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Cristina

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Ultimately disappointing

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

Reviewed: 16-09-2019

I was so excited to finally get my hands on the sequel to The Handmaids Tale. And initially, The Testaments was promising. The Aunt Lydia backstory was intriguing and learning a bit more about the foundation of Gilead was great. But I'm sad to say that the second half of the book really was awful. It was cliched, predictable, sentimental and ultimately unbelievable. I won't say any more should I spoil it for those who wish to listen, but be warned, it's as though Atwood was just churning out very sub standard pulp fiction in order to please the masses.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Just brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-2019

This book is amazing. It made me laugh, cry, think, cry some more, question and immerse myself in another world. Clare Macintosh is a hugely talented author who keeps you totally engrossed in the lives of her characters. A day after finishing this book I'm still thinking about it. I wish I could give this book more than five stars.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2019

I have been waiting for ages for the next book in this series and it totally was worth the wait. Listened to all 17 hours within 3 days. Just sad now that I'll have to wait for (hopefully) another installment in the Sarah Linton/Will Trent saga.

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2019

I worked out the ending about a quarter of the way into the book. Very unsurprising.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

A bit too predictable

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

Good performance by the voice actors but I had the storyline sussed out pretty early on. Just a bit too easy to see where the story was going .

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2018

Yet another page-turner from Clare Mackintosh. So many twists and turns your head will be reeling by the end. Do yourself a favour and have a listen. If you haven't read her other books, I'll guarantee you will want to after this one!!

a must read!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

This book was amazing!!! Such good twists and turns that I never saw coming. A really engrossing book.