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Kicking myself for not starting sooner!

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

Reviewed: 2020-05-25

I had this book on my Audible shelf for YEARS without listening. Don't be like me! If you love fantasy, amazing magical systems and a few dashes of political intrigue: this is the book for you.

Brendan Fraser carries this

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-04-28

This book has middle book syndrome: it tears apart the nice ending that Inkheart left with and leaves you hanging so you have to delve into the third book or be left on a cliffhanger. For the length of this book, not enough happens to satisfy me and I found myself getting bored. The only thing that held my attention was the amazing performance given by Brendan Fraser. I wish he narrated more books, because he does an amazing job at it.

My Interest Waned

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

Reviewed: 2020-01-20

The first two parts of the story were very interesting, but I found myself getting bored by the personal narrative of part 3. I didn't find the conclusion satisfying or the author involvement really relevant. As for the audiobook, the narrator was ok but once he started doing accents, he lost me. I wish he hadn't done any and just kept to his own voice.

Christopher Lee carries the Story

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

Reviewed: 2019-12-17

This audiobook took a few runs to finish. I ended up reading physically along with listening. It helped me understand the names & places better, but the narration also helped me continue reading when I got bored of the text. Neither book or audiobook alone would have made it to completion for me without the other.

I Really Appreciated the Audio Production Quality

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

Reviewed: 2019-10-24

I've seen a lot of reviews here about the varying narration: sometimes there is a full cast and most of the time it is a single narrator doing everyone's voices. I found that I appreciated both and understood they can't do a full cast for a 21 hour book, and that a scene that has a full cast is important to the plot. Sometimes the sound of wind, ominous tones, etc came up during a narration and it really gripped me as to what was happening at the time.

I really really enjoyed this audiobook and I'll definitely be continuing with the series.

A rich world I want to know more about...

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-02

I first read this in paper format, but enjoyed it so much more with the audiobook. Tim Curry does an excellent job and I've already moved on to Lirael. He could read me the phone book.

A Perfect Narrator

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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: 2019-05-27

I based my decision to get this version of P&P based on whose voice for Mrs. Bennet was the least annoying. The change between character voices is way less jarring and more soothing this way.

Attention Riveting

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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: 2019-04-22

Sometimes, I get a bit bored while listening to audiobooks. This really didn't happen at all during my time with 'Tomorrow' by Damien Dibben. A beautiful narrative over the long life of a dog and his owner, but not as ordinary as any mortal's life.

A Good Fairytale Spin

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-01

I really enjoyed the world building of 'Cinder', although sometimes the character decisions are a little bit dumb. Overall, I'm excited for the series and I'll definitely keep listening.

A Great Bedtime Story

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-19

This narrator was just perfect for reading the story. I did find myself listening at 1.25 and 1.5 speed because it was a little slow, but I still found the story engrossing.