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boring and predictable

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

Surprisingly boring for a Stephen King book, also amazingly predictable. Not one of his best.

Doesnt do well as an audiobook

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

I love reading, but macular degeneration has robbed me of this pleasure. My husband and i have always shared reading tastes, and he raved about this book was nd i couldnt wait to listen to my copy on Audible. Sadly, although its well performed, its a complicated book and unlike with visual reading, its not easy to reread a paragraph which one feels important enough to reread, or to remind oneself of a character. I didnt finish it, it was too much like hard work! I might give it another try later.

Entertaining, intellectual, eye-opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

This great book is definitely a re-reader! Im a great fan of Trevor Noah, both online and TV, and thought i would know most of this story, but his narration and ability to spin a tale is equally as entertaining as seeing him on a screen, and so much more absorbing and informative. I fell in love with Trevor's mother through these pages! One of those books you dont want to finish....... Ever!

A real 'page turner'!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-2019

I rarely become so engrossed in an audiobook that I resent the interruption of family, but this is one such book. Some of the combat scenes were lengthy and a bit hard to follow in audio, but Mr Bray's lovely voice kept me mesmerised and attentive. Can't wait to start the next!

Riveting page turner!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

I enjoyed the book until the very end, I felt the conclusion was too unbelievable. Well performed though.

Terrible!

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-2017

The last chapter totally spoiled it for me! Until then quite an intriguing page-turner! Unfortunately the ending has made it totally forgettable

A Deeply Moving Fable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-2017

I listened to this audio book in one sitting after my grandson (age 11) had been given it to read at school and was very distressed by it. I grew up in Germany post WWll, with my father being in the British Army and occupying there, wives and families were accommodated there too. My father had been one of the original troops who liberated Bergen-Belsen, and at age 8, I overheard his distress and anger, and observed his out-of-character anger towards the German population at the time. So this book was a poignant reminder of my own loss of innocence at that dreadful time in history.

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