- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 633 KB
- Print Length: 239 pages
- Publisher: Ravensgold Books; First edition (18 Jun. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008CS1FGA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #771,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Testing of Archie Rathbone Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I was thinking this book reminded me of the humour of Tom Holt with his Portable Door series of books.
Since it introduces a bit of magic, you really didn't know where this story was going, but it kept me interested to find out.
In summary, I rather liked it and would certainly recommend it.
It's a great story, bit bonkers at times, but it comes together really well, there's action, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, humour - yes lots of humour - I especially loved the bit at the solicitors - romance, intrigue, and a plot that, at times, I did sit back and wonder what on earth was going to happen next. I found it hard to put down too cos, well, I really needed to know how it was going to play out.
The characters were great, written well and nicely fleshed out. I always gauge the characterisation by how much emotion they evoke from me. Did I care about them, did I hate them, did I cheer when they got their comeuppance? A hearty yes for the main players in this story.
Basically in a nutshell, I had a great time reading this book - a good few hours away from the trials and tribulations of life. I'll certainly keep my eye open for more from Mr Hunter.
My fourteen year old daughter is now reading this book and we are all eagerly awaiting the publication of Alex Hunter's next novel!
Meanwhile, Emma Trout, ex-girlfriend to the recently disappeared Mr. Rathbone, is searching for clues to help her and explain the incredibly unexplainable circumstances in which her former partner has somehow managed to vanish from the face of the Earth.....and who ARE Messrs. Bolt, Upright and Clench?
In his debut novel, Alex Hunter has produced an intriguing and very surprising fantasy page turner, with a writing style similar to that of Susan Hill, and a subtle and dry sense of humour throughout that makes for very entertaining reading.
As a 16-year-old, I found `The Testing of Archie Rathbone' to be incredibly page-turning, with a very comfortable and flowing plot, and a beautifully intelligent style of writing that makes each page turned feel complete and perfected.
In summary, this is one enjoyable ebook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was not my usual choice but having said that the storyline with its wizardry,humour,mystery and fantasy kept me reading to the end. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2015 by Muriel Audrey Everitt
It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did it was great. It all comes together at the end, but you'll still wonder what happened! Read morePublished on 19 July 2013 by K Magee
This was a really fun read, full of strange but brilliant ideas.
Archie wakes up on a desert island, and sets about trying to understand how and why he is there. Read more
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