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Linda Marea

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Great sexual tension

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Reviewed: 14-09-2020

Not a fan of the storyline bringing the 2 agents together but the tension between the 2 characters was terrific. Looking forward to the next book!

To read such a wonderful book by the author is truly a treat!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2020

Heartachingly good, Grown Ups embraces you into this adorable clan and takes you on an emotional ride of pure joy. Marians Irish sense of humour is second to none. What a treasure she is for those of us who love to explore the human spirit.

Dark disturbing and brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-2020

Read by some of the best narrators today, Liz Nugent’s devastating family saga is utterly compelling and totally relevant to today’s tabloid revelations of the breakdowns behind the doors of the rich famous and powerful. But far from being salacious it focuses instead on the deep traumas that money and fame can never mend. This is an absolute brilliant audible book from start to finish!!

The most melodramatic narration I’ve ever endured!

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-2020

I’m a sucker for UK narration... when it’s good... but this hysterical effort by Jonathan Keeble was frankly embarrassing. His hyped toffee delivery of the main character - Ryan - made him come across as a shouting aggressive arrogant bully. There was zero nuance. Zero likability. And consequently zero credibility. This kind of narration would have been perfect in Britain’s theatre of the 50’s but in 2020 it’s utterly ruining for a contemporary crime novel. What did I think of the book? I honesty struggled to give it any stars after this narration mismatch. Appalling!!!

I’ve just finished Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy. My life has changed:

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-2020

I will have enduring crush on the magnificent man of virtue and loyalty Thomas Cromwell. I now see Henry the 8th as a vile monster. And I’ll go to the grave convinced there is no better writer of English history than Hilary Mantel. How is it possible to capture a readers heart and soul when bringing the machinations of the Tudors to life? Find out for yourself from the very first page.

You, Julia Baird, are truly phosphorescent

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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: 24-05-2020

Goodness how does one do justice to a work so beautiful, inspiring and generous? The author has given readers a gift to savour and delight in. From the first page to the last feel illuminated by Julia’s ability to draw us into her appreciation of life’s sweet treasures. If I could, I’d give this 10 stars!!!

Oh dear...

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Reviewed: 14-05-2020

Poorly written and in desperate need to editing, and with a narration that could have saved this book - but didn’t. I’m such a loyal Audible user that I persevered while rolling my eyes. That’ll teach me for luxuriating in the works of Hilary Mantel and jumping onto a work like this. But I must say: as much as I really worked to stick with this bland effort... I’m still grateful for the diversity of Audible’s offering. And no I don’t work for Audible! I just love ’em!

Brilliant Disturbing and delivered with astonishing performances!

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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: 15-02-2020

I was hooked from the first few minutes by the chocolatey performance of the main character. It wasn’t long before that hook became, at times, most uncomfortable as this superb story immerses you into a study of psychopathy and consequence. I don’t think you’ll hear better performances - they’re THAT GOOD. What they bring to Liz Nugents work is the most compelling fleshing out of already rich characters. It’s absolutely a ‘must read’

Wow! Just... wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-2020

This would have to be one of the most chilling complex thrilling stories I’ve come across. Narrated by the absolutely brilliant Michele Moran and Christopher Bonwell it is almost impossible to hit pause and get on with life‘s mundane necessities - because it is that compelling, that superb, that riveting! Twists you won’t see coming, shocking admissions and real heart wrenching conflict. Bravo Jo Spain. Bravo Michele Moran & Christopher Bonwell. This is a cracker of both book and performance!!

Absolutely brilliant story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2019

A story full of raw love laughter pain that both holds together and tears apart an indigenous family. It’s brilliant and unflinching. And read to perfection by Tamara Shelton. Read this book and discover the true meaning of ‘deadly’.

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