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OK .... all round

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2019

Not really a thriller as you quickly know what is going to happen.

Ok storyline line ... ok performance ... just sort of all round ok.

Have listened to far worse and to much better.

It’s a cracker

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

Great Aussie story that keeps you guessing. Interesting characters and good story line. Nicely narrated. It’s a ripper.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Just WOW !!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2018

This is the first audiobook that I nearly gave up on at an early stage .... but I am so very pleased that I didn't. The female narrator starts with the Claire character and the narration was sooo slow and lifeless that I thought "I don't think I can listen to this". But stay with it, you'll soon find that it isn't a narrator issue but actually great representation of the bored rich housewife character.

Without giving away any spoilers, the book deals with abduction, mutilation and rape and as others have mentioned it is pretty graphic. However, if you can stomach that you'll find this a gripping story.

Great story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2018

Excellent true life story of how a troublesome kid becomes a military legend.

The only reason I critically marked the performance down one star was due to the fact that there was a tendency to repeat explanations of the TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) used. Many are well known in common language and didn't need explanation at all ... but ok explain it once to me. However, once I have been told I don't need to be reminded again. Just a mild annoyance in an otherwise brilliant book.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Interesting perspective

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2017

Overall enjoyed the book but it was good, rather than great.

Really liked the concept of the story being through the perspective of the wife of the accused for a change. However, there were phases in the book that seemed to drag a little.

Main character seemed a little too 'archetypal long-suffering British housewife' but the narrator did a good job at making it believable.

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2017

A double mystery (one past one recent) woven with expertise and a few red-herrings. On top of that there is real insight in to the rather parochial ways of life in a remote Aussie outback town.

Characters were all believable as was the story line ... I don't remember a single "Oh, c'mon - that would never happen" moment.

Narrator did a good job of bringing life to the various characters.

First time to Lutz and really enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2017

Without giving away any spoilers the story starts with an event and follows the 'adventures' from that point on. However, you are almost immediately introduced to the fact that there is a past that is just as important. The story cleverly gradually reveals more of the past as the future continues.

Narrator did a good job at making the character believable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Overall an enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 23-06-2017

First Vince Flynn book I've listened to. Good spy / assassin story albeit with a somewhat predictable ending.

Will definitely try the second book in the series.

Classic Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2017

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Clever storyline dealing with the life of the boy (Dan T) from the Shining. A great mix of horror, thriller and personal struggles.

Will Patton does a great job at bringing life to the characters and conveying the tense nature of the story.

If you are a fan of the classic King stories this should definitely be on your list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Clever horror/thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2017

Any additional comments?

My first Joe Hill book and I was a little sceptical being an original King fan. However, I certainly wasn't disappointed.

The book is clever and somewhat complex. I won't give away any spoilers but the interplay of the world of thought versus the real world and its emotional impact on the main character is riveting.

It is a long book and the pace slows a bit in the mid section but stay with it until the end. It's worth it.

Kate Mulgrew provides a fine performance with a good range of voices and great expression throughout.