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well written story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2017

Read the book but if you are Australian don't listen to this version. The narrator is lovely until he tries Australian accents, and then he veers into more of a South African accent... it is quite off putting. The story itself is beautifully written, the imagery and the three different time lines work well.

story ok, narrator poorly cast

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-2016

Would you be willing to try another book from Charlie N. Holmberg? Why or why not?

Yes, will read the other two, interesting premise. Once I swapped for the audio to the kindle version was much happier.

What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

Whoever thought casting a fast talking American to narrate a turn of the century english fantasy book was greatly mistaken. I checked several times to see if i had accidently upped the speed of the narration.

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a cosy mystery

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2016

After a couple of serious books I was ready for something light and this fitted the bill perfectly. I've always had a soft spot for between the wars mysteries, and this is an easy listen. perfect for mid autumn...

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who knew?

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2015

Australian history could actually be interesting? After the years of torment at school learning the boring stuff, oh god please not more tedious explorers, nobody bothered to tell us that the personalities behind this were actually interesting, mostly scandalous, strong willed individuals. Pirates, traitors, self serving corrupt public servants. I was hooked from the start. I am always dubious about the author reading, but either exception of a few dodgy accents, I enjoyed David Hunt's reading. highly recommended.

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