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J Smith

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Enjoyable start to the series!

I enjoyed the story and id be keen to find out what happens in the rest of the books; adventure and magic, what’s not to like!?
I would have preferred to have experienced the battles rather than just be told they happened, but every book can’t have epic fights I guess.
I’ve listened to Rebecca before and I noticed she had a tinny, almost echoey recording sound which fit well with the other books, but I found it a little distracting in a fantasy setting and it made me feel a little anxious even during the laid back parts of the story.
All in all, a good story with good potential and well read by the narrator.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Good story!

I didn’t find this story as haunting as some of Dona’s other releases, so felt a little disappointed, but it’s still a good story and worth a read!
I think my biggest issue was not gelling with the narrator; he reads it perfectly well, but not ‘getting’ a narrator is hard with a short story as you don’t get enough time to find their rhythm.
I wouldn’t hesitate to listen to other Dona books though and will continue to look out for her! :)
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Terrifying!

This is the second book I’ve listened too by Dona, and I’m not sure my nerves can take anymore!!
The story leaves you feeling disturbed and scared in equal measure and Caroline does all the characters justice!
Just be thankful it’s a short story, as I’m not sure I could make it through a longer one! Lol.
On that note, I’m already looking forward to Dona’s next release, sign me up!! :)
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

What’s next!?

A great adventure that’s left me waiting for more. Well paced, well written with enough action and sass to keep you interested the whole way through!
Can’t fault the narrator at all, he clearly defines each character, leaving no confusion as to who’s who and am looking forward to hearing more from both Robert and Josh! I especially like the use of sound effects when having phone conversations etc, very well done!
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-18

Piqued my interest

Definitely enough to make me want to finish the series and find out what happens next.
A good story with plenty of intrigue and twists and turns!
Dennis is definitely a good reader and I enjoyed listening to the story but found his characters didn’t vary much from each other, so was sometimes confused as to who was speaking and was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a hint of Russian accent used despite all characters being Russian. This wouldn’t stop me from listening to him again though.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

A great end to the trilogy

I can’t fault this trilogy except to point out the fact that there aren’t any more yet!
This series is definitely a re-reader for me and it has enough to keep me coming back time and time again!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Great!

Just like the first book, I loved it. It’s perfectly paced and read and I just love the inner monologues the characters do! I hope Angus keeps the coming!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

My new favourite series!

Yes, I think I’ve found my new favourite series, expressed by giving it a very rare 5/5/5!!
The story is brilliant, full of adventure, mystery, villains, heroes, anti-heroes and a sprinkling of magic whilst still retaining a completely believable, almost factual outlook too it!
It’s gritty and gory just the way I like it, but some of the one liners and inner monologues have had me laughing out loud!
The narrator does an excellent job with the reading and characters and keeps an excellent pace, suited perfectly to the situations in the book!
Already tucking into book 2 and dreading coming to the end of the series... definitely a re-listen in the near future!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Awesome!

Didn’t quite know what to expect having 2 narrators, but it works really well! I’m so glad I took the chance!
As for the story, it’s truly gripping, intense and pretty darn terrifying at times!
It does slow down a little in the middle with the ‘getting to know people’ part but I’m raring to go on the next book, I can’t wait!!
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Brilliant

Excellent story and brilliantly read!
I can’t really pick any faults with it and will definitely be listening to it again.

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