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Couldn't finish it, too many similes!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Lots of fun!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Another great story about Nikki and Joseph!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 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.

Great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-07

I really enjoyed the story! I had just had to keep listening to find out what happened in the end. I did guess one of the twists but most of them were a mystery right up until they were revealed. The narrator was quite good, a few of the female voices sounded a bit similar but I certainly enjoyed the narration all the same.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Loved it just like the first one!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-02

Great story from beginning to end. Excellent narrator - she does all the voices, even the male ones, really well. I can hardly wait for more books in this series!