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The Woodcutter Audiobook

The Woodcutter

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Publisher's Summary

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

©2010 Reginald Hill (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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    Bill San Francisco, CA, United States 10-06-16
    Bill San Francisco, CA, United States 10-06-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrific story & narration."

    A wonderful audiobook. The narrator is perfect for this rich, warm and complex novel. A+.

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    A. Coffman MUSCATINE, IA, US 10-06-16
    A. Coffman MUSCATINE, IA, US 10-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "a very engaging book"

    I listen to a lot of audio books and this one was engaging I want to keep listening till I was finished and it was very engaging from start to finish

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    Paula 10-05-16
    Paula 10-05-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story, great narrator!"

    I NEVER listen to a book twice, but I may come back to this again. First book I have read by Hill. The narrator is so talented. unfortunately I could not stop listening and was late to work the next day. What the hell, it is as far as I walk on the wild side. Sad, isn't it?

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    T. Johnson Minnesota 10-03-16
    T. Johnson Minnesota 10-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Read! Highly recommended!"

    Couldn't put the book down because the narrator was so great at keeping the story alive.

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    Hilda 10-03-16
    Hilda 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "quite an enjoyable read"

    I found myself transfixed while listening. Great story. Equally great narrating. I would highly recommend.

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    julia herbst 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "audio book junkie"

    I will be listening to more of this author. the book wnded and now I miss the characters.

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    Deborah Garcia Phoenix, AZ United States 09-30-16
    Deborah Garcia Phoenix, AZ United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing page turner!"

    Wow! Once in a while you run into a book that is so engrossing you can't put it down - 'The Woodcutter' is one of these rare gems. The writing style was absorbing & thoughtful. The plot twists are devious and intriguing- spend the credit get this book! You will not be disappointed

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    J. Fisher Pawleys Island, SC 09-28-16
    J. Fisher Pawleys Island, SC 09-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Almost didn't buy this book"

    A story of hate and revenge, of child porn and fraud, of deceit and lust....but,alas, I did. And am I ever glad that I did!! The narration was superb! The story wound round and round, in and out, and ended with a delightful climax! I don't read books twice. But this may be an exception!!

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    Elizabeth Kelley 09-28-16
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    "loved it!"

    a complex and intelligent mystery. not completely realistic, but engaging and had a few surprises.

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    AVA s DAD 09-26-16
    AVA s DAD 09-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "GREAT"

    Wonderful , GREAT book I did not expect the ending loved the twist and turns . Wood it was unexpected and fun .

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  • Miss W.
    9/11/15
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    "Brilliant!!"

    Great story, a must read and also the best narration I've ever heard on an audio book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Velile Nare
    9/7/15
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    "Phenomenal listen thanks to Jonathan Keeble"

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Woodcutter. all the better due to the narrator Jonathan Keeble

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Has
    8/26/15
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    "fantastic!"

    I loved everything about this book, the story and narration were brilliant. gripping to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Sanford-Wood
    8/24/15
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    "Great tale of revenge and twisted loyalties"

    This is my first Reginald Hill book, and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

    There are points when the plot stretches credulity, but only ever stretches it. The author takes care to try and help you along at those points. He makes an effort to ease the path for you to stay with him, and his respect for you as a reader should be repaid.

    The writing style is easy, and certainly helped by Jonathan Keeble's narration that simply keeps the whole thing flowing along, while the author takes great care to ensure that you empathise with the main character from the start. In that way the injustice begins to feel personal.

    The twist in the tail of the plot is also well concealed.

    Well worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • stylo
    8/10/15
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    "Entertaining"
    If you’ve listened to books by Reginald Hill before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first Reginald Hill book I have listened to, but probably not the last!


    What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brings the characters to life!


    Was The Woodcutter worth the listening time?

    Definitely


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Impy
    8/2/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Wasn't sure what to expect as this is my first Reginald Hill book but glad I did. Great story, narrator voice was spot on, story held you throughout. Give a try you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mammy2
    7/27/15
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    "Outstanding read"

    Beautifully read by the narrator, a great storyline from beginning to end. Couldn't wait for the finish but at the same time didn't want it to end. I would recommend to everyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D
    7/25/15
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    "really good yarn worth something of an anti hero"

    great narration, fun characters. you really feel for poor old Wolf. this one kept me gripped and guessing pretty much to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rhoda
    7/22/15
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    "Excellent story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book, interesting plot with a twist. The main characters were warm and easy to empathise with.


    What other book might you compare The Woodcutter to, and why?

    Other books by Reginald Hill. He has interesting ideas and unusual plots.


    What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

    easy to listen to, put emotion and mood into his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i won't spoil the story but i loved the twist.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J Z A
    UK
    7/21/15
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    "Stunning"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Woodcutter to be better than the print version?

    The dramatisation was excellent so yes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woodcutter?

    When Wolf faced prison


    What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He drew you along


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both.


    Any additional comments?

    Like all great works of fiction it took you to some surprising places

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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