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Trivial drivel

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-08-2020

Too many boring descriptions of what people were wearing pad out this yawn of a book. The most interesting character was the cat that had to stay at home with Grandma. Gabrielle Lord's book, 'Sisters' deals with the missing sister theme with a lot more elegance and a lot less mindless padding.

Disappointing

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Reviewed: 12-07-2020

The narrator's tone is whining and urgent, like an endless complaint, but this is probably an accurate reading of the text. I found it quite tedious and wished I hadn't committed to buying all volumes in the trilogy after listening to the first. Advice: listen to the narration and decide if you can stand the tone for 13 hours and 19 minutes.

Unrelentingly doleful

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Reviewed: 12-07-2020

By the time you get to this book in the trilogy, if the narrator's voice hasn't driven you to slashing your wrists, the over-extension of the story line will. Jemisin should consider winding up an idea in one volume. Three is a reach too far.

Not just a cricketing story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the rivalry between two cricket-mad brothers. I'm not interested in cricket and know nothing about it, (and still don't, thank goodness), but the rivalry between the brothers and the slow release of past memories was suspenseful and intriguing.

Captivating

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Reviewed: 13-06-2019

I wished I'd kept aside a whole day for this book with nothing to do but listen. I was totally enthralled by the story and the lovely reading where Eli's naive and hopeful voice was preserved. A sterling effort by a gifted author and a great audio team.

Too short, too short!

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Reviewed: 20-04-2019

I wanted MORE!!!! (sob!) I thoroughly enjoyed all the longer books and this little taster was but a crumb to this ravenous listener.

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I'm in love!

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Reviewed: 05-02-2019

Great story, but I could listen to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith read the telephone book and still hand over 5 stars! Regarding the story, Alastair Reynolds seems to be really hitting his stride with this one. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series.

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Oh the Trollops!

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Reviewed: 18-10-2018

Highly amusing, wittily delineated characters, ironic reading by West. Perfectly apt for current financial, events even down to the inherent racism in all boys' clubs.

Very bloody

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Reviewed: 06-09-2018

Too bloody for me and Jeff Harding's matter-of-fact reading enhances the impact of the callous killers.

Farewell to Katherine Kellgren

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Reviewed: 09-08-2018

How sad to hear about the wonderful Katherine Kellgren's death. Jasmine Blackborow has a different accent and isn't quite as posh in the dipthong department at first but improves throughout the reading. Another very satisfying listen from Rhys Bowen's pen. Hoping to hear more of the adventures of Georgie and Darcy because happily ever after isn't as much fun as their elegant adventures.

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