The Sixth Window

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lulu M on 05-01-17

Good story, bad narration

I enjoyed the story, kept me gripped & Tom Douglas is a likeable character. The narrator almost spoilt it for me. The voice is too slow and the 'male' voices not good. I also found the hysterical teenage voices really irritating. It helped for me to increase the speed to 1.25 level.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Clare Thomas on 05-20-17

Rachel Abbott does it again!!!

Yet another fantastic story from Rachel Abbott. This has you gripped and want to keep listening more and more. I hope there is a sequel to this book as I'd like to hear more....first chapter starts a bit odd and I did wonder what I was about to listen to however once that's done it's fabulous. Wish I could forget the story so I could listen again!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 04-20-17

Abbott's Best Yet?

The Sixth Window is appropriately the sixth installment in the DCI Tom Douglas series and for me this series is simply getting better and better. Abbott is obviously far from the only writer producing these very human and grounded thrillers but she's an important author for me because she opened my eyes to them. I had always enjoyed more action-packed books but these offer something I find just as exciting in a more subtle fashion.

Once again without any great body count or extremely violent scenes Abbott has shown her craft in weaving personal relationships with serious crime. In the early parts of the book I did wonder if she had lost her touch a little, the story developing appeared a bit too obvious. But as the book progressed and new layers and twists were introduced I stopped guessing and just let those twists lead me where they would to an ending which I found very satisfying but which doesn't quite seem to finish the entire story. It actually feels set up in a way reminiscent of how Stranger Child paved the way for Nowhere Child. Time will tell on that one.

The narration from Rachel Atkins is spot on and I very much enjoyed her performance throughout.

To sum it up this is a story from a writer who is finely honing her craft and who is capable of engendering tension and excitement in her readers in a subtle and intelligent fashion. Using very contemporary themes that are made harrowing through emotion and commentary rather than gory description. Whether this really is the best in the series in all aspects may be questionable but I do believe that it's the one I have most enjoyed.

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25 of 30 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Camilla on 04-24-17

Not quite as good as Rachel's previous books

Overall I did enjoy this audiobook, however, I kept waiting for a twist that took ages to come, and then wasn't very exciting. The narration was as good as ever, and Rachel Abbot built the main characters well. I just didn't find myself staying awake in anticipation of what was going to happen.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By ROSECLAS on 07-12-17

Worth a listen

Its was a good listen, good story.
Maybe bit fat fetched in places but on the whole good

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jo on 05-02-17


Really enjoyed this book as I did the previous ones in the series! My only criticism would be the narrator who although perfectly acceptable is not the same as the previous book and it's quite off putting hearing the same characters but with a different voice!!

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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