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one bed, one bath, one extra dimension & a monster

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2019

Nate is in need of somewhere affordable to live, a girlfriend, and a life purpose when he hears from about the Kavach Building. A bargain to rent, friendly neighbours, and a possible portable to another universe. I really liked this book. The characters were engaging and I enjoyed their banter, there was a mystery, potentially some danger, and I enjoyed the style of writing. I love the idea of old buildings having history and a mystery, I'm disappointed that my 1 year old building probably doesnt have a hidden dimension in the attic. I have seen some references to this book being a horror and unless you're very easily scared I would say it is more scifi/fantasy than horror. My only criticism is that the last part of the book seemed to be wrapped up fairly quickly without any explanation, but I will continue with the series and hopefully learn more of this crazy universe

another classic from jasper fford

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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: 01-07-2019

I absolutely love Jasper Fforde and I love this book. Every time I reread his books I always pick up on something I hadn't before, they're so clever and funny. The only problem is that I have been waiting for the next book to learn more about Eddie and Jane's plans for what feels like an age! Who do I have send down to the Well of Lost Plots to get a sequel?!

boring as bat poo

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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: 04-03-2019

oh my gosh, if I could give this negative stars I would. the narrator is so slow and slow bad I had to almpst double the speed for her to dmsound normal. At normal speed she sounded like she was trying to convey something very simple to a naughty and stupid child. The book itself shouldn't be in true crime it should be wherever they stick Christian books. Rawson has little insight into her father's behaviour and focuses a lot of the book on how normal their family is. thiugh she describes her father as a pressure cooker she never says what happens when he explodes, he is never abusive- oh except for the two times he tried to strangle her brother. I feel like there probably were behaviors that weren't normal that she just doesnt want to focus on. So much of the book is focused on Rawson and her family, there is such a me me me vibe, between the narrator and this selfish attitude I just couldn't finish it. I really didnt want to waste s few more hours to hear how she eventually forgives her father (cos I'm sure she will) even though it isnt her place and he doesnt deserve it. If you want to learn how a woman finds God on a camping trip this is the book for you, if you wanted any kind of real insight into how people live with a serial killer for 30 years look elsewhere.

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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: 04-02-2019

loved this book, it was so entertaining and surprisingly oddball. I doubt the subject matter would be for everyone but I'm not easily put off by serial killers. Narrator was awesome

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brilliant as always

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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: 07-01-2019

Kobna Holdbrook-smith's performance was brilliant as always, I could listen to that man read the phone book.

cringeworthy

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2019

The story itself is obviously a classic and the narrator wasn't awful but the music which I had been excited about was horrendous. It was distracting and annoying, I started to fast forward through the music but in the end just gave up and returned the book.

slow but good

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

the narrator was slow and required speeding up. story was good but could have used more editing, there were pacing issues through the book.

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ruined by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 25-08-2018

I love this book and wanted to reread before the next in the series came out so though I would try the audible version. The narrator is so awful it ruins the story completely. The accents are terrible, I wonder if they had ever spoken to an English person in their life. Miss Peregrine's voice is the worse but honestly they are all pretty bad - so bad I have bothered to leave a review when normally I wouldn't worry about it. Read the physical copy or wait for another narration.