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White Peak, Australia
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2018

Brilliant author & best narrator

Stuart MacBride is so entertaining. You actually know his characters so well. They absolutely come to life especially with Steve Worsley narrating. My life grinds to a stand still with every new MacBride book. I just have to stop and listen. It’s impossible not to become engrossed. Always a treat. Bring on the next one

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2018

Very Unexpected

Excellent story, lots of unexpected turns. Characters who you could really engage with. Brilliant rendition by Richard Armitage. Can’t wait to listen to the next in the series

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2018

Good Disturbing Listen

Not sure about this. I was riveted but more because most of the characters were not really likeable. They were disturbing. Well written as always by Peter James but very unsettling. The decent people seemed to make a rapid exit and I was left with a feeling of hopelessness. Keen to hear others thoughts

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2018

Peter May at his Best

If you loved the Lewis Trilogy this beautiful story will not disappoint. It is difficult to describe the beauty of May’s writing. His words are so evocative that you can almost taste and smell the islands, and you can certainly feel the grief that Niamh is experiencing and the descriptions of the landscape, weather, characters, buildings - everything is just faultless. Flashbacks to the characters as they grew up gave a perfect background to the story and their stories were so warmly told that you almost felt you had grown up with them. Perhaps I am biased but I do think Peter May is a master of his craft and ‘I’ll Keep You Safe’ for me is definitely on par with The Lewis Trilogy. An absolute treat to hear, the narrators are brilliant. I just got lost in it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

Enjoyable Listen Brilliant Narrator

Whilst I enjoyed this listen it certainly wasn’t riveting. You know very early on what the ‘twist’ is going to be even though you don’t have the finer details. The ending felt very rushed as if the writer had had enough and just wanted to wrap it all up in an Agatha Christie type final explanation. Enjoyable for a lazy Sunday but not the psychologicsl thriller it had promised to be.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

Another Winner

Good story, plenty of humour and all delivered perfectly by Steve Worsley who manages to bring every character to life. I attracted a few strange looks from passing motorists because I was alone in my car laughing until I cried at some of the dialogue. Cannot wait for the next MacBride offering.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2017

Enjoyable Audiobook Don't Like this Reader

Enjoyable audiobook. Plenty of interesting characters but I personally can't get engrossed due to the reader's style. I find it monotonous and robotic. Her insistence on pronouncing 'a' as in 'a cat' as 'ay' makes the conversations very stiff and more like a lecturer trying to emphasize points. Eg read the following aloud 'if we had ay car we could get ay map and go to ay park for ay picnic'. It just doesn't sound natural. For me it ruins the story because it annoys me as I find it very noticeable and it detracts from the content

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

Good Audiobook Awful Narrator

Good story but difficult to enjoy the reading. The narrator has an atrocious robotic style lacking expression. I won't buy the next in the series if it is read by the same person. It made it hard going

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2017

Very Disappointing

This book is described as a psychological thriller but I disagree. The killer was obvious from the beginning. The 'widow' is a weak insipid character who is pathetic because of her husband but remains pathetic after he is dead. Sad characters who it seems can't do anything to improve their lives. I stayed with it until the end thinking that there must be a huge twist coming but alas - nothing. This audiobook left me feeling quite dejected.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-2017

Nesbo Hole Classic

So worth the wait. Harry Hole fans will not be dissapointed and Sean Barrett is such a talented reader. Every character is well defined and his rendition of Nesbo's words brings every facet of this book to life. It's so easy to visualise everything which at times can be quite disturbing. Be prepared to find yourself stopped in your tracks engrossed in the narrative. Took me twice as long to do my housework last weekend as I found myself just sitting or standing - engrossed.

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