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Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-2018

I genuinely think this is better than the printed edition because The Boss is reading it AND it includes music. His story is truly remarkable but it’s his personal insights into his own being/behavior/decisions that makes this book compelling listening. It’s no surprise that this audiobook has won awards.
Thoroughly recommend.

Unstoppable

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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: 26-11-2018

Superb story, perfectly narrated. Thoroughly recommend.
The author is a seasoned crime writer. This is a stand-alone novel (for obvious reasons) and the plot is clever. Not for the fainthearted as the murder scene is extremely graphic.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

As you’d expect

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Reviewed: 19-11-2018

It’s beautifully written and read. There’s nothing startlingly new in the revelations but it’s her story and told in a cohesive way. It’s graceful and honorable. It’s as dignified as the author. I’m pleased I bought this book especially as a non-American white woman as the author’s words and message are unifying. I’d particularly recommend this book for women, and for young teenage women.

36 of 41 people found this review helpful

Worth it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Beautifully read. Well produced. Another excellent Vera story. Am looking forward to more. If you like crime fiction but without the blood guts and gore, this is for you.

A book to stay with you for 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: 12-09-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of The Luminaries to be better than the print version?

Short answer: yes. I own the book but needed the audio version for long car trips.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Luminaries?

The moment Walter Moody found Crombie Well's letters to Lauderback.

What does Mark Meadows bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Extraordinary voices of characters, intonations and drama.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were so many. The end. That last line. I felt tearful.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend. It's a long book but worth listening to and/or reading. Catton is an exquisite writer. Her plot creation is out of this world. Hard to explain but clearly it won the Mann Booker for good reason.