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A good Australian mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2021

It is great to hear a quality Australian mystery with lots of twists and turns. Will be reading more of Chris Hammer and enjoyed Dorje Swallow’s performance.

Diluting history

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2021

Dreadful. Given Nancy Wake’s well documented, amazing adventures and service why would you make things up? Lazy research and poor writing. The Narration, so many things annoying, but none more so than Henri Fiocca with an American accent! As for Elizabeth Debicki, very tall, thin woman playing the average height and curvy Nancy. Really you couldn’t find an actress that looked more like the character. Stop changing history, ie one of example is when she parachute into France, it is disrespectful. As if she would put all those lives a risk to apply lipstick. Yes she loved her comforts, especially her lipstick, but not a crucial moments like this when live were at stake. She is quoted as saying she asked the crew to push her out when it was time. A very big difference to made up adventure. If you want something close to reality read Peter Fitzsimions’ book which has been well researched and well written, it includes many direct source references to Nancy, her style and activities. Her story is amazing and captivating, it doesn’t deserved to be played with for the sake of lazy writing.

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Just isn’t up to the usual standard

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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: 01-01-2021

The story line just doesn’t cut it. It was dull and predictable. A huge fan of St Mary’s series this one seems forced, and not a labour of love. I am so disappointed as I was eagerly waiting the next story

Wow not what I was expecting

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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: 19-12-2020

Ollie childhood and life experience surprised me. His approach to finding his life direction had me capitvated. Thought provoking and inspirational. I also love that he.acknowledges his ghost writer, such honestly is rare.

Another great MPFM, let down by appalling narration

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

Reviewed: 19-11-2020

After such a long wait it was great to Phryne back, with another adventure.. Sady our reunion was spoilt by appalling narration. Dreadfully ”Australian” accents that strong New Zealand undertones. At times I was ubale to work out who was speaking as she character voice seemed to blend and overlap. Please do not continue with this narrator for future books. RIP Stephanie Daniels.

This series steps up a level with each new book.

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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: 17-09-2020

The twist and turns keep coming as you get drawn deeper and deeper into the case. This book brings something new, some genuinely funny moments. After binge listening I am going to go back and enjoy it all agan. A point off for Robert Glenistster, why oh why did you change the Ilsa name to Ilia! You have driven many of us crazy.

Keep them conning

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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: 13-08-2020

I wasn’t expecting another new book this year. So what a surprise. Continues with the great standard of previous books. Looking forward to more in this series. Would make a great TV Series. BBC hint hint. Narration - well Richard Armitage is superb as always. Great voice and wonderful characterisation. I swear he could read the phone book and make it compelling listening.

A solid all rounder

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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: 24-07-2020

I enjoyed the series, I like the twist with the lead. Brings some reality into the world of crime. Looking forward to more

Love it

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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: 27-02-2020

I was initially worried a new series would take away from St Mary’s, instead it complements it beautifully. Looking forward to the next time police adventure. Jodi Taylor, due to life challenges I thought I had forgotten how to laugh. You have helped me find my laugh and I smile often when I see something which is so in character for one of your great books.

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Predictable but enjoyable

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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: 22-01-2020

The plot line becomes evident early, so no surprises. Having sad that, it was still an enjoyable story with good flow and well performed.