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A clever, twisted story

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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: 05-02-2017

Another great book from Michael Robotham in the Joe O'Loughlin, psychologist, series but you certainly don't need to read them in order, they each stand alone. The main character here is Marnie Logan who is in her mid-30s and a mother of two children. Her husband Daniel is missing and his large gambling debts are now Marnie's responsibility to pay but unfortunately she is unable to access his bank accounts, or life insurance as she cannot prove that he is dead. Things go from bad to worse, then bodies start turning up. Anyone who has done something wrong by Marnie ends up dying and as listeners we are flung about with twists, turns and red herrings right up until the very last page. Certainly worth listening to.

So so

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2016

It will be hard to write a review without giving any of the story away so don't expect too much from me on this one! I found it hard to listen to for multiple reasons; I didn't warm to any of the characters, the pace was slow, I felt a bit cheated about the big twist in the middle and the ending was just not credible. After reading other reviews, I am outnumbered as most people seem to have enjoyed it far more than me. I hope you are one of them too!

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I'm glad I kept listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-2016

After a couple of chapters I thought this wasn't really for me, perhaps more for teenagers but I am really glad I kept going. It seemed to be all about nerds, video games, a virtual universe and how bad the world is going to be in 2044. Then the story kicks in and the race is on to solve puzzles and quests so the good guys can find the Easter Egg before the baddies do. It is fresh and different and I enjoyed it!



Interesting and Original

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2016

This novella really got me in, I was totally intrigued by the storyline and the narrator was brilliant. I am looking forward to hearing more books by this author.

I'm not sorry I listened to this!

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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: 13-10-2016

My second book from Michael Robotham with psychologist Joe O'Loughlin hot on the trail of a nasty kidnapper. Three years ago Piper and her friend Tash went missing without a clue until a mystery body is found frozen in the lake. The book is exciting and fast paced with different people telling the story which makes it so much more interesting. I loved it and highly recommend it. Narrator Sean Barrett is brilliant.

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It helps if you're a bit warped too!

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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: 18-09-2016

When I read stories where the endings are left 'up in the air', for our own interpretation, I feel quite frustrated! This set of 11 stories have quite a few endings like that, but frustration aside I did enjoy each one. A scarecrow with more than straw inside has a beautiful bond with an abused boy, a game of poker where the winner really does take all, finding the best candidate for a very special job, and lots more. Some were short, some better than others, but when each one had finished I had to press the pause button so I could think about it. To me, that is the sign of a good story,

One of the best

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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: 18-09-2016

What would you do if you found out there was a database for sale showing the exact movements of everyday female commuters. Where they stand on the platform, which train carriage they sit in, ...just normal women taking the same route every working day. What if a man wanted to 'accidentally' meet one so he could strike up a conversation which may lead to a date? What if a subscriber always wanted to put fear into a woman? What if a deranged person wanted to rape, abuse, assault or murder someone? Would you buy this list? What if you found out you were on it?

All of these questions are put to us, as wide-eyed listeners of this terrific, believable story. The narrator is wonderful, the characters are credible and I highly recommend this thriller.

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Don't play the fishin' hole game!

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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: 11-08-2016

There were no disappointments here with the third book in the series about Detective Bill Hodges, who was once again hot on the trail of his nemesis Brady Hartsfield.
Assisted by Holly Berry - who is my favourite character - there is a real race against time to stop Brady from manipulating the minds of hundreds of teenagers.
It was exciting, fast paced and I highly recommend all three books in this trilogy. Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and this one, End of Watch.
Even though each books stands alone, you will get a much deeper insight and a richer listening experience if you read/listen to them in order, and speaking of listening, the narrator Will Patton is absolutely brilliant (as usual).

Once upon a time...

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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: 16-07-2016

This is a modern day fairy tale about Wolf Hadder (the woodcutter) and Imogene (the upper-class beauty). Wolf's fairy tale life was just that for fourteen years but then it all fell apart. He was sent to jail, confused and bitter. It starts off a bit slow and I found it hard to keep track of the different characters, but about half way it all seemed to fall into place and I then began to enjoy the book. It's a good story and I definitely recommend it.

Epic Gold

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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: 05-06-2016

In Chester's Mill, the sun is shining, birds are singing and a woodchuck, happily searching for food is suddenly chopped in half as an impenetrable dome appears around the city limits. Steven King, you are pure gold. Credible characters - some loveable, some extremely not, had me in a trance as I was swept along with them at hypersonic speed. Paul Esparza's narration was faultless and while this is a very long book, I did not tire of it at all.

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