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Terrible narration !!

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2020

Great story which is why I persisted in spite of the terrible narration. Voices and accents were so badly suited to the characters. Luckily this was purchased at a sale price so I put up with the narration and tried to just enjoy the story but it was difficult. Hope I don’t have to hear this narrator again with any of this series of books!

Terrible ending - waste of time reading!

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2020

The ending made me annoyed that I’d wasted my time listening to this novel. Thought John Grisham was better than this. I should have taken notice of the other poor reviews !

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Never again!

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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: 24-08-2019

Thought I’d like this as I love other Scottish detective novels but it was terrible! The way the characters spoke to one another was so unbelievable that it ruined the whole book for me. If professional police really speak like this to one another I don’t want to know about it !! I only listened to the end to find out how the storyline was resolved. Sorry I ever started listening to this book - total waste of time.

Fabulous!!

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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: 10-11-2018

Loved this book - every minute of it! Can’t wait to read more by Ann Cleeves.

Hard to finish and 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: 08-11-2018

Sad to say I didn’t enjoy this book. The story was bland - certainly not a page turner - and I struggled to finish it. This wasn’t helped by the reader as it was hard to differentiate between the characters as they all sounded the same. I had to really listen to hear a name and then work out who said what! Disappointing as I’m an Ian Rankin fan and I can’t recommend this audio book.

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Too unbelievable

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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: 21-09-2018

This was a very disappointing book. The premise on which the actions of the main criminal character were based were so gory and violent and so unlikely to occur as to make the whole book unbelievable. I wanted to stop reading many times but thought I should get to the end to be fair to the author. I’d say more but don’t want to spoil it for those who might still want to read it. Suffice to say I was left with more questions than answers and won’t be reading anything else by this author. I’m just sorry I wasted my time listening to this.

Another great book by Peter May

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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: 22-08-2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Peter May tells an excellent story with many interesting plot lines entwined in the overall story. His characters are so real - I feel that I know them! I also love that he lets the reader experience the location of the story - be it China in this book or the Isle of Lewis in another. I also love the narrator and hope that Peter Forbes continues to narrate all of Peter May's books. Can't wait to read my next Peter May book and I'll be very sad when I've read / listened to them all !!

Far too slow

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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: 21-08-2018

I gave up after 36 chapters and just skipped ahead. Even jumping 5 to 10 chapters at a time I was still able to keep up with the story!! Far far too slow. I just didn’t have the patience for the slow progression of this book. Even missing out so much of it I was able to understand the ending. Sad to say I cannot recommend this book.

Another great read

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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: 16-08-2018

I enjoyed this Peter May book. The story kept my interest all the way through. A little disappointed with the ending but not so much that I wouldn’t recommend this book. I just felt the end was too abrupt and didn’t do justice to the many threads in the story. Otherwise a great read.

Fabulous read!

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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: 05-08-2018

Loved this book and the fact that I kept guessing the wrong solution!! Also loved the historical context and learning more about a recent past period of time - 60s and 70s in Ireland. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

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