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Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-2021

A beautifully voiced, winding tale. Some twists you'll see coming, some will blindside you but all in a a fantastic listen.

My head hurts

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2020

So i peaked at the reviews when i was about 2/3 through this book and couldnt understand why there was anything less than praise. When i finished it i thought i understood. The second story has one of the most perplexingly bad endings ive ever read. Still, i otherwise really enjoyed it.

Its great that Pendergast in back in form

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2020

I've stuck with this series for years now. There is a definite lull in quality somewhere in the middle of the series (*cough* Diogenes *cough*) but its great to see Preston and Child are well and truly back in form. Old Bones was great and Crooked River is fantastic. Looking forward to the next one!

A fine debut and a clever thriller.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2018

The big man, Mr Stephen King himself, tweeted out high praise for The Chalk Man and it's easy to see why it would appeal to him. Whether inspired by, or purely coincidental C.J. Tudor's debut title feels quite a bit like an early King novel and, to me at least, thats not a bad thing.

The story twists and weaves and you'll have a hard time seeing whats coming next. Characters are well fleshed out and likable, at least for the most part. Eddie himself, particularly in his later years is a fantastic protagonist and is brought to life beautifully by the narrator.

All in all, i highly recommend this title.

Surprisingly a bit of fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2016

I rarely expect much from licensed stories like this but, although the narrator's protaganist voice sounded quite a buy like Maxwell Smart, i couldn't help but enjoy Pirate's Honor.
Dont expect Tolkien or R R Martin and youve got a fun little book.

Absolutly Chilling

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Reviewed: 12-11-2015

There hasn't been many moments as a bookophile that i have broken out in goosebumps but i certainly did during 'The Troop'. If Chuck Palahniuk wrote Lord of the Flies after watching 'Cabin Fever' you might come close to what Nick Cutter achieved here. Outstanding.