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Publisher's Summary

A dark cloud of suspicion and fear continues to hang over the town of Promise Falls.

A series of bizarre, ominously threatening incidents suggests someone is plotting to take revenge on the town. But who is the perpetrator, and revenge for what?

Now the time for threats is over. And the inhabitants are about to discover the truth, with devastating consequences.

©2016 Linwood Barclay (P)2016 Recorded Books LLC

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Why change the Narrator?

Really wrecked the series by changing the narrator. After listening to the first 2 books in quick succession- I couldn't finish this one due to the annoying change of characters voices. And the girls voices were just plain pathetic. Will try one if his earlier stand alone books.

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  • Joe
  • 07-04-2017

Guessing to the end

After the second one, this was starting to become a soap opera. Jeff Harding saved it. I have always been a fan of his and his ominous voice, when he warns some one.

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Absolutely incredible

What can I say .... Thanks linwood Barclay for yet another nail biter! Incredible read! I love everything this guy writes

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  • S. Goldberg
  • 03-03-2019

Nice reading. Nice book

This is the third book in the series. Great finale.
Linwood Barclay at its best, as usual.
Enjoyed the book and the reading was OK as well.

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  • Holiday Reader
  • 11-10-2016

A good book, kept me guessing to the end

Would you consider the audio edition of The Twenty-Three to be better than the print version?

The only thing I didn't like was Jeff Hardings' American drawl, and he was even worse doing the female voices! The previous two Promise Falls books had great narrators.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the police officer Barry Duckworth who added comedy intervals with his endless battle with cake!

What three words best describe Jeff Harding’s performance?

Annoying whining drawl

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in places, and at times exasperated as the prime suspects kept getting killed off.

Any additional comments?

The Promise Falls trilogy needs to be read in order obviously. The last book has all the answers but it still leaves it open to further books. I really enjoyed these books.

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  • J Crosse
  • 26-09-2016

brilliant!

Linwood Barclay is a genius! Jeff Harding is a great narrator. Wonderful story and a thrilling finish to a fantastic trilogy!

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  • Lorraine
  • 05-10-2016

Poor ending.

After having to wait for this the third book for an ending I found it very poor. The story was filled with lots of irrelevant content and the ending was very rushed and unfinished. Linwood has really let his readers down with this one.

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  • MargBlue72
  • 02-10-2016

I'm definitely not moving to Promise Falls!

I thought Broken Promise was okay, but really enjoyed Far From True and this third and final book in the trilogy, was for me the best. I'd definitely recommend reading or listening to the other two first though. The story has several plot lines running in tandem and I like the way he uses characters from earlier books, although I haven't read all of his earlier books. I enjoyed Jeff Harding's narration, although some of his female characters can be a little whinny. I don't want to spoil the plot, but you'll be thinking twice before drinking tap water whilst you listen to this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-2021

awful nasal ridiculous voice narrator

I've been listening to this series and most narrators have been good but this one makes me want to launch my phone. sounds a bit like a bloody cartoon voice. really grating.

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  • 100000000
  • 21-04-2021

Good story

Good story, but I contemplated not finishing several times due to the Readers tone. Found him very hard to listen to

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  • Mr Brian Rogers
  • 11-09-2017

Terrible delivery of a great story.

The narrator's staccato delivery absolutely ruined this book for us. I will look out for and avoid any book narrated by Mr Harding in future.

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  • Kamil
  • 23-04-2017

worst narrator ever.

the first two were great I don't know why the narrator had to change but some one please teach him about intonation

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  • Stephen
  • 13-10-2016

Keeps you guessing till the end.

I've 'read' all of this author's books & have never been disappointed. This book has a very intriguing plot with lots of twists and turns.

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  • DEBORAH
  • 09-10-2016

As always brilliant, first class

Excellent listen had you involved from beginning to end. Can't wait for the next instalment. Linwood Barclay can't write them quick enough!! Hurry up and write the next one!! Please 📚

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