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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate Francis-Hughes on 08-20-17

I'll be a lost Audible soul until Bad is released!

Would you listen to Mad again? Why?

I absolutely would. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not sure what I would call this genre, I was looking for a holiday read but this book has become a firm favourite. It demonstrated every persons inner psychopath...perhaps not on the same scale as Alvi!! I honestly could visualise every minute of this book, and would love for it to become a film.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I adored Alvina, her ability to slip in and out of the portrayal of her sister would incredible. It was great to see these psychotic attributes in a leading female - Alvi having played a particularly MAD and BAD character - a character that in my choice of books is usually played by a man.

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


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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By horaceisboris on 06-03-18

One of the best books I've ever encountered

A delightful novel; endless plot and twists, and laced with black comedy. Thoroughly enjoyable; a very talented narrator as well. I can't wait for the next two installments to come out!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By alison johns on 07-31-18

Quite good for a holiday read

Heard the author talking about this on the radio last week so thought I would give it a go. I think I was expecting something completely different!
It's quite funny in parts but in a completely predictable way, even the gory bits are comical. No surprises, no sub- plot, none of the characters are alive long enough for them to become of any interest, full of anomalies and incongruities.
However........ fun for a summer holiday read.
I won't be rushing out to get the sequel or to see the film!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Suswati on 11-07-17

Awful, I wanted to tear my hair out

I think I may be too sane or too old to have read this book. It definitely did not appeal to me. Most of the time you wish for the antagonist to meet a horrible accident or to be killed in a brutal fashion. But mostly the author's over emphasis on inner monologue becomes grating to the point it gives you a headache.

The story is over the top involving murder plots, psychopaths, sex and the mafia and completely implausible. And it all surrounds a psychopathic twin called Alvina. It's like reading a long drawn episode of Sunset Beach - beyond ridiculous and just irritating to the extreme. I persevered until the end but suffice to say I won't be reading this author's books again.

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