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Jeremy

Balmain, Australia
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Average

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2019

I was looking forward to this after some glowing reviews but it didn't live up to them.

After stopping reading this about 2 weeks ago I have honestly no recollection of the main character's name and barely any memory about what happened in the majority of the book I listened to. So quite a forgetful book.

I found the found Mitch's writing style pretty unsophisticated but certainly easy to follow.

Perhaps this book would be best enjoyed by younger listeners.

Excellent - captivating and poignant

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2019

This book has been on my "to read" list for years, so it was great to see it appear on Audible. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would really and found it enchanting and thought-provoking. Certainly recommended!

Is this young adult fiction?

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I was certainly not engaged by this and didn't finish it. The story plodded along and most of the characters were unlikeable. Steve West is a good narrator but strangely difficult to buy in to. I really wanted to enjoy it more. Certainly not in the same league as other authors mentioned in the blurb.

A great story somewhat let down by the narration

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I love this series! Loads of action, characters, locations and excitement. I even like the narrator's voice and skills. But he just doesn't capture my interest and I find it really hard to engage. Perhaps I should read the actual book instead...

Well paced but too hard on the messaging

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

An enjoyable story that set a cracking pace, with good character development. The author's narration is excellent too. However, I did feel that every 5 minutes I was being reminded of the main character's religion and that she was working really hard to overcome her anxiety. Yep, I understood the third time - don't need it a dozen more.

Were all the 5 star reviews from teenagers?

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2017

Couldn't get in to this book at all. I found it uninspiring and actually quite boring. I truly struggled to stay engaged with it and my attention constantly wandered. Maybe it appeals to younger readers but it seemed to just be "I did this, then I did that, then this happened".

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Not how I remembered it

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2017

I read this 30 years ago and really enjoyed it. It's funny how you memory works - I thought I remembered the main storyline but it was a bit different in reality. It's an OK story and pretty well performed. But I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to.

Full cast is not for me!

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2017

I had to stop after 5 minutes. Once you've had Pinchot doing the Grimnoir, this full cast just doesn't cut it.

Actually a really great story

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2017

This was an interesting, action packed, and enjoyable story. The three main characters developed nicely and had lots of adventures. All in all a really well rounded novel.
The only thing that let it down was the narration by Steven Brand. He did an OK job but really did just read it without much characterisation. By no means as bad as some (Tim Gerard Reynolds anyone?) but he's no Rupert Degas. Hopefully the new narrator for the second book will lend some gusto that this series deserves!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great fun - if only it was a full novel!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2017

It was so good to be back with the Grimnoir and Bronson Pinchot again. This was just like old times, with lots of action and excellent narration. I only wished it went on for longer!