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

Reviewed: 07-05-2019

This was so interesting, but it was short - I hope you're doing more episodes...

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Fascinating, heartbreaking, uplifting...

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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: 05-05-2019

This was absolutely great - totally fascinating, I was addicted from the first episode. I learned so much, I found myself talking to the characters, I laughed and I most definitely cried! There was obviously some poetic license to create drama, but that just adds to the atmosphere...
There's a little bit of not-suitable-for-kids content and a little language but it doesn't ruin the story.
I definitely recommend this to any fan of movies, Americana or history, or anyone who, like me, is just curious. Simply loved it!!!

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To Be Continued??

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

Loved the movie and enjoyed some of the extra details in this. Of course I know that the book is never like the movie, and I always love the book more, but not this time. I am extremely disappointed at the 'to be continued' ending, even if it is part of a series. Maybe you like books like that, in which case I recommend this, but I wasn't happy - I feel like a didn't get a whole book, even though I paid for one...

A slow burner - not your usual King.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-2018

A slow burner, but worth the effort. A bit mild for him, but still a classic King.
The production has a few issues though - mainly the music. It was rather loud and jarring, especially combined with the softly spoken narrator, and it often so loud you couldn't hear the story.
For King fans...

Do not expect the movie...

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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: 13-08-2018

This is very different from the movie, but still interesting and spooky - if I didn't know the movie I would still love this. And Dawn French....

Not a dull history 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: 13-08-2018

I have never laughed so hard reading a history book (not even Horrible Histories) - this guy is hilarious, complete with bad accents and weird footnotes. You definitely MUST have a sense of humour and appreciate sarcasm, or you will be easily offended, but if you actually listen you can hear between the lines a very clear commentary of the establishment of the colony and the way people were treated... the comedy in between the actual quotes from people at the time. Highly recommend this, and the sequel.

Don't be left behind...

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

The narration is not bad, but the editing is terrible in places - really long pauses in some places, no pauses in other places where there really needs to be one (e.g. a conversation between two characters suddenly becomes a conversation between two other characters with no break at all in between). It doesn't spoil the story, but you really need to concentrate...
I recommend this series for the truth hidden within the fiction.

Don't be left behind...

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

This is the second in a series, so make sure you've read 'Left Behind' first.
The narration is not bad, but the editing is terrible in places - really long pauses in some places, no pauses in other places where there really needs to be one (e.g. a conversation between two characters suddenly becomes a conversation between two other characters with no break at all in between). It doesn't spoil the story, but you really need to concentrate...
I recommend this series for the truth hidden within the fiction.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Part 3 cover art

Best performance - Learn about the real Holmes.

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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: 21-03-2018

Everyone knows a version of Sherlock Holmes, but there's nothing like the original stories - learn how it really all began and hear all the amazing adventures and the many and varied little titbits of information and fact about the great man - I've listened to this several times now, and I'm always picking up something new!! And this performance is by far the best one out there.

Stick with it...

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

Reviewed: 08-01-2018

I love Stephen King, but this one gets a little slow in the middle - but trust me, don't give up on it. I just left it for a couple of months then came back to it, and in the end "couldn't put it down". The reader is excellent.