The Sixth Window

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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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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

By Sir Lister on 04-26-17

Loved it!

Loved the story, the characters, the pace and the narration. I've read all the books in this series and this book was right up there with the rest. Great book!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

By dc on 10-16-17

I like Rachel Abbott but this is not her best

The narrator was fine but the story was not one of Rachel Abbott's best. I think most of the story was based on the female's character's actions because she saw something on her live in partner's computer but I don't think anybody would react the way she did and therefore it was a bit of downhill afterwards. This woman was very 'over-reactive' and this spoilt most of the story.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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23 of 27 people found this review helpful

By Mr STEVEN PEARSON on 07-11-17

I really like this series

It is easy to warm to the characters in these stories and the fact that people from the previous books pop up now and then somehow makes the tale all the more enjoyable.

On to the next one then !!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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