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A solid ghost story

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-19

Now, if you like a good ghost story, try this book. The story is ok, perhaps not perfect, but good. What makes this audiobook great is the narration - it's live, vivid and vibrant, the voice is simply fantastic and it makes you wanting for more!

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Great hints og advice

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Wanna win the cat-and-mouse game of winning online? This booklet will be your guide! It’ s filled with losds of practical hints, webpage addresses, concrete advice and tricks you can learn and use to enhance your winning chances.
A great help if you want to be the winner not only by luck, but also by sheer numbers!

It gets to you

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Chance or fate is a part of our lives – a great part. Perhaps the greatest force in the universe. David Fuentes presents you with a story where chance plays a leading role.
So you follow a single banknote in each short story. You witness when it enters the lives of the people; or rather, how the people around the banknote enter the scene of this particular bankonte-theater and how it affects the people without them even knowing it. And suddenly, you watch how the fate of their life as it unfolds before your eyes.

And as you follow the banknote, you follow each story, the people in it – you become the part of the chance universe; you - just another chance reader/listener. For you could have reached for any other book/audiobook, but something made you choose this one, right here and now. You are a part of the scene now.

The language is so alive - and the stories so strikingly crafted.
I strongly recommend "Follow the money" to be read / listened to.

During the course of the story, an observant reader/listener will be rewarded by small Easter eggs: now and then, some of the people in this kaleidoscope of event have familiar names; so thus you get acquainted with ordinary people with extraordinary names like Ben Kingsley, Winston Churchill or Tony Stark.

All in all, a good story with a good performance. Voicing of the different characters works perfectly – the accents, the dialects – and even the special effects contribute to the good experience while listening to this audiobook

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Another installment of Solomon Creed mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Way too short for a story this good!
Very atmospheric, very mystical - with the perfect muxture of beautiful words and the mood they create along with the perfection of Joseph Balderrama voice and narration.

Enchanting!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I entered the world of this book's narative with a slight precaution, as I normally find books or movies set in Japan challenging. The Japanese culture, the people, the mindset - they are all so distant, so different and so exotic, that I tend t feel alienated in this unfathomable world.
And yet I could not stop listening. The story sucked me in. The devil is in the detail - and Michael Pronko's writing provides rich detail that all make the story so vibrant that it becomes alive. I almost felt the Tokyo rain on my shoulders, I could almost smell the food (having started the book on a day when I stayed home sick, I got pretty ravenous for hot broth while "seeing and smellng" the ramen Detective Hiroshi tastes) and hear the traffic of the busy Tokyo streets.
The story is compelling with it's focus on WHY instead of WHO, as you find out who-done-it in the very first pages.
Every sentence of the book is a testament to the great attachment the author holds to Tokyo and Japan. His love to this city and this country made a bridge for my cautious - at start - enthusiasm for this story, that grew on me with each chapter.
Can't wait for Detective Hiroshi, Volume 2!

NOT what I had expected...

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

You gotta love the accent! True, at first, if unaccustomed to Aussie-talk, you’ll need to get used to it. But it sounds great and the accent accentuates the humor. Having said that, the story itself is not what I expected. To be honest, I don’t know what I expected, a traditional shark thrill perhaps...? However, this story is far more surreal – so be prepared for Outback Aussie guys at large, sharknado blowing around you and Shark Sheilas (but I’ll say no more – no spoilers!).
All in all – a surprise.

Another exhilarating ride

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Yet another Solomon Creed novel - another amthospheric journey created by the skilled wordsmith and the very competent narrator.
The only minus: the story is set in France, with many French characters. Joseph Balderrama is normally fabulous with accents and dialects, so his using British and Scottish accent for reading French people's dialoge sounds somewhat weird - but ok, you get used to that.

FANTASTIC - both the story and the narrative

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I can hardly imagine a better voice and a more perfect performance than the one Joseph Balderrama gives to the atmospheric and gripping story by the wordsmith Simon Toyne - these two compliment each other perfectly.
It's a compelling story - you get hooked and want to listen to it until the last word is uttered. And the narrator - woow. He makes the story vivid, vibrant and alive.