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I knew from the start

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2019

The reader was great but the material let her down. What an annoying protagonists. Naive and hesitant. She had to be for the plot to work, but no normal person would react as she did. The reader is always ten steps ahead of her. Too contrived to be satisfying.

Irish crime, well written and superbly narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-2019

This second Cormac novel further develops this flawed and complex Irish detective. Beautifully read by Aoife McMahon.

Deeply moving

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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: 22-06-2018

I was completely absorbed by the lives of Nathaniel, the Moth and the Darter, and at times moved to tears. This is a book largely about honourable and kind men, who lived on the margins, or had crossed into the criminal world.

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Fabulous new talent from Ireland.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

Excellent, well paced story by Dervla McTiernan, and superb narration from Aoife McMahon. Loved it.

Case Histories - murder mystery with a difference

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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: 24-04-2017

Read this first Jackson Brodie by Kate Atkinson some years ago and loved revisiting it in the audio fornat.

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Nigel Anthony is the perfect Dr Siri

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Crime novels take their readers into new worlds and we travel with Colin Cotterill and his characters to Communist Laos in the 1970's. Its a wonderful new setting that Cotterill seems to know well.The main character of Dr Siri is warm and human, and his spiritual adventures are a seamless part of his being.

What other book might you compare Anarchy and Old Dogs to, and why?

It is unique.

What does Nigel Anthony bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nigel Anthony captures Dr Siri's voice perfectly.

Any additional comments?

I am sad that more recent Siri books are now read by the very formal voice of Clive Chafers who doesn't do justice to the stories or the characters.

Gripping tale of love and betrayal

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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: 30-08-2016

Louise Doughty reels in the reader until she hass you well and truly hooked. Don't be fooled by the mesmerising tone, this story is sharp and taut. Nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Fabulous detective yarn set in 1919 Calcutta

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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: 09-08-2016

Loved the characters and setting. I hope this will be the first in a series.

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Fabulous adventure, narrated by a master

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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: 11-07-2016

Loved this rollicking yarn set in the India of East India Company. Sam Dastor is wonderful - I select books just for his reading.

nasty

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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2016

Really nasty stuff - I can't listen to this sort of brutal story.. can't understand how people even imagine it.

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