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Maria Dolores

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Wonderful, heartwarming story

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Reviewed: 2020-03-28

I loved everything about this novel: the characters, the dialogues, the narrator’s musings and descriptions, and the perfect pacing of the storyline, which is as plausible as real life but feels like a fairytale. Do read this.

Gripping and suspenseful

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Reviewed: 2020-03-09

Great story, and great narration. I very much enjoyed this novel and listened to it almost non stop over two days.

Wasn’t sure at first but...

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Reviewed: 2020-03-03

I loved this story, what a ride. Beautifully drawn , imperfect but relatable characters. Excellent performances by the three readers, especially Mr Thornburn who truly brings Henry to life.

Best procedural, best character studies

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Reviewed: 2020-02-16

I loved listening to this, my first Grainger novel. Have already purchased the first DCI Smith and will undoubtedly listen to them all. After an initial surprise, I now very much enjoy Mr. Jackson’s engaging narrating style.

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Great story, excellent narrator

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Reviewed: 2020-01-06

I love Peter May’s Lewis trilogy. Mr Forbes makes it all come alive. Truly enjoyable reading.

Long but rewarding story

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Reviewed: 2019-10-08

An interesting slice of history, well told. However it might’ve been a better novel with a hundred fewer pages.

Loved this story!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-05

Funny and thought-provoking. Great performance by Weiner. This novel has remained fresh and modern through the years. recommend it!

Extraordinary writing and reading

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Reviewed: 2019-07-17

I have not enjoyed a novel this much in a while. The story itself is interesting but it is the manner in which the author tells it that makes this novel so captivating. Very original writing indeed. We follow the narrative deep into the psychology and emotions of the characters and their interactions. The situations are at once stifling and absurd. At times I cringed, at others I laughed out loud, and I always felt I was right in there with the narrator, thanks to Ms Brennan’s remarkable reading performance.

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Entertaining

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Reviewed: 2019-07-08

I enjoyed this trip down McCammon’s memory lane. Good writing as usual, many interesting details woven together and reappearing here and there. There is even suspense as the different threads unwind towards the end.

Great story, great performance

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Reviewed: 2019-05-29

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and shall find another by the same author right away.