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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Another winner from Liz Nugent

After loving Lying in Wait, I decide to try another book by Liz Nugent and this one was just as excellent--not only the story, but also the narration. Having a different narrator for each character really makes the story come alive. This one is not a "murder mystery" but more of a psychological study. ( I wouldn't call it a "thriller" but it is riveting.) Someone on Amazon called this a "whydunnit", which is an perfect description.

Liz Nugent is the Queen of first lines--she ropes you in immediately and doesn't let you go until the last page. Her writing is clear, concise and clever. I highly recommend both this book and Lying in Wait. I've just downloaded her third (and unfortunately final book) Skin Deep. I hope she continues writing more wonderful books in the future.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I can't get enough of Harry Bosch!

My husband and I listen to Harry Bosch when ever we take a long trip. The stories are always riveting, which makes a long drive go faster. We started with some of his later books, but have now started back at the beginning, reading them in order. These books could stand alone, but it's really better to read them in order because they do refer back to things that happened in earlier stories.

Titus Welliver (who plays Harry Bosch in the Netflix series and reads the later books) is the quintessential Bosch, but Dick Hill is a very good narrator too. If you like "police procedurals" you can't go wrong with Harry Bosch.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Delightfully eerie story--Excellent narration

I'm still thinking about this book, several days after finishing it. The writing was gripping, with wonderful character development and an original plot with several unexpected twists. However, as good as the story is, the thing that sets this audiobook apart from the pack is the SUBERB narration by all three readers--absolutely flawless. Highly recommended.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I tried, I really tried!

Although this book is very well-written -- and I could listen to Alex Jennings read the phone book -- I could not get past the first part (Never Mind and Bad News) of this recording. There is not one sympathetic character that I cared to know more about. After listening to Patrick's drug-induced tirade while he was at Pierre's apartment in New York City, I just had to give up. I had pre-ordered the DVD starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but I have since canceled that--there is no way I want to spend any more time with these people--not even if Patrick is portrayed by one of my favorite actors. I know these books are "classics" but they just were not for me.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I'm hooked!

I just downloaded Shadows over the Fens, the second book in the Nikki Galena series, because I enjoyed this one so much. I take the bus to work, and I like to have a good whodunit to listen to everyday--not too convoluted to follow, with characters who are worth caring about and believable and a good story that holds my interest--oh, and a narrator who is a joy to listen to. This book meets all those requirements. I so glad to see there are at least three more in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Picks up where The Lewis Man ends

I have now listened to all three books in the series (to include The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) and each are excellent. I think it helps to listen to them in order because the relationships grow with each book. This book explains what happens after the dramatic climax of The Lewis Man.

I highly recommend the entire series--but listen to them in order or you might be lost.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Excellent series--listen to all THREE, in ORDER

I have now listened to all three books in the series (to include The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) and each are excellent. I think it helps to listen to them in order because the relationships grow with each book.

This one was my favorite of the series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Excellent series--listen to them all--IN ORDER!

I have now listened to all three books in the series (to include The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) and each are excellent. I think it helps to listen to them in order because the relationships grow with each book.

I didn't realize this was an abridged version. I would recommend listening to the entire book because it's that good.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Nowhere near as good as The Dry

The Dry was one of my favorite books when it came out. I was really looking forward to Jane Harper's latest book, but it was a real disappointment.

The bickering among the female characters was not only irritating, but it made each of them so unlikeable, you really didn't care what happened to any of them.

Not enough about Aaron Falk and Carmen, who at least have an interesting dynamic with each other.

I also found the whole hiking narrative b-o-r-i-n-g. (Yawn!) If I had been reading this instead of listening to it, I would not have made it to the end.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Another great Jane Austen mystery

If you've enjoyed the first 12 of these wonderful Jane Austen mysteries (as I have), you'll enjoy this one too. Stephanie Barron (aka Francine Matthews) captures Ms Austen's voice so well, you'll think you're reading an actual lost manuscript from the 1800s. For those of us who have read and re-read (and listened to and re-listened) to all of Jane Austen's works and were left wanting MORE--this Stephanie Barron series is a real treat.

Kate Reading narration is excellent, as always.

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