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Bryan M. Stokes

Australia
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Interesting Style of Writing

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2019

This is an intricately told tale of love and family through the generations combined with Australian Aboriginal history and culture.
I received this book as a gift from a friend due to my love of stories told based on my geographic location being South Australia. I loved Salt Creek writing by Lucy Treloar for example.

The style is very different but easy to deal with, it flows beautifully.

I found the Narrator a little stilted at first however Josie Taylor certainly picked up the pace and was a pleasure to listen to.

Looking forward to more by this new author Molly Murn

Brilliant Narrator - Sad but well written plot

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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: 09-11-2019

Rather short story for me - I usually go for a 10 - 12 hour Audio book but Christian White packed a lot of substance into this one. To say I was confused is quite true but he managed to pull it all together rather cleverly. Although it is based in Australia, I didn't really get much of an Australian feel however that really makes the book appeal on more of a universal level I guess.
Am definitely investing in Nowhere Child now - This author has huge potential.

dreadful

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2019

this book was total wishy washy crap - i have never read a kristen ashley book before this one and wont bother trying any of her others - so many 5 star ratings - it was really boring and unbelievable

A real struggle

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2019

Trashy novel
Many Plot holes in police procedures
Unrealistic private lives of all the main characters
Voice of female detective like a wimpy cartoon character - sorry Karen Slaughter but this one is not any match compared to your previous work - what happened ?

Versatile Follett proves his true writing ability

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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: 03-01-2018

Story revolves around a deadly virus which is monitored in a highly secured Laboratory. Follett somehow immerses us into a bit of a family saga and a crime/thriller. Such a talented Author is this bloke - nothing like his Trilogies - in fact if you didn't know it was Mr. Follett you would be wondering who the author was - such a versatile writer indeed. Worth a place in your Ken Follett Library.

New Avid Fan of Bryan Cranston

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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: 27-02-2017

Believe it or not, I had never heard of Bryan Cranston until very recently when I joined the rest of the world and became addicted to the Breaking Bad Series. It was through researching the actors that I happened upon this book. I absolutely loved it ! And of course it brought me closer to the real life of Bryan Cranston the Actor. I have read quite a few autobiographies but this one was simply brilliant. Goes without saying that I am an avid fan now and may even look into buying the Malcolm in the Middle series which by todays standards is quite old but am keen to see how this great Actor has developed. If you are already one of his fans this is a must read and to those who, like me, didn't know him, get it and have a read or listen - I actually did the Audio version and was thoroughly entertained.

Truly, Madly, not her best

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2016

Love Liane's ability to intertwine family and relationships - she does it so well. But this one was a little boring quite frankly - I got distracted which doesn't usually happen when reading her novels.

Intricately woven story fact or fiction ??

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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: 31-03-2016

This story could quite easily reflect real life - so many incidents relate to the "average" person - I love the way the Author pulls it all together - I have read it twice and listened to is once - just loved it - not a happy story though - some uplifting moments but also quite heartbreaking.

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Top Shelf

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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: 17-02-2016

Really enjoyed this story of a family drama - love,passion, loss,struggle, envy, hatred - and depression - well done to both Author and Narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not what I expected

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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: 17-02-2016

I struggled a little with the concept of this book - re-listened several times - overall was a pretty good but hopeless story of the struggle with the demon drink - I heard it is also a play - would like to see that.