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SaskGal

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so happy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-01-14

As I said with the first audio book, Game of Kings, I read the set of six back in the 80's and 90's, borrowing them from the local library. I loved the story so much that I ended up purchasing the set of six. I lent them to a friend and she ended up, after reading them, purchasing a set for herself and her brother in Africa. I still have the books. I have read the stories 20 plus times. When I first read the books I realized I needed to leave Checkmate to read last, so that there was no "spoiler". After reading Checkmate I had to re-read the set to see if I could pick up any hints as to the final outcome - I was stunned when I came to the final outcome. Hearing the books has been a delight for me. It has also brought the story to life more - except the one spot when his heart stops for a heartbeat - I think I would have liked to have had local sound at that time - there are no spoken words in this scene - and when his heart misses a beat - the sound could have stopped - and then started up again when his heart started again - just as mine did when I first read that line. My plans are in the near future is to listen to the books while I read along with the spoken words. I am going to so pamper myself.

Funny and tragic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-17

The life of one of the men was truly tragic. No one would want to walk in his shoes.

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Waited a long time for the audio

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-07

I read this series - The Lymond Chronicles - back in 1980 and 1990 - lots of times. Ended up buying the series and after letting a friend read my books, she bought a set for herself and her brother. Now I can listen to these extraordinary stories. . I recommend that no-one reads/listens to the last book until they have read/listened to the other 5 books first.. Even then I re-read the whole series - totally captured my attention and imagination.