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Brilliant story bringing history to life

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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: 07-11-2020

I was a bit hesitant to listen to a story about “building a cathedral”. This is so much more. Years ago I read Ken Follett’s Eye of the Needle which I thoroughly enjoyed but was somewhat daunted by the sheer size of this book. A truly wonderful story. Highly recommended

Good story but lacked something

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2020

The narration was really good I did find my mind wandering off a bit in the story. Good but not as good as Scrublands.

A brilliant, intriguing truly Australian story

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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: 16-08-2020

Loved it from the very beginning to the end. Bring on more.! Quite a complex plot but kept me guessing until the end. Well done ! Highly recommended.

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Great Plot. Excellent story. Shame about the Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2020

Brilliant story. All of the Jack Reacher stories are great but this would fit about 3rd place in my estimation and I have heard them all. Jeff Harding is by far the best narrator. This narrator had terrible voice interpretation. Especially the female voices. Still. A great yarn. Well worth the listen. I have heard it twice now.

A Beautiful Biography

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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: 01-04-2020

I found this (classic) to be very real and warm story. The description of Australian life in the early years of the 20th Century is very colourful A thoroughly enjoyable story. Highly recommended.

Gets better with age

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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: 29-11-2019

I first read this book in 1972. I loved it then. I saw the movie which was very faithful to the book. I have just listened to thus audio book some 47 years later and it’s is every but as good as my original read. Well done Mario Puzo! Well read Joe Mantegna and congratulations to Audible for the production. Some stories never age!

Lee Child just keeps getting better

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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: 02-11-2019

Jack Reacher v Organised Crime. Jack Reacher hooks up with a beautiful girl. Jack Reacher cleans up and moves anonymously out of town. One would think that this formula might wear a bit thin after a while. Not at all! This book (book24) is every bit as good as its predecessors. Well done Lee Child. Extremely well read Jeff Harding!

Great Story. Small problem with narration

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2019

I have always been fascinated by the life of Banjo who was a first cousin of my grandmother. I have lived and worked in most of the locations. I loved the story. One small criticism. The narrator mispronounced nearly every Australian location mentioned in the book.

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Takes a while to get to the point

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

There is no end to the evil that money can buy. In this story Reacher returns to a town where he believes his father grew up. The listener is left guessing for almost three quarters of the story before everything starts to make sense. Not my all time favourite Lee Child story. I still think the early ones like The Killing Floor and Trip Wire are hard to beat.

Clifton Chronicles Revisited

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2018

I have to say that there are not a lot of original ideas in this story. I have been. Jeffrey Archer fan for more than 30 years. To be honest, if you have read / listened to the Clifton Chronicles this story seems like an abridged version. If you have not read all of Archer’s previous works, this would be a great story.

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