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Terry Currie

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Over written

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

Reviewed: 28-04-2020

I did finish this story just to find out what happened... but this story was so overwritten with "my spirit" and "my being" and so verbose it was killing me, over and over and over and over and over... if you get my drift. I eye rolled a number of times. There was nothing wrong with the actual story, but the descriptors were just over the top and corny.

I loved the "Fight for me" series which was far more believable, so if you want to sample A.L. Jackson... start with those.... you won't be disappointed. This series is just too over the top for me!

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So many suspects!... Even the Widow!

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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: 18-12-2019

This was a great listen! It was a freeby this months but, I would have paid good money for it! The Free books and daily offers are so good this way ... I've listened to, and found some of my favourite authors and books this way.

The Widow is a wonderful murder mystery told from a number of characters perspectives and across a few years to uncover what actually happened to a little girl who disappeared from her front yard. I loved the telling of this story because it told the story of the seedy world of child pornography and pedophiles without the graphic details of this world... it managed to impart the scene and the minds of those people in an almost ordinary way, I was never left horrified but still got the gravity of the scenes.

If you like a good murder mystery, but don't like the graphics, blood and guts...this ones is for you. Clare Corbett did a great job narrating and managed many different characters beautifully.

A Little Too Much "Spirit"

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2019

I found this story far too over done and not a patch on the "Fight For Me" series by A. L. Jackson. There was way too much crushing and wrenching of spirits and full of over dramatisations in general. Unfortunately Andi Arndt's Narration sounded like she was drugged or something. I'm normally a big fan of Andi Arnt's but... I don't know... maybe she was trying something new.

Won't be listening to others in this series but really want more like "Fight For Me". will look into other A.L. Jackson hoping to find another gem.

The Ultimate Anti Hero

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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: 13-05-2019

Evan Smoake is the Ultimate Anti Hero! This was the best in the "The Nowhere Man"series for me, but it's hard because they're all so different with the common thread of Evan being hunted himself whilst simultaneously fighting for someone "who needs his help" . At times, far fetched in what he survives, but hey... It is a work of fiction. I loved the well thought out strategies and things (people, weapons etc.) employed to carry out his stings.

I would love Evan to be free to be with Mia and Peter somehow, but also respect his commitment to keeping them safe. Please please please make this into a TV series... I think the fight scenes would be spectacular! Such detail in the movements and fighting techniques ... sometimes I would listen again just to get a good visual! I've listened to the whole series twice now and would start it again tomorrow! Thank you Gregg Hurwitz, I will be looking for more of your work for sure!

Brilliant Narrations by Scott Brick! I will be looking for others narrated by him too!

Raw and real with beautiful botanicals

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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: 13-05-2019

This was such a well written story, a story of a small girl and her traumatic journey to adulthood told through her experiences of Australian native flowers, her knowledge of an old victorian language told through flowers handed down through her family, and a thread of domestic violence she needs to make sense of.

I just loved it, the love, the loss, the insight into Australian Indigenous Culture and beliefs. I couldn't stop listening. Beautifully narrated. Makes me want to find a book on the flower language they speak of. Need to do some research of my own now.

Great Crossfire Conclusion

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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: 09-12-2018

I love this whole series! I read it last year and couldn't stop, then listened to the whole series. I loved the addition of Jeremy Yorks voice as Gideon! great accents, and different recognisable voices of other characters. A lovely low even tone, measured and subtle.

I'm sad I've finished all five and will be looking for others by Sylvia Day and narrations by Jeremy York.

Compelling Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2018

I must admit, I bought this book mainly to listen to Colin Firth narrate; he could read the phone book and make it sound classy. I grew to love the characters and their different ways of loving and hating, and also indifference. It was a beautiful story of love and loss but also an interesting internal debate over what is in store for us when we die, god, heaven, right and wrong and the silent bargaining we as people sometimes do, justifying things to ourselves and to God, should he/she exist.

I knew fairly early of the impending ending and wished it had a more satisfactory conclusion, but that's the romantic in me and not the realist. I loved the story and would listen to the author again. I would listen to Colin Firth reading anything again and again! Enjoy!

Dramatic, Sexy and Compelling!

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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: 28-07-2018

I loved this story! After an early shock, this story became very compelling and I couldn't stop listening. Such great characters, encounters and great sexy times! this whole series would make awesome television! Definitely worth listening to all three, with book No. two "Say You Want Me" my favourite! Corrine Michaels is very clever at character development across this series... love your work Corrine! I highly recommend this series. preoccupied with cowboys now.

Cute but Predictable

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have made the love arrive much later than two weeks... a bit premature I felt. Loved the first encounter at the masquerade ball! would have liked a bit more "who is this guy" play.

If you’ve listened to books by Lauren Blakely before, how does this one compare?

Wanderlust was a wonderful story...I've listened to it twice now. A hard act to follow! I particularly enjoyed Richard Armitage! More more more of him please!!!

What does Andi Arndt and Sebastian York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

They're very good, but... they do a lot of the narration in this genre and it's hard to differentiate the characters. Sebastian Arnt sounds a little old for these 20/30 year old characters... I do like his voice though so I overlook it.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

sorry, no

Any additional comments?

Please make Wanderlust into a movie... Now that I would go see!!!