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hazel

Kilworthy, Ontario, Canada
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Did not want to put it down!!

I love a book that follows along one track in present time! I had read and thoroughly enjoyed "The Blood Strand" which is the first in this trilogy and this second book "The Killing Bay" has now left me avidly looking forward to the release of the third. Of particular interest is the fact that the setting for the novels is in the Faroe Islands providing cultural interest as well as a great story line. Chris Ould has definitely become my most favourite author and Matt Addis did a superb job on the narration. I wholeheartedly recommend this author's books to everyone.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-16

Great narration

Quite uncomfortable listening in many places due to the grizzly content however Damien Goodwin was a total pleasure to listen to. He is about the best narrator I have ever heard.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Boring

It would be nice to sum up this audiobook in one word...BORING! However since I need at least 15 words let me say I couldn't even finish listening to it because life is just too short.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-14

Totally fun

I had purchased several other of the "Flashman" novels quite some time ago and had almost forgotten what an amusing and fun listen they were. I was delighted to find this one and it certainly did not disappoint. David Case simply has to be the best narrator I have ever had the pleasure of listening to... Brilliant!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-14

A truly wonderful listen!

Seldom have I had the good fortune to read (listen) to such an entertaining, amusing and well written autobiography. I became acquainted with Mr. Jason's "Jack Frost" persona through watching his sterling performances on the series "A Touch of Frost" which was shown here in Canada, but otherwise, I knew little about his acting career or life. He writes about himself with great humour and humility and the descriptions of his friends, co-actors and family bring them all to life. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a really good "listen"!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-14

Superb!

Another great story by Tana French... and Steven Crossley is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. If this was not an audio book it would definitely be considered a "page turner". At one time I also had the good fortune to download and listen to another of Ms. French's books called "Faithful Place" but notice it is no longer available. Two other of her books, while listed on Audible as being in the series are also not available and I sincerely hope at some point in the near future they will be made available for purchase. She is a superb writer!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Double agents revealed

Mr. Macintyre's account of the double agents in WW11 is most interesting and well researched. Unlike "Agent Zigzag" which concentrates pretty much on one man's life and contributions to the war effort, this book is not what I would call "easy listening" by any means however. One must pay attention or soon get lost in an attempt to keep track of the many characters involved, their oddball personalities and the events they participated in. Personally I had to start the book over from the beginning several times before getting a good grasp on each individual's story but then sometimes when listening to an audio book I can get easily distracted, and other listeners may not experience the same problem.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-12

A real thriller

This audio book was interesting, moved along well and (if reading it in print) could be called a "page turner". The main characters are credible and the narration by Erik Davies is simply awesome!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-12

Just not my cup of tea

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No.. struggled to get through it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Jane Howard again?

possibly

What about Jill Balcon’s performance did you like?

clear narration and great voice inflection

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

Did not suit my taste in stories. Found it a bit trite and boring

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-12

Narrator reads too quickly

This book is of great interest historically but is difficult to digest because the narrator speaks too quickly so it requires constant reviewing

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful