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well written and well narrated but beware...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-2019

if you have been a victim of domestic abuse then beware. This story is full of cruelty both physical and emotional. Several of the characters are cold, unfeeling and extremely self centered. You may find yourself wanting to scream at a few of them to hurry up, grow up, or shut up. Well done Milly, and as always your narration was great Colleen.

loved it

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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: 05-09-2019

lovely story that really brought southern Italy to life. Made me want to jump on the next plane.

Dreaming of Italy

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2019

This was my first Sue Moorcroft book and I will definitely be reading/listening to more of her books.
I loved the story, The characters are great and I am a fan of Levi and his family in particular. Amy was more like a 13 year old than a 18 year old and I wanted to shake her at times and tell her to behave herself! Helen Johns is a great narrator and her accents lovely to listen to.

no no no nooo nooo!

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-2019

well, I had to keep turning off this Audible book. not because it was poorly written (no, the author is talented) and not because of the narration (no, that was excellent too) it wasnt even because I disliked Leo and I did dislike him intensely. No, it was because of the relationship between Leo and Carrie. its manipulative and violent and cruel in places. I wanted to shake Carrie and tell her to listen to the old lady. I didn't enjoy THIS book. But that's just me. Teresa Crane is talented and I would read another book of hers.

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great book would recommend

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-2018

I love the narrators voice and all the accents she can manage and picked this book for that reason. The story was great and I enjoyed the characters, with the exception on one. Nicole. She was basically very selfish. Her 15 year old was talking less; her husband had a personality transplant and her 17 year old is showing signs of violence so she leaves home. doesn't bother to find out WHY any of those things were happening and just leaves them to it. All because they wouldn't do the dishes! There were other things that annoyed me about her but don't want to spoil the story for anyone. Give this book a go, it's great.

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what happened, Milly? this is a shame.....

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-2018

This is the most disappointing Milly book for so many reasons. firstly, it is at times vulgar to the point of making me feel sick, the choice of language sordid and smutty. What happened to the believable stories of friendship and love you usually write? this one boarders on the ridiculous and Marnie is so pessimistic as to be unlikable for most of the book. will be returning this one.

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story and performance disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-2017

this story was long winded, the narrator seemed to yell so often it was distracting and the voice used for Kiki was really bad. Most sentances had one or two loud or over emphasised words that made listening irritating. There were several audio errors where sentences or phrases were repeated. the story was boring and at times sounded as if it had been written by a 14 year old.The mystery was not a mystery at all and nothing really gets resolved. Not a good introduction to this author at all. Would NOT recommend.

interesting story and great narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-2017

I enjoyed this book but must admit to leaping over the fairytale Hans Christian Andersen story of the marsh kings daughter. I'm a grown up. at the beginning of each chapter was a mini chapter of nonsense. The main body of the story was fascinating and I wondered if children raised in an environment like that would share Helena's view of the world and love their Father inspite of his often unbelievable cruelty.

I figured the plot out fairly early on in the book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2017

however it was enjoyable. great narrators. I strongly disliked Jude she was so selfish. Her actions impacted so many people.

disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2017

the story lacked a purpose. The title had little to do with the actual story and it was a shame that the same narrator as girl with no name wasn't used on this book as the pronunciation of Lezza in the first book then Lisa in this one was noticable on an audio book, it's almost as if 2 different authors wrote these books. Lezza was strong and confident in the first book and came across as a little dimwitted in this one. The original Lezza I'm sure would have gently corrected her children's grammar and not just let them have their own way. The Harry story line was disappointing and I can't believe he would have just gone to Australia and never contacted his friend again. There are too many little inconsitancies to truly be called a sequel. it was predictable and frustrating.

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