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A story going nowhere...

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-20

So, after listening to this audiobook for 5 hours and waiting for something to happen, I've given up. It's a story going nowhere and is more a test of your resolve to endure than anything else. Not even Dion Graham's rather good narration can save this story. Save your money and time and look elsewhere.

Great story telling...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-20

Ellis Peters stories of the sleuthing medieval monk are addictive. I only wish Stephen Thorne had narrated more of the series because for me he is the best of the Cadfael narrators.

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-20

After a promising start in "Blood of Elves" this book came as a disappointment. The main problem is that there is very little movement in the story and most of the book is taken up with endless conversations that go nowhere and don't add anything to the storyline. Not even Peter Kenny's wonderful narration can rescue of such a boring novel.

A good start...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-20

Sapkowski makes a good start with this first novel in The Witcher saga. Unfortunately that all comes to an end in book 2 "The Time of Contempt" so you might rethink whether or not you want to invest time and money in the series. Please see my review for that audio book. Peter Kenny's narration is marvellous. What a versatile vocal talent. Believable women's voices, accents, different characterizations - he can do it all.

the story continues...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-13

This novel continues the adventures of our Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart. The story picks up where the first novel left off as Sally shows her prowess as both a business woman and sleuth. Anton Lesser again brings to life all the characters with his wonderful narration.

Wonderful story telling...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-13

This novel is Philip Pullman's introduction to the Sally Lockhart Mysteries. His Victorian heroine is more than just a pretty face as she shows her mettle in what was then very much a man's world. Anton Lesser breathes life into the story with his wonderful narration.

High Adventure!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-12

Nobody does high adventure like Wilbur Smith. A riveting story of larger than life characters. The richness of Ben Onwukwe's voice and the quality of his narration is pure delight.

Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-12

I think this book suffered for being an abridged version. The story was quite complicated and really needed the room to unfold. Also, David Warner's narration could have been better. There is a rich quality to his voice but he didn't have the vocal flexibility required to give the characters personality.

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-12

Wonderful storytelling and world building by Garth Nix. As in the previous books, Mogget and The Disreputable Dog have all the best lines. Tim Curry brings the characters to life with his excellent narration.

Enchanting!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-12

An enchanting fantasy about political intrigue in the royal court of an elfin/goblin emperor. Versatile narration by Kyle McCarley, giving all the characters their own personality.