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Miriam Margolyes is brilliant.

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Reviewed: 29-11-18

Wonderful! Don’t let the length of this story put you off. Dickens at his finest - his characters are such a diverse and yet stereotypical collection. The wealthy, the haughty, the hopeless, the foolish, the redeemed and the irredeemable - all brought to life I. The most marvellous way by an utterly gifted narrator. Highly, highly recommended. I give this ten out of five!

Wonderful

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Reviewed: 05-06-17

Don't be put off by the mammoth play time - it's worth it. Still entirely enchanted by this series of books.

Unexpected

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Reviewed: 18-11-16

Picked this after a recommendation in my local book shop. I'm not a gamer. I hadn't realised this was a story about gaming. However, I was hooked from the beginning.

And how pertinent to be listening to this at the time of a certain election. Many deep themes here beyond the surface story. Particularly moving is the moment when Wade meets his best friend, H, in person for the first time. Oh to live in that world.

A really engaging, thought provoking book. Highly recommended for nerds, non nerds, and 80s kids alike.

Deeper than it first appears

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Reviewed: 27-10-16

A really engaging story of a bunch of nerdy mathematicians and a secret project. This was a nice shortish book, but the story was quite unexpected and thought provoking. Worth a listen :)

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I'm sobbing - again!

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Reviewed: 01-09-15

Wonderful. The story of a girl who doesn't fit in. I love Nix's strong female characters and how strength is found in the midst of weakness.

Beautifully narrated too.

As good as the first time...

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Reviewed: 02-08-15

Fabulous narration and a wonderfully compelling story. Garth Nix is a master of his art.

Still as brilliant as the first time...

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Reviewed: 17-07-15

I love Garth Nix and I love this series. Powerful young women, suspense, just a touch of grown-up ness.

Tim Curry's narration was awesome too - especially of Moggett. Well worth it - just hope the others will be made into audiobooks as well.

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 30-06-15

Loved this story! As a devoted Londoner I really enjoyed the clever use of my city to tell a tale that was unexpected but somehow entirely believable. The narration was engaging and I'm sad that it's over - looking forward to the next in the series.

"Now go and read something else"

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Reviewed: 08-06-15

Inspiring encouragement from an ordinary bloke to read more. I love the idea of the 'List of Betterment' and am inspired to go and do the same. A clever and funny review of lots of great books that we *should* have read. He's right! So off I go to 'read so trying else'!

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Quirky and addictive.

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Reviewed: 18-02-15

I bought this book as a gift am for someone else and thought I'd read it too. It wasn't at all what I was expecting! An idea that opens up a whole world of possibilities - and raises endless ethical dilemmas. Feeling a little bit sad to have finished it!