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Utterly gorgeous

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Reviewed: 17-08-2019

I don’t have enough words to explain this novel. The writing is magnificent. The audio is great. It’s just perfect in every way and I listen to it over and over and feel calm and so at home with the ocean and Edinburgh. A place I have been missing so desperately and need to return home to one day

Boring and not what it seemed

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Reviewed: 26-07-2018

This book is so dry and touches on the most boring and useless parts of this dynamic and fascinating history. Even worse you can’t return it so please read this before buying it like I did and wasted my money. The book is like a light guide to things anyone who has the vaguest interest in the witch trials liked but only in very small areas and a very certain time. It’s just not worth the waste of money and time. The reader is not interesting and even as someone who is a history nerd he fills the stories with useless citations and explanations on why he uses certain words that aren’t needed. The book has no flow and is frankly annoying. I am so mad I gave this person money.

Totally useless

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Reviewed: 11-07-2018

Total waste of time. Worse yet they don’t warn you that you can’t even switch this for another book.

A beautiful surprising wonderful book

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Reviewed: 25-05-2018

Finally finished the white road. I’ve been listening to it on repeat for 5 months but kept stopping before the end. The ending however is beautiful and perfect and makes me feel a swell of pride towards the author and artist. I think Edmund De Wall should be taught about in art schools all over. His view on the creative process is fascinating and his life is well, amazing but very well earned. His two books have kept me company and feeling safe in some of on hardest loneliest moments. I do suggest everyone read the Hare with Amber eyes and the white road, you don’t need to like art to like either, the man is a master writer as well as potter and his stories are increasingly researched as well as introspective and beautiful:

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Lonely but beautiful

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Reviewed: 10-09-2017

Not sure why people call it creepy, maybe my level of creepy is higher than others. It's a lovely sad little story that is filled with melancholy. A nice short piece of work I listened too while painting a mural. 10/10 would recommend for any style of literary fan

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Never before have I found something so beautiful

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Reviewed: 27-06-2017

That this is The authors first book is amazing. This book is the kind that almost anyone could read and adore. It’s not because it’s an easy book, it’s not but it’s beautiful and human and fascinating. It is a book people need to read, it is a book people should want to share with others. This is one of my all time favourites and I revisit it often. The narrator does a great job too.

a succulent tale of love and power

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Reviewed: 03-03-2017

Would you listen to The Dark Wife again? Why?

Not only is the narration utterly stunning the story itself is just divine. There are so many wonderful women in this story, that is at it's core a story that really explores the depths and complexities of female characters and lesbian love stories without fetishisation or stereotyping. There is not your typical slice of white bread discovers she is the chosen one. This is a story that while spoken of gods resonates so beautifully with the lives of so many, be it that in the LGBT community or otherwise. The way these characters are balances is utterly brilliant, their endless lives somehow manage to investigate a fascinating side of humanity that so few writers ever reach. I could write a novel itself about this story, but the most important thing to me is that these women are treated as people, two women who both hold love within their hearts for at one time perhaps another woman, but eventually for one another. As a Lesbian myself it is so so so wonderful to experience lesbian relationships written in a normalised manner, which sounds crazy considering the context of gods and myths but once again that shows the power of this story.

What did you like best about this story?

The use of language, which is rich but not loquacious to a point that is tiring as many authors can be. The diverse range of characters and beautiful portrayal of several lesbian relationships.

What about Veronica Giguere’s performance did you like?

Everything, honestly, her ability with voices is stunning and I just found myself lost in the world over and over again as if I were in the most beautiful of waking dreams.

Any additional comments?

Listen to this book, just please, no matter who you are, listen, it is stunning.