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About 2 hours too long

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2020

These angst ridden characters had little to endear themselves. A story saved only by the excellent narrator

Incomplete

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

Reviewed: 24-10-2020

The first 2 hours were fabulous descriptive writing in which a world was created which thoroughly drew me in. The characters were richly written with depth. Sadly the plot and characters descended into melodrama. I felt toyed with and then the story ended without resolution of any issues. It seems we must await further books in the series It’s not a total loss but don’t buy until the rest of the series is released

Engaging story ...... but that accentšŸ¤£

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2020

Looking for a little escapism I picked a random audiobook knowing nothing of the author or and the subject matter. My normal preference is crime fiction but being far too housebound for the past 6 months of COVID restrictions learning any more ways to kill may not be in the interest of my fellow housemates, hence the randomness of my pick. The Australian setting had me from the start and it felt genuine indicating the author had local knowledge. Further the writing style felt Australian despite US lead characters (there are discernible differences in national writing styles). Curious, I paused the story and googled Noyes which unsurprisingly revealed she is a fellow Queenslander. Being no expert on romance fiction I can only say the story line engaged from the start and kept my interest despite the usual predictable twists and turns in the plot. A major distraction was accent the narrator gave a minor Australian character. The closest I can describe is Africaan, straight off the plane from Jo’burg. So bad it jolted the listener out of the story, fortunately only a minor character.