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Vicki Reeves

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Fascinating and compelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2019

Such fantastic storytelling, such believable compelling characters and setting. Great narration. Will definitely be listening to this one again to pick up on all those subtle little details that mean so much.

Fascinating and original

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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: 07-10-2019

A fascinating and original story. Engaging characters and an unexpected twist. Bit of a slow start but worth persisting. Great narration.

Typical Hardy

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Reviewed: 03-10-2019

I love Thomas Hardy and I love Alan Rickman (may they both rest in peace) so I couldn't go past this one. Alan Rickman's low almost sarcastic voice seems well suited to this rather depressing and ironic story of mismatched lovers on Egdon Heath.

It's typical Hardy in that there's lots of long, slow descriptions of landscape and a fetishistic adoration of the rural and working classes, and such ridiculously bad timings reminiscent of Shakespeare's tragedies. I love all that crazy stuff and the ridiculously complicated language he uses to describe the simplest of things!!! A refreshing intellectual change from modern literature (which I enjoy also, but it's good to go back and read these amazing classics from time to time).

Sensational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2019

There are no words to describe how beautiful this novel is. Its voice and language and imagery are poetic. When read by Toni Morrison herself, it comes alive. I've fallen in love with this book all over again.

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Loved it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2019

Meandering and whimsical, yet serious and fascinating story. I enjoyed every minute. Fantastic narrator. I'm listening to it again now.

Slow and tedious

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

Reviewed: 28-08-2019

Didn't grip me, neither the story or the performance. Characters were dull and the created world, unconvincing.

Gripping from start to finish!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2019

Loved this book. Can't wait for the next one. Jarringly episodic but I should have expected that after the first book. So many unanswered questions!! The narration is a joy. I'll be listening to this one again while I wait for the sequel.

Amazing story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2019

Slow to start, but unputdownable at the end. Highly recommend putting in the effort. A truly amazing story.

A thoroughly engaging story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-2019

Though a slightly slow beginning, I found this a thoroughly engaging story from start to finish. I enjoyed the depth and range of the characters. I enjoyed the jumps through time and piecing together the links in the story. Both text and the narration were an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend this book!

Dull, slow, tedious.

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2019

Dull and tedious. Performance was annoying and often too fast. Story is uninspiring and bland.