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Worth your time and money

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

Reviewed: 11-08-20

Glad to have discovered Reginald Hill and his detective team. Well written, a good mystery, solved with no artificial heroics. No crudeness.

The narrator Jonathan Keeble was excellent. Great intonation, accents, changing voices.

Disappointing denouement

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

Reviewed: 02-07-20

It's a fast-spaced thriller. Good to occupy oneself during a work commute. Just wish the guilty party had been some other character than the one Ms Ware fixed on.

NOT a good whodunnit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-20

This book is not for the serious courtroom afficionado. Too predictable. The narrator was alright, pleasant baritone.

Silly, inconsistent story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-20

The protagonist, Sugar, showed such promise I'm the first half of the book. Sensitive, intelligent, bold, kind. During the second half, she appears to have lost these traits and is just another helpless woman, used & abused by men; accepting her sad fate of being discarded like an old shoe. The revenge she takes does not make sense.

Faber's writing left much to be desired. It is mere bland narration of the events in Sugar's life.

All in all, I wish I had not bought this silly book

A great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-19

A well-crafted book that is elevated by Jot Davies narration. Would love to listen to more books read by Jot Davies

Vikas Adam's narration was SUPERB.

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

Reviewed: 19-05-19

The narration by Vikas Adam was excellent and riveting. if it weren't for that, I would have given up within the first quarter of the book. A minor quibble about the narration - words beginning with 'w' were pronounced as 'v', to indicate that the character is speaking a native language. This kind of grated on the ears a bit.

The storyline and plot of the book itself was somewhat contrived and lacked depth. It read like a stupid romance with a few wars thrown in.