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Danny O'Hara

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Not bad, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Overall I quite enjoyed this. but there were a few historic/cultural mistakes (Irish fyrd!) and the Irish names were mostly mispronounced. Some Irish names & titles were OK, but there really was a need for an Irish speaker to check this. Tara, Bridget & Midhe in particular were excruciating for someone who speaks the language!

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Old classic, well read

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

I loved Slippery Jim as a character when I was a teen, and OK the style is a bit dated nowadays but still a lot of fun. Performance was great, and suited the style very well. Really enjoyed this trip back to my youth.

Hoary old fantasy

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I last read this back in the 80s as a teen, and remember quite enjoying it. Coming back to it now, it is all rather dated and too much purple prose. The author tried too hard to show off his vocabulary, the dialogue was turgid, and the characters basically ciphers. While there is a heavy-handed, slapstick humour running entwined through the ambling adventure, it became almost annoying. Was contemplating going through the rest of the trilogy, but have now lost interest.

The narrator's tone was very flat/boring (I kept falling asleep while listening) and used too many whining voices.

Pun-ishment

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Must admit that as a native English speaker who hates puns, I was a little wary of this one. Started reasonably, but then when Tim Vine appeared it degenerated rapidly. I suddenly wanted to eat my own ears as he murdered my native tongue. Suffice to say that I stopped listening; you have been warned!