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Once again, I was not able to put this book down.
brilliantly written and narrated
What did you love best about Close Your Eyes?
Evolution of the main characters
What did you like best about this story?
Michael has a genius for depth of character, plot and conclusion
What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?
Again Sean is champion I google audio books that he narrates and select from there.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Very easily but I life gets in my way
Any additional comments?
This whole series is wonderfully written and read. The characters are real, believable and I can't help but feel I reside a little
in each one. Bravo again.
Any additional comments?
What can I say without revealing anything? As usual Sean Barrett narrated the story with empathy and brilliance - a remarkable performance. I usually listen while walking the dog and I was aware about half way through the book that I had stopped and was staring into space; not quite believing what I was hearing. I have read/listened to thousands of books and I am not sure that any of them affected me emotionally as much as this particular one. I have read better or cleverer literature with cunning plots or profound messages but this hit me hard. In fact it was so good that I waited until I had a quiet half hour alone in the house before listening to the end. Wow! Michael Robotham has surpassed himself with this one.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
This was a super 'edge of the seat' book, I really enjoyed it - I do like Joe, I know he is rather melancholic, but not irritatingly so. He is so real in the way he deals with things and his logic and crime solving are realistic rather than some of the leaps of faith one reads in some novels.
The writing was excellent - red herrings galore, and a good plot well executed.
My only niggle, is that there were TWO personal narratives, one was Joe's and the other - the killer's, but I could not always tell immediately when the killer cut in. However - I soon got the hang of it and I didn't see the ending or the killer coming.
Sean Barrett is brilliant - as ever!. I read this in just over a day, just couldn't put it down.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Well read. This is the second book of MR's read by Sean Barrett that I have listened to - they make a great combination. Michael knows how to write a gripping yarn with a great balance between the real story line, description and the human side of things. The one annoying part towards the end was how 'sloppy' Joe was in letting Charlie go off by herself a few times and how 'sloppy' his friend the ex cop was in watching Charlie at the nursing home.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I'd forgotten how beautifully Michael Robotham writes. Great exploration of the motivations behind evil set against the complex personal relationship of the main character. A very satisfying and suspenseful read. Thank you Mr Robotham for spending that time to write it.