selected as part of a book club I'm in and when I read the blurb I was a little bit "meh" by its description. i had seen a couple of movies/docos about Achilles and the battle of Troy so I wasnt that enthusiastic to read another rendition of the same story. However I was greatly surprised and I really enjoyed how it was told through the eyes of Patroclus and reading about the blossoming of his relationship with Achilles. It gave the legend a real breath of fresh air. I did however found the story at times dragged just a little during the battle of Troy but overall an incredibly enjoyable listen. Also a huge shout out to the Narrator David Thorpe who gave a terrific performance! Best narration I have heard yet!

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Slow but worth it for the end!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2019

I struggled a little with this book for I found the story a little slow and at times boring mainly because I found it hard to comprehend the way the detectives were conducting the case until I learnt a little more about the Japanese legal system (I strongly advise doing a little research), once I learnt a bit about it I was then able to appreciate the story more. I enjoyed most of the Narrator's voices for each character except of that of his female characters (to me they sounded a little weak and pathetic which made me a little frustrated) but overall really great. If you like crime stories you might find this slow for the most part but stick to it till the end for the twist is one you will not see coming! I would give it 3.5 stars. It was entertaining but no Gone Girl.