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Anne-Marie

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  • One Good Turn

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Robin Atkin Downes
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street. Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival.

    Carrie says: "Kate Atkinson should never be abridged"
    "Abriged"
    Overall

    I did not notice that this was abridged when I downloaded it. Having just finished listening to Atkinson's wonderfully vibrant Case Histories, I couldn't believe how dull the characters in this book were and how flat the story. Then I noticed the word "abridged." I checked out the full length book on CD from my local library, downloaded it and listened. You want to know how they cut an almost 11 hour story down to 5? They take out all character development. You know, the stuff that make you care about the characters? Their history, the things that allow you to become emotionally engaged...This is a great story and the narration, both the abridged and unabridged, are spot on.

    I won't be fooled again. Avoid the abridged version like the plague.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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