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Narrator was excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2020

I started listening and couldn't stop; the suspense build-up was excellent.
The narrator was clear and expressive. I am so disappointed in the people who criticized the narrator and her pronunciation of certain words. If they had listened carefully, they would have heard her purposeful use of slightly different dialects to delineate the characters as they spoke.
I can't wait to read the next in the series.
This book is well worth buying!

Reviews on Narrator Unfair

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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: 01-07-2019

I am unsure why Audible published 3 negative reviews about the Narrator Clare Corbett at the beginning of the Review Section. I nearly gave up on reading the Ruth Galloway series after seeing these negative and very subjective reviews.
It is true that Clare Corbett has a different narration style from Jane McDowell, but both are excellent narrators. Clare uses different tones of voice for the male characters and the young child, which though not exact in tone are very helpful when discriminating between the different characters.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series read by one of those excellent narrators. May I suggest to the few detractors that they either give up on listening to books, or develop an understanding of how many skills it takes to become a narrator.

Disagree with performer comments.

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

Reviewed: 28-12-2018

Several readers commented on the performance - one even said lack lustre. I have to disagree - I thought the reader, Phil Gigante, was a genius when it came to the voices for characters. Every character was different and I have to admit I thought there were several different readers at first. When listening to a story, we don't need over-dramatization but to be able to distinguish the voices of different characters is a necessity.
Too many audio stories have a very strong accent (especially, dare I say, American drawl) that it was a pleasure to hear neutrality - well done Phil Gigante.

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So addicting!

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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: 20-06-2015

Another riveting Jane Casey made more exciting by the clever narration. I'm looking to the next in the series.

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A great storyteller.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2015

After several mediocre crime novels I have finally found one who can tell a story with sophisticated and creative language skills. I intend to buy all the Jane Casey books I can find. Also, loved the narrators but especially Paul Thornley.

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Missing something

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2015

Not really my type of story. I would call it a teenage novel at best, a light romance at worst. It would make quite a good movie though, as its characters are colourfully portrayed.

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Great narrator - great writer

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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: 09-05-2015

This is my fourth novel by Liane Moriarty - she does not disappoint.
Her characters are believable and her plots absorbing.

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Now in my top ten !

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2015

It was better than I expected and the narrators were very clear and expressive. The only small criticism is having to speak for another character during the narration- but there is no other way this can be done. Just when you think you've guessed it all, Kubica inserts another twist in the 'tale'.

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