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Lucy

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Great story, excellent narration.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-31

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end (but a little less than I enjoyed its predecessor, Summer Of Night). I think I was maybe looking for a few more answers than were given. Which is fine, I'm not always looking for the neatly gift-wrapped "happy ending" and in fact often find that kind of ending boring & lazy. So I'm happy to come to my own conclusions. As usual, Dan Simmons' writing is compelling & very descriptive, without being overly wordy.

Bronson Pinchot's narration was fantastic! I must admit to being from the generation that remembers him most as "Balki" from Perfect Strangers and his performance surpassed my every expectation. He really has a wonderful voice & timbre and I would be happy to listen to many more audiobooks narrated by him.

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-29

This is one of those stories that you just don't want to end. Yes, even at 22 hours long! I was a little concerned at first because I felt that it took a while to get into the horror aspect of the story, which is what I was really looking forward to. There was a slow build to the scary stuff, with little things happening one by one, and it turned out that the writing was so good that I didn't really even notice, even when the story (near the beginning) was mainly about the friendship between the children.

I read in some of the other reviews that people were reminded of Stephen King's "It" when they listened to this story. I agree, there are some similarities. And only in a good way. For me, Dan Simmons is one of those writers who can spin a truly compelling story without using too much frilly language or overusing metaphors, similes and other linguistic tools that many times can just bog down a story and become irritating. He has an excellent vocabulary but when it comes down to it he just tells the story & keeps you enthralled the whole way through.

I have 1 hour left of the sequel to this book, A Winter Haunting, then I plan on tackling Carrion Comfort!

Couldn't finish it, too many similes!

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-12

I tried really hard to finish this book. I got about halfway through before the amount of similes that the author kept using got the best of me. I just couldn't bear another 10 hours of simile overuse. I'm pretty sure the book would be only about half the length if all of the similes were removed. The storyline itself was quite interesting, I think that's what kept me going for so long.

The narrator was wonderful though, she did such a fantastic job of all the different characters and her voice was absolutely a pleasure to listen to.

I wish that whoever edited this story had cautioned the author against the overuse of similes. It really would have made the book so much better and much more enjoyable. As it was I was just too irritated to finish it and had to return it.

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Lots of fun!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-05

I was looking for a charming British crime series and I found it! If you like Midsomer Murders you will definitely like this series. Neil Dudgeon does a really excellent job of narrating, even the American accent! Sure, some parts of the storyline are a bit improbable; I'm not sure that two civilians would actually be allowed to run around doing all the stuff that they do investigating these crimes, but what the heck? If you suspend your disbelief just a little bit you will enjoy this cozy crime series.

Enjoyed as usual!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-01

I'm loving this series! Excellent stories & characters. I do think the narrator is quite good, I only give 4 stars because I find that some of her voices sound quite similar to each other so that it's sometimes hard to tell who's speaking, but given the number of different characters, genders & accents I think she does an admirable job.

Excellent as usual!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-09-27

Still loving this series - great characters, creepy villains & compelling storylines. Even though I only gave 4 stars for the narration, I do think that the narrator does a very good job given the large number of characters she's required to narrate, both male & female. My favourite character is Professor Rory Wilkinson & I hope we see more of him in the rest of the series.

Returned it. Not bad, just wasn't for me.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-09-22

Even though it was only $4.95, I did end up returning this book for a refund. I don't think it's a bad book, but the characters were not compelling enough for me to want to continue. I really need that "can't wait to see what happens next" feeling and I just didn't get it with this book. I just didn't want to listen to every single detail of each of the characters thoughts. I guess I felt that it progressed a little too slowly for me to be that interested in it.

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Another great story about Nikki and Joseph!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-09-21

I'm really enjoying this series, and this book was no exception. I really think that the narrator does an excellent job considering the number of male and female characters with varying accents that she has to portray. The story was very exciting! I look forward to the next one.

Enjoyed it just as much as the first one!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-09-09

I'm really excited about this series! The stories have been fantastic so far, love the character development, and the narrator is very good as well. I was very happy to see that there are a lot more books for me to enjoy in this series.

Just couldn't get into it

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-09-08

I listened for a few hours but the main character was quite unlikable and I couldn't get into the storyline so I had to return this one.