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Good story disappointed with the narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-01-20

I found the narrator quite difficult to listen to and disappointing since we have excellent readers prior to this one.

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Good story thanks

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

Reviewed: 08-12-19

I found that the narrator was not very intuitive or had not read the passages through enough to read some phrases smoothly as they should have been expressed. This happened more in some parts than in others and I was a bit disappointed.

Gripping story, appalling narration

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Another great trilogy from Mark Dawson following the rise of a new star at The Firm, Beatrix Rose’s daughter Isobella meets up with Michael Pope ‘Control’ to take on the bad guys. Sadly, unlike David Thorpe’s narration of the John Milton series, Napoleon Ryan makes a complete hash of the storytelling switching randomly between over emphasis, up and down tones and boring, monotonous dialogue causing us to cringe or laugh out loud at his efforts to make the story interesting. Please choose another narrator if Isabella returns as she surely must from this cliff hanger.

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Good story but difficult to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

I enjoyed the story as I expected. The narrator has odd prosody throughout except when speaking in a northern accent. I had not realised how the narrative style would affect my enjoyment of the book.

Music not necessary

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

I find the musical interludes annoying and diverting from the story. There does not seem to be any relationship between which music is used. Good story if a little short.

DC Plod?

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

A great story with plenty of twists and turns and excellently narrated. I can't help feeling that Max is a bit thick though; too dense to see what's coming, always getting beaten to a pulp, and a bit of a weed when it comes to the crunch. Refreshing to know that he's not an invincible hero but also surprised that he's not been promoted yet having cracked multiple crimes and shown his boss and team members up.

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Brilliant Book, split my sides throughout!!

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

Reviewed: 27-08-13

What did you like most about I've Got Your Number?

Such a funny book, I couldn't stop myself laughing out loud all the way through.

What did you like best about this story?

The scatter-brained nature of Poppy

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

Her narration was brilliant and perfectly fitted to the character of Poppy. She narrates smoothly enough to make you believe she experienced everything herself, so much better than stilted readings from other narrators who clearly can't string a sentence together.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

terrible narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-12

a great story full of the usual gripping story lines from the Francis empire. What a shame that the whole thing was spoilt by such terrible narrating! The accents were terrible, the intonation drove me to distraction. I would certainly avoid this narrator again.

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