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Too much build up not enough substance & annoying narration

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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: 26-11-2020

Narration for the main character was fine but the other characters and especially the different accents were at times cringe worthy.

The storyline was ok, on the basic side really with not enough of the right kind of detail or action for my liking. Dragged on with way too much flowery and descriptive language with overt repetitive’hints’ at connections and such and not enough substance. Most of the book was a build up and i struggled to see it through to get to the action, which was pretty basic imo too.

Main character got annoying too, she was written in to the story to be ‘good’ and selfless but to me she seemed to act more selfish and spoiled with no regard for the consequences of her actions so by the end of the book I was frustrated with her too.

All in all, not the worst but would be better by far as a 4 hour read rather than a 26 hour one

One of the best books I’ve ever 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: 28-10-2020

I loved this series. So dark, so unique, and incredibly powerful and well written. These books will stick with me for a long time I think

First disappointment in this series

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2020

Up to now I’ve loved the Callahan Brothers books, but this one just didn’t have ‘it’ for me. With the others I could look past the story being written in the same formula because there was enough meat and steam in the mix. The drama, suspense, characters and heat has been good enough for me to still enjoy the books. But this one was really lacklustre for me. Not enough substance to see past the formula and enjoy this one. At many points it just felt like one big long repetitive internal monologue. I pushed through to finish it but am really disappointed!

Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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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: 05-10-2020

This was sooo good! Hot, great performances, great storyline. First class all round!

I just can’t believe I listened before realising the rest of the series isn’t available yet. This will definitely be a binge listen on repeat when the others are available

The Guest List - Absolutely bloody brilliant!

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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: 01-09-2020

I haven’t had this good a read in a while, a truely good whodunnit with impeccable narration.

The story unfolds via character viewpoints, including the island which becomes a character in itself. The mystery builds beautifully. A Really well layered story, with great characters. It keeps you intrigued and guessing the whole way through.

All in all a really great read.

Absolutely brilliant!

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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: 13-04-2020

Great, original, engaging story with perfect narration. This book was a breath of fresh air for me

Off putting Narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-08-2016

The story was so so, a lot of parts were very child-like in my opinion where everything needed to be spelled out. Felt like I was being talked to like an idiot

Also the narrator was terrible! She may have been great for a young child's book but not for this. If I wasnt a sucker who has an unstoppable urge to get to the end of every story I start no matter how bad, i would not have been able to sit through this one.

All in all, very disappointing.