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JD BARKER continues hot offer his finest

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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: 02-01-2021

The 3rd in the series . . . . readers should read the series in order and without to big of a time gap between offerings to enjoy the unfolding of Barkers offering. Unfortunately readers had to wait tooooo long for the third offering in this series. Barker takes the reader into the mind of his characters. I was fascinated and surprised by my own feelings for the characters some of whom were relatable, hideous, unforgettable and even seriously psychopathic. With so many psychological thrillers to choose on Audible from I can highly recommend this series to listeners.

Interesting story with a lot to offer.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2021

I quite enjoyed this Audible. It was quite a lengthy story there were a lot of different parts to it a lot of subplots going on within the actual story so if you’re going to choose this title you had to find the space to pay attention. I’m really interested in this writer Anna Romer and I think I’m going to seek out some more of her titles.

High expectations. . . . . . different reality.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2021

I had really high expectations for this offering, having loved The Dry. However I found many of the characters to be boring, unbelievable and people I wouldn’t even want to be friends with. At times melodramatic other times just quite simple this town was full of people that played out like uneducated country hicks. I didn’t find the story particularly engaging and I kept waiting for it to get interesting however it never did. This is not a title I can recommend to fellow listeners.

Slow and misreable

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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: 29-10-2020

I can not understand why the main character held on to her pain for 50 years. Honestly, to live that long just being stuck is too silly for me. Sure, a nice story that goes nowhere, but just not worth the 9 hours I'll never get back .

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Interesting Australian story

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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: 24-08-2020

I quite liked this Audible. There were a number of storyline’s that eventually all converged to a nice, tidy, timely ending. A country town, residents misplaced, forgotten and getting on . . . . Like life I guess. The characters were believable and easy to identify with. Neither rushed or overly verbose, Sarah Bailey is an author I would read again. Loved the narration on this one. I would recommend this title.

A little bit long, but overall very enjoyable.

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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: 24-08-2020

I believe this would make a great movie. Undercover cop, missing seasonal workers, Tasmanian interior, handsome alpha male . . . What’s not screeching entertainment about that? This offering was a touch too long, and it had me wondering when we were going to get to the end. But, overall very enjoyable. The characters were likeable, the setting unique and the plot interesting. The narration on this one was superb. I highly recommend this title.

Original fast paced story

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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: 30-06-2020

I really enjoyed this Audible. The story moved along quite quickly, had plenty of twists that made sense and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I would absolutely recommend this title, I’m off to see what else this author has to offer.

Very long, drawn out story with many parts.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2020

Honestly I was surprised this was on the NYtimes best sellers list. The story is long at 20 hours, it jumps all over the place, though that doesn’t really affect comprehension. At the end of the day though, the story just wasn’t that interesting. The overtly Jewish characters, both their dialogue and narration were annoying and too stereotyped for me, in fact quite cringe worthy. I also think the use of the term ‘split personality’ was quite ridiculous. This is not a title I would recommend.

Original story is a treat

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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: 23-02-2020

Well I was not expecting that. This is an original story that has some great twists and turns I wasn’t expecting. It was a relief to not so easily work out the ending. But the book rolled along at a beautiful pace the narration was absolutely fantastic. The characters were likeable some not so. I could not recommend this title highly enough; enjoy.

I’ve had more fun watching paint dry

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

Reviewed: 13-02-2020

I’m sure there is a great story in there, if the editor could just eliminate 30,000 unnecessary words. I listened to 14 chapters then starred jumping ahead because it was turning into Groundhog Day. I returned this Audible.

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