The Torment of Others

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 10-18-17

A bit predictable

I felt this was a bit of a predictable story in some ways. The narrator still hasn't got his head around differentiating between the voices of the characters in the book - they all sound very similar and it makes picking the book up after a break very confusing (and even if you haven't had a break for that matter!!!)

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By S. Christie on 08-17-16

Enjoyed this one

I enjoyed this fourth book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, more than the previous three. I think I am getting used to the narrator, and his poor attempts at regional accents bothered me less than previously. This book has plenty of twists and turns and really keeps you guessing right up until the end. A little far fetched in places but I got past that and managed to ignore the silliest aspects which ( to me) stretched believability almost a little too far in places. Great read though. Looking forward to the fifth instalment

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Donna Payne on 06-28-16

Disappointing on a number of Levels

I found this story weak and the narration did not work for me with Mr Reichlin failing to provide reasonable accents. It would have been preferable to have true northern and north east accents but better to have none than this half way house.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Phil davis on 11-30-17

Accents

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes although its a bit longwinded

What aspect of Saul Reichlin’s performance might you have changed?

His accents are a disaster, became quite annoying.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By S. Lloyd on 08-16-17

Ruined by narrator

What made the experience of listening to The Torment of Others the most enjoyable?

The plots and story lines are great Val McDermid is an amazing author but the narrator really spoils it!! his geordie accent is atrocious and more welsh
I am really put off so am reverting to reading on my kindle now

What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?

his geordie accent is atrocious and more welsh
I am really put off so am reverting to reading on my kindle now

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 06-28-17

Brilliant story, dreadful narration

What a shame about the narration. How did anyone think it was acceptable? His attempt at accents is embarrassing. Thankfully the story is absorbing but it will make me think twice about purchasing any more books this man reads!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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