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Dr. Colin F. Bindloss

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A gem of a book.

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Reviewed: 02-01-2021

A gentle and moving story with a sharp point enclosed in a touchingly empathetic sheath.

Bush hike to hell.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-2019

This should put you off team building exercises for ever. A clever version of the closed room mystery with modern internet twists set in claustrophobic wet and dark settiing. A sharp contrast to the drought stricken first book .

Sci fi at its best!

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Reviewed: 07-03-2019

Great fun. Brilliantly read. Didn't want it to finish! Looking forward eagerly to the next in the series.

Long live dragons!

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Reviewed: 03-01-2019

A delightful fantasy aimed at children but a pleasure for even an aged adult such as myself. David Tennant's reading is spot on and his singing an added joy!

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A gem.

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Reviewed: 18-11-2016

This is a delight, well read and not, as you might expect, the rousing tale of the ruling Raj but a much more sympathetic appreciation of the tapestry of peoples that made up the India of the late nineteenth century. How much has changed I don't know but the descriptions of places and people seem to be remarkably true even now. The reader brings out the characters and their different ethnic and religious backgrounds wonderfully well - better than when you read it yourself - and particularly expresses the humour of many of the exchanges between the strong personalities involved. The Great Game was never so entertaining, I'm sure, but how exciting Kipling makes it sound! By the end Kim does seem to be a Friend to all the World.

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sad to say the reading ruins this delightful book

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-10-2016

I love this book set in North Devon where my family holidayed each summer in the1950s. Unfortunately the reader mispronounces so many of the words that it irritated me so much that I changed to a different version altogether. For instance 'combe' rhymes with doom not home, mostly 'row' in this story matches cow and now rather than low and the word precis has a silent 's. The accents are a very pod mix - M'turk should be Irish and the local characters ought to have the burred soft West Country accent as often used by Monty Python to portray country yokels.

An English Matthew Reilly.

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Reviewed: 30-05-2016

Fast paced thriller with lots of technical detail about weapons and fighting. The hero survives against all odds. Overall quite similar to Reilly's style - action and speed that doesn't let up. Suspect the following books will be much the same as Victor's skills are all focused on his professional career. You have to listen to the end to find out how all the stands get tied off and the reading is great - the hint of accent telling you which strand of story each chapter is based around.