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Callow absolutely nails it with his performance.

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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: 26-09-19

That's what it is - a performance. Simon Callow impressively and successfully brought all of the novel's characters to life with his voice. He portrayed every emotion, every up, every down, every hesitation, every passionate moment, every twitch, every sigh ever uttered by the characters to perfection. His narration and his voice acting was top notch from the first word to the last, keeping you well engaged in the story throughout.

The novel itself is of course a timeless classic. Keeps you riveted to your stereo to the very end. I've caught myself at times parked in the driveway unable to leave the car because I just wanted to know what happens next. Classic Dickens genius in every scene, dialogue, conflict and reflection. An absolute must-listen.

Book is great but narration is poor.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-19

The narrator left plenty to be desired in his style. His flow is poor and at times found it hard to stay focused. He pauses where he shouldn't and keeps going where he should pause. Not the best narration. The book itself is brilliant.

Shows all aspects of Victoria life

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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: 30-01-19

A beautiful book that puts you in the shoes of the worker, the rising middle class and the aristocracy of Victorian Britain. You will learn about Victorian culture, economics, literature, technology and even war. You get a new understanding and appreciation of Victoria and her realm with this book.

Classic Dawkins beauty.

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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: 14-12-18

Great book. Written for a younger audience or one less versed in science. Beautifully explains the fundamentals of what is real and what is not. Would make a great gift for an older child or a younger teen as an introduction to critical thinking and scientific literacy. Wholeheartedly recommend the book and the audiobook version.

Wonderful book, mediocre narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

As expected of a Tom Holland book, this was a masterpiece. The narrator however ruined it for me. He seemed to get almost every single foreign word's pronunciation horribly wrong. I think narrators should first research their books before narrating them.