"Say that again?!"
I was very disappointed with this purchase because I had to stop after ninety minutes because there were too many patches of audio I couldn't understand. I don't think this is to do with his accents, I have never experienced difficulties understanding these accents in the past, I just think parts of his reading were way too fast and too much language was incomprehensible to be enjoyable. Let down to say the least.
Review by an avid and regular listener of audio classics.
"What a magnificent story!"
What a magnificent story! This is the first time I've listened to or read any of Dumas' work, and it definitely won't be the last.
The narrator does a very good job and ensures an authentic and enjoyable listen, but the sound quality isn't the best in the world; you can sometimes hear chatting in the background and 'swishing' noises. Nevertheless, I found it excellent value for money and will recommend.
"A wonderful tale"
First things first,the narrator, Humphrey Bower, is the most talented storyteller I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
Secondly, this is without a doubt one of the most powerful and moving stories I've ever heard. Utterly compelling.
In my book Courtenay and Bower are a genius combination.
Captivating from the outset, this beautiful yet harrowing, and at times spine-tingling story is equal parts poignant and profound. And if this isn't enough, the prose is delectably peeled off the parchment by the talented narration of Stephen Hogan.
If you're looking for a fun easy-to-listen-to story and are interested in India and its myriad cultures and religions this may be for you. The narration is consistant and expressive, which makes visualisation an easy feat.
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