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Felt Padded

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

Reviewed: 29-11-19

Great narrative performance as ever by Jonathan Keeble. The story, however, long anticipated as it has been... felt a little reminiscent of that Harry Potter last book they split into 2 parts for movie.... padded out with action descriptors that seemed aimed at filling time rather than moving the story forward. Shame... I hope the next returns the story and the characters to the heart of it instead of the action..

Far from his best

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

I’m quite a fan of Iggulden. However, this one is weak compared with his other output. I find it annoying to invest in principal characters that change, and move about. Plot line ultimately goes nowhere. The narrator performance is average seeming like it was the first time he was reading the story. Characterisation was weak and often it was difficult to know who was saying what during conversations. All of this is unusual in other Iggulden books.. disappointing.

Blessed reading is like a warm bear hug.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Panther in My Kitchen to be better than the print version?

Absolutely. It feels like Brian is around the same fireplace as you just leaning forwards and taking you through his book. Absolutely Fantastic narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Panther in My Kitchen?

So many, hilarious exploits with his German Shepherd, and extreme sadness of some of the family losses. All brimming with optimism and joy right the way through.

What does Brian Blessed and Hildegard Neil bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He and she lived the experience. His voice recalls all of the emotion of the events beautifully. It really feels like you are with them being taken through their adventures by hand.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Adventures with animal friends and companions

Any additional comments?

The first audible that I was moved enough to write a review... brilliant.

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