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Crude and tasteless! Did not finish

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2020

I downloaded this book because it was free, but what was Audible thinking!?
This book is unnecessarily crass, crude and tasteless. I got to the point, after grimacing a few times already, where the protagonist walks in on the guy masturbating.... Seriously, why did that need to be in the book? It added nothing to the story prior to this, can’t comment on its relevance to what came next as it was at this point that I stopped listening.
I did not like what I listened to of this book. I do not get the praise awarded it.
If you’re after some small town Australian crime fiction then try Jane Harper’s The Dry, that is Australian fiction at its best.

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Great book

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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: 18-09-2019

The book is great, I really enjoyed it. The narrator is difficult to listen to... She sounds very immature and is either yelling at you or whispering so you can't hear her, very disconcerting. I don't think I heard one word Nehemia said, such a shame.

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Such a beautiful book.

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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: 18-09-2019

I really enjoyed this book, my sister recommended it and I'm so happy she did. The descriptions of life in the marshes were just beautiful. Such a lovely book to listen to.

Loved these two books, but...

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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: 30-04-2019

Omgoodness will Patrick Rothfuss please hurry up with the grand finale!! Honestly how long does it take to write a book?? Obviously I'm in love with the series and can't wait to read the last book.... Already wishing there were more than only one book to go, but I'd be in my grave before any more books would be published, probably... Just saying.

Narrator Struggle street...

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

So for the first book in this series I wrote a review about how disappointed I was that the male narrator had been changed, this book only emphasised my disappointment. I wanted to reach through my car's Bluetooth and ring the Fool's neck. I couldn't decide if it was the way he was acting in the book or the way the narrator portrayed him. His voice was so whiny and pathetic I wished half way though the book that he would die just so I would never have to listen to that voice again... UGH (Pulling hair out). I finally decided that if I was actually reading the book, rather than passively listening to it the Fool wouldn't irritate me so much, every time I had to listen to the Fool's voice I imagined myself reading it instead and tried not to want to stab my car's stereo. I wonder if my car/phone will survive the next book in the series.

So very disapointed that the Narrator was changed

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

After having made it this far into all of Robin Hobb's books and having thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them I was very looking forward to this series also. And then I read the comments about the narrators and thought to myself surely they can't be that bad...? I was wrong. Having come straight out of listening to the Tawny man trilogy narrated by Nick Taylor (whom I loved) and straight into this one I was horrified by the change in narrators. Accents were wrong, pronunciation of characters names were wrong, it was so off putting. I wondered if the narrator (Lee Maxwell-Simpson) had even listened to the previous books to get a grasp of what, we the listeners, had been experiencing previously. I really believe continuity in narrators is a must when listening to continuing series. The story was still great.

"Fantasmical"

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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: 10-11-2017

To quote the urban dictionary this book was "Fantasmical", fantastic and magical.
I am in love with J.K. Rowling's books and to add Stephen Fry into the mix = Splendiferous!
*WARNING* You won't be able to stop here though, you will have to listen to all the books in the series because they are that good!

Didn't get much work done this week

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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: 14-08-2015

Loved it, finished it in a week. Good flow to story, usually read a book and pick holes in the story, but not with this book.

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Awesomely Fabulous!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2015

This book just like the first one, did not disappoint! I almost wish I had of come across this series once all the books had been released, waiting for each next book will be tedious beyond belief, but ultimately, I'm sure, well worth it. I can't wait for the 3rd book.

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Superb! As a woman I loved the story!

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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: 21-05-2015

I was concerned initially that this book may be a little masculine for me, I wanted to know that there were women that had read this book and also reviewed it. I read all the reviews, especially the few that women had written, and I really had to search because there were only a few.

I went ahead and purchased the book anyway, still thinking that there may be too much war and fighting in it for me. And initially there was, but then it expanded, opened itself up and became a wondrous piece of writing which all the previous reviews had been telling me about.

The character development is complex and insightful, the characters grow on you and you find yourself cheering for them every time fate steps in and takes a step backwards for them.

I finished the book wanting more and am now on to the second book in the series which has opened up some of the questions unanswered in the first book.

Go on, take a chance, you won't be disappointed, you'll love it.