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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 40 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Headline Digital
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 9 Mar. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007IV70Y8
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Having read a few of Martina's earlier ones - and found them quite realistic and gritty, this was a real load of rubbish by comparison.
The dialogue was awful- I even attempted saying some of it out loud, to see if it sounded better - NO !The the story line was slow, repetitive and to be honest fairly unbelievable.
I had spotted the twist by a third of the way through the book.
Shake yourself up Martina - this is very poor indeed!
Hard Girls was the worst read of the lot. It was just so repetative. If I had sent this book in for appraisal it would of been thrown back at me and rightly so.
In case you haven't read this book it goes along these lines. 'The room was dark. Perhaps this is because it was night time that is was so dark. The room was even darker with no moonlight. There was no moonlight and because of this it was very dark. Inside the room was even darker though...' And so on... Total rubbish and am pleased I didn't waste my money on buying this book. It was a present, and perhaps the worst present I have ever had.
Just in case you were wondering, no, I didn't like this book at all...lol.
Unfortunately either Martina doesn't pay any attention to the opinions of her loyal fans of she has just become complacent and believes she can sell us any old rubbish.
The plot was very weak with a very obvious "twist" at the end that any idiot could see coming from page one. There was no pace and very little depth of character. Like other readers I was disappointed that the language had been cleaned up - Martina even felt the need to explain a lot of her underworld terminology which was very frustrating as anyone who reads a Martina Cole novel doesn't need it explaining and it really slowed the already very minimal action down. Like Faces and The Take, Hard Girls was very repetitive, with sentences being repeated only with a few words presumably "thesaurus"-ed and changed around. The worst thing for me though apart from the weak storyline, unsympathetic characters and lack of real grittiness was the unbelievable dialogue. It didn't sound like the kind of language you would expect between east end gangsters and prostitutes, especially not when you compare it to her earlier books and lacked any real punch. I couldn't believe in what the characters were saying and therefore I couldn't really believe in them and I wasn't actually that bothered what happened to them. Not one of them was particularly likeable and she seemed to change major aspects of a characters personality whenever it suited her.Read more ›
The plot is weak, repetative rambling about nothing. Her previous few books have fared no better. Don't waste your money on this tosh. I will never buy her books again.
A slight change of style for Martina, but sadly no improvement. It would appear that she can keep churning novels out relentlessly, as her name now seems to sell, as opposed to any talent. A great shame. She used to be fantastic.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very compelling read. Could not put it down. Well recommended.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
My first ever Martina Cole book and it will be my last. Maybe I picked the wrong book to start with by an author I was not familiar with, but this turned out to be boring,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PurplePetals
I normally enjoy Martina Cole but I found this book to be a boring, I wasn't invested in the characters and skipped past large parts of dialogue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer