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Denis Ives

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Well presented, but faded......

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

Reviewed: 10-09-2020

Good basic plot, fairly absorbing but ending was dragged out too much. Last one third didn’t work well for me. Just faded into unlikely complexity.

Meandering and voice presentation not appealing.

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

Reviewed: 30-06-2020

About 3/4 of this story is just aimless filling, not offset by contrived twists in the final 1/4. The plot seemed to have many holes. I thought the presenter’s voice did not fit the lead character very well. Overall a bit disappointing.

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Far fetched and ponderous

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2020

Far fetched even by usual Reacher standards. Too much repetitive description of the thinking processes and related actions. Very ponderous, made worse by the reading style. If Reacher’s brain and action was as slow as the writing and reading styles, he would have been dead at about page 10.....I finished it but it was a struggle.

Hardly up to adult standard

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2019

Disappointing, came over as if written for Girls Own Anthology. Accentuated by the reader. Too many keepers, blighters etc. Could have been made more serious.

Great story with Cold War twists

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

Reviewed: 23-06-2019

Great plot and narrative. Thought the presentation was excellent. Skimmed a book re Philby at the same time. Saw how the story developed. Highly recommended .

Great contemporary thriller story.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-2019

Good plot but action a bit slow at times. Some good insights into refugee and terrorist issues. Interesting characters. Thought Paul Samson sounded much too British for a former Lebanese refugee.