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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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    Amazon Customer 10-21-16
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    "Love love love this book!"

    This was one of the best books I've ever listened to. The narrator had fabulous voices for all the characters and the story was very interesting. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know more even after the book ended.

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    Gary 10-18-16
    Gary 10-18-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Never read Reginald Hill before."

    And I intend to remedy that with many more novels.

    This story turned not so much on plot twists and turns, although it was very enjoyable, but on characters that I so wanted to be with that my kitchen is now Very Clean!

    The dog is pretty good, too.

    Jay Thomas

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    Winde Sullivan 10-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "keeps you driving"

    I listen to 3 or 4 books a week as I drive for work. This book had me driving aimlessly as it came to a magnificent end. I would give it 10 stars for plot and narration.

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    Anthony J Cardarelli 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration..."

    Once I finally got immersed in the background and characters I found the storyline quite enthralling. The narration was superb. I really felt the characters come alive with the particular tone and inflections of voices. I did however catch myself speaking with an English accent when taking breaks from the book!

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    John PICKERINGTON, OH, United States 10-13-16
    John PICKERINGTON, OH, United States 10-13-16 Member Since 2016

    ND John

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    "Really a Very Good Book"

    Oh what a tangled web! I enjoyed every minute of this Book! This Book is very special. I will listen again in a few week! NDJohn

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 10-13-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 10-13-16 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Good Great Average"

    This is the order of how I felt about the book as it went along. I liked the beginning, I loved some of the characters especially Wolf. I am confused about how I feel about the ending, was it satisfactory was it far fetched I am not sure. I recommended this book to a friend, but now I am not 100% sure. Some of the reviewers said it was a great book which it was but not all the way through. Do the great parts make it worth it? Yes for me it was because of the middle.

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    Lisa Norman 10-12-16
    Lisa Norman 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!!"

    What an excellent read. I was so sad when it was over. My first by Hill, will be looking for more!

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    Sherri 10-07-16
    Sherri 10-07-16
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    "Excellent story and narration!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I'd like others to experience the depth of character development and narrative.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alva because of her naiveté mixed with intellect.


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

    Unbelievable range of accents and voices bring the story to life.


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    Jonathan Hartzler 10-06-16
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    "frustrating listen"

    weird psycho analysis scattered through. stupid sex scenes. brother and sister married each other. long unnecessary descriptions. Don't bother wasting your money.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Mrs H-B
    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
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    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
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    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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