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I'm not generally into the crime/thrillers/mystery genre, but a friend recommended this book so I decided to check it out. When I did, the summary sounded interesting and the audible sample drew me in immediately, so I bought it. I'm very glad I did!
The story was compelling and the writing was brilliant - had a fresh quality to it and was so evocative; the author is obviously very observant. One of the reasons I tend not to read in this genre is that I feel there are pitfalls that tend to come up again and again that wreck the plausibility of a lot of stories - things like the characters doing stupid things in order to advance the plot - I was very happy when listening to this to find whenever I worried this would happen, it didn't!
On the narration front, I was also super impressed. All three of the narrators were superb and I will be looking to see what else they've done. I listen to a lot of books and am really picky about narrators so I'm amazed to have found one book with three that I found faultless (this is pretty much unheard of in my world ;)
All in all, definitely recommend this book if you're into this genre at all and also if you're not but are willing to give it a go.
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Where does Dear Amy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Amongst the top 10
What other book might you compare Dear Amy to, and why?
Quite a few others. Books need to keep me guessing and not be predictable.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
Absolutely splendid from Helen Baxendale. Faultless delivery. She picked up every nuance of the storyline and didn't miss a beat. Rare in an audio book reader unless the reader is the actual writer.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Indeed. I was so sad for Amy.
Any additional comments?
I defiinately look for this author again and for books read by Helen Baxendale.
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