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Cheryl T

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Slow but entertaining

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-2020

Struggled to finish. It was very slow paced . Didn't enjoy the voice and accents of the reader.

Struggled to finish.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-2019

Struggled to finish. Felt like it had been written by a ditzy 16 year old. Disappointing as I have read many other books by this author and this fell short of her usual entertaining story lines.

Struggled to finish...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-2018

Main character Emilie so annoying. really disappointed with the three books in this series. The story very long winded to say very little and not really much of a story line. And why oh why does Emilies father continually get referred to as Des Ollifant? This along with many other things became very tiresome. Won't be buyibg or reading other books by this author.

Struggled to finish.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-2018

Unfortunately I got to the stage where i wanted t shake Emilie! Plus I really don't think the author really understands rural towns and rural living. It was implied that all rural people were ignorant, gossips and very judgemental. I have the third book to listen to and I hope it is an improvement on this one.

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Extremely easy listening and and enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2017

Would you listen to The One Plus One again? Why?

Yes. I enjoyed the story line. I loved that there were different readers for different characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line flowed easily, the characters were also easy to relate to.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Chapter 5. Nicky!

Disappointing.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-2017

Struggled to finish. What started as very promising soone became predictable and cringe worthy. How can a woman be so stupid! Unfortunately I would not recommend.

Enjoyable - but lacks "body"

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

Reviewed: 13-03-2016

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I kept feeling that I had missed something along the way, like there was a previous book leading up to this one. It was often referring to the feud between an old family member and one of the workers, but it never fully explained what it was all about or why etc. I felt it needed to expand more on this aspect which would have helped give the story more "body". More story and time could have been given to Ruby's mother and explanation as to why she was left at the castle and then taken away as a young child. The story just left too many questions and unanswered story lines.

Has Ruby Flynn put you off other books in this genre?

No. I have read the other three novels by Nadine Dorries and very much enjoyed those stories.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Noreen Leighton?

Yes, Noreen Leighton was a pleasure to listen too.

Was Ruby Flynn worth the listening time?

No I don't think so. 9 hours of listening to be left with too many questions and unexplained plots.

Any additional comments?

I think the characters were a let down, there really weren't any outstanding personalities that you could either love or dislike. The story just seems to only skim the surface and there were so many opportunities for explore the characters and expand on them and make it into a very enjoyable captivating read.

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