Fog Island: Fog Island Trilogy, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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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118,418 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
980 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
1,049 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
1,148 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.
Fascinating story about controlReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 February 2019
Told from the perspective of the narrator about the evolution of a cult and how the walls close and people become trapped. You would imagine that only children could be manipulated in this way not educated adults. Enjoyed it, and have just realised it's a trilogy so more to look forward to from this author.
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