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This is more a review of the narration rather than the book - I know the book will be good, I'm a big Slider fan, however I could not listen to the narration. I really tried. I gave it 30 minutes and then gave up - it felt too much like work, and I usually LOVE British narrators. To me the voice just did not fit the story, I kept having to hit replay because I couldn't understand the words, and the narrator sounded as if he had breathing problems - I'm sorry, I would much rather have loved it!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Like the initial reviewer, this is more a review of the reader. This may be a brilliant book but the reader is horrible. I gave the book an hour and a half before I could no longer stand it. The problem? He's so old fashioned and narrates the book as if it is Jane Austin. This is a modern day crime novel and I felt as if I was in the Victorian age. Oh well, lesson learned, I shall be avoiding this reader from now on and I suggest others do the same. Unless it is a classic novel, he'd be ok with those.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
After a while away from the crime and thriller genre, this was a welcome return to the fold. An attractive teenager from West London has been murdered and the story unravels of her having got caught up with a wrong 'un from an estate, a group of posh party people, an over-bearing father and a cast of characters to suit. It's well written, there's a fair bit of detail of the area, some gritty reality about casual drug taking and it carries on at a good pace with enough red herrings to keep you entertained. The only negatives are that the narrator hasn't got a London accent so it does seem a bit strange that everyone sounds like they're out of Heartbeat rather than The Bill and there are a few procedural details around tracking phone calls that are a bit out of date, which is surprising given how current some of the urban/street themes are.
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