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Best Ever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2020

This was the best audio to date. Thrilling, fast paced, accompanied by adrenaline pumping music. While the storyline was nothing new it kept you on edge until the very end.

What an exceptional book

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2019

Ronan Farrow has really shown the world how discussing the entertainment and journalism worlds really are towards women. It made me sick coming to grips with Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein to mention only two of the creeps involved. There are so many more abusing and blackmailing women for their own cheap thrills, especially with everyone covering up for their, dare I say, bad behaviour really doesn’t say it at all. What those poor women have had to live with, being slagged off, told they wanted it or this is the only way to survive, is just degrading.
Ronan has done a fabulous job researching, having great empathy/sympathy for these women showing great compassion and great distain for the bullies. Ronan is creditable, highly intelligent and above all has great moral fibre which he stands behind. Mia brought him up well.
The bonus is Ronan telling the story himself. Congratulations on a wonderful, factual tell all.

Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-2019

I don’t know what to think of this book. I chose Barbara Nadel because I watched a doco on Agatha Christie’s Piorot with David Suchet and she was mentioned as the Turkish Agatha Christie. Far from in fact. Nothing like her genre. The story started promising but quickly turned into a foul mouthed entertainer turned religious with people around her turning her toward the light. It got really boring with all the religious ramblings and less about the detective side of the plot. I didn’t get too far, chapter 5 I managed to get through when I had had enough. Not the book for me and will not be listening to any others written by the same author.

Could be the beginning of a great series

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2019

A rather fast passed story read in a Yorkshire accent. Lots of suspects with a winding and meandering tale. Quiet enjoyable. There are about. 10 more books in the series. This being the first. I hope the stories are ongoing and just as good if not better.

It’s as dry as an outback drought

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2019

I honestly can’t stand this book. It just drones on and on. I’m not one for the colloquial Australian accent either which made it worse. The mystery didn’t seem to be going anywhere. The reader wasn’t bad but all his characters were the same in voice. It didn’t lend itself to the Australian guttural tome - not impressed.

Best series ever

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2019

The series has everything. Wonderful characters, great mysteries entwined with historical facts and laced with humour. Rupert Degas is the best reader I have come across. I loved this series and can’t recommend it highly enough.