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Jennifer

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Macabrely entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2021

A great twisty-turny crime with an extremely damaged, yet likeable protagonist. I teetered on the moralities of this character's urgings reluctantly admiring observational and problem solving skills. The brainteaser riddles at the beginning of each chapter was a bonus. I'm pretty chuffed that I could solve the majority of them. Divergent thinking!

Gripping Tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-01-2021

I loved the way this crime unfolded in a haphazard realistic way. I would think that detective work would be thwarted by such extenuating circumstances other reviewers complained about. Surely crimes wouldn't all be solved in a neat sequence. Enjoyed the narration and development of the characters.

Important Indigenous Information

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2020

What a different lens this throws on the knowledge, skills and understandings of what is clearly one of the oldest civilisations in earth - so far as to where our current understandings are at. I'll keep enjoying my kangaroo meat and will keep my eye out for our indigenous grains etc., promoting their use wherever and whenever possible. As author John Newton in his book the Oldest Foods on Earth points out we happily embrace quinoa etc when our own land abounds in food wealth.

Insightful

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Reviewed: 13-12-2020

Sensitive portrayal of a young teen who has hit rock bottom and the unlikely friendships that ensue from this incident. This meeting provides the protagonist with opportunity to shine. This story had me laughing out loud, cringing, crying and disgusted. This tender Transgender Teen's Tale is an enlightening read.

Awful narration I cannot read on

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-2020

Dreadful overacting of this narration. The pace is all wrong! Seriously this performance needs deleting. Get a new narrator if you want this tale listened to. The writing felt annoying to... The only that held my attention as I persevered to listen for an hour was the back story of the Japanese sword owner fighter pilot. Will request a credit!

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What is the word for that type of family set up?

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Reviewed: 28-11-2020

Terrific first novel that is no way second best. Quirky, fun, heartfelt and heart-wrenching at times. A undeniably weird family set up that having seen relationships and families over the years was believable. The sassy rendition if this story by the narrator was perfect! Loved it!

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 26-11-2020

This crime novel was so easy to get into. A remote setting with the interesting perspective of the protagonist returning with own personal baggage and soon forced to examine the baggage of the island's new and old inhabitants. I'll be following up on this author and listenable author.

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-2020

A gentle tale where a genuinely well-meaning decision has major ramifications. Miscommunication and moral and ethical dilemma presented with beautifully crafted words and descriptions. Noah's voice has the necessary gentleness but at times he seems to swallow his words, making them hard to catch. I look forward to more by this author.

Strap yourself in and hold on!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2020

Ballistics doesn't disappoint with action packed, heart stopping hunt in this Mexican stand off with some truly nasty dudes.

NT Novel

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2020

it seems there's not much not to love about the Top End. Tracing the friendship, lives and woes of five women with seemingly not much in common, this character driven tale set in the burgeoning times of those finding their way to balance familiar expectations whilst being true to themselves.