The Eyewitness

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alec on 21-04-17

Top Story

A different topic covered once again in a highly effective way by Stephen Leather. Our hero is a mild mannered investigator who attacks his case with verve, meets more than his fair share of hurdles at every corner and I couldn't put it down. I was wary of a new narrator but I needn't have been: Sean was excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jholmes on 24-09-16

Challenging subject matter

I still find SL's ability to create a story fascinating.
This is a gentle slow burn, with underlying overtones of intrigue and menace. All of his stories have a twist in the tail, but even though I was looking for it "I wasn't expecting that!"
Gentle pace compared to many other of SL's book, but the tension and intrigue build steadily from the start
Running out of his books to listen too now!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian Macdonald on 03-08-15

Cracking story with good twist

Good story bit tough at times but all the better for it really, nice twist at the end slightly obvious but ok
Well worth a go

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3 out of 5 stars
By GC on 27-07-15

Sordid and Violent

What did you like best about The Eyewitness? What did you like least?

The characters were well defined and came to life but I found the whole story sordid and violent. I suspect the author had done a lot of research around the subject and I don't doubt the realism, however I found it a depressing read.

What could Stephen Leather have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't think the author could have made this book more enjoyable for me given the subject matter. It was all to real for me .

Have you listened to any of Seán Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cairne on 08-05-15

Great story

This is the 3rd Stephen Leather book I've read my first was The China Man which was also excellent.
I enjoyed the story and found the narrator easy to listen to, kept be interested right up to the last page

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5 out of 5 stars
By Resham D on 07-05-15

Fabulous

Great story and great narration. Sean Barrett is one of the best narrators out there and though this is my first book by Stephen Leather, it will not be the last.

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