Fog Island: Fog Island Trilogy, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2018 Mariette Lindstein (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 49 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||28 January 2019|
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1,186 in Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Spoiled in translationReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2019
Set in Sweden, but translated into American English with all the grammatical errors and clumsy, lazy prose of that language. It loses all Scandinavian nuances, and becomes a work a day, comic book type novel of homespun American life. If you are a British English speaker, or one of the more literary Americans, don't bother reading this. Everything good in it has been washed out, leaving a husk of a story line.
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Fascinating subject matter ruined by poor writing and editing.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2019
This could have been an addictive and fascinating novel, but it is spoilt by poor writing style and a failure to sufficiently edit. It is twice as long as it should be to tell the story. The premise is good and I’m sure the author has a good grasp of how members of cults are groomed and retained. However, what should be a gripping story arc is ruined by a clunky writing style and the continuing stating of the obvious. I did finish it as I wanted to find out if the protagonist eventually got away, but even the attempted escape narrative lacked any real sense of danger or urgency. I skipped pages in order to reduce the tedium of the protracted descriptions of the everyday activities in the cult. All in all a wasted opportunity to create a novel out of lived experience.
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An insight into Control.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2019
This was a different kind of story and I enjoyed it, It was not the book I thought it was going to be, I have noticed its a trilogy, I am not sure I would wish to read more because the book was quite long and it covered everything, a sequel could descend in annoyance. Sofia is enticed into a job on Fog Island by Franz Oswald who initially seems charming, Sofia cannot deny a slight attraction. She is soon drawn by the manor and the Island, it is soon clear that everything is not what it seems and a nightmare begins. Through the story is a backstory which reveals more about the kind of control that the cult has to offer. An interesting read not sure I would read more.
Good bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2020
This book was a recommendation and I couldn’t wait to read it. It was good at first and I loved the suspense, the build up and the creepy atmosphere of The Manor House on Fog Island. I was slightly disappointed however with the ending. Not that it didn’t wrap things up, but I just thought...meh. Would still recommend this book to others.
Brilliant readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2019
Couldn’t put the book down. Looking forward to read the 2 books that follows. Knowing that the author was a victim herself of a cult it makes you think that she is basing the story of real life experiences.