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A thumping good read / listen

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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: 03-07-15

Arthur Darrell is a gifted narrator and brings an exciting Dr Who story to full life.

Two of the loveliest stories ever written

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

These stories should be required reading for both children and adults. Beautifully simple morality tales on the nature of Love

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Freebie for publicity, not that interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

I have little patience for this sort of infomercial and would far prefer it if actors kept their trade secrets to themselves.

A perfect marriage of narrator and story

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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: 10-06-15

I love the voices that Adjoa Andoh supplies for these books. the best audio books are read by actors who perform them.

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Narrator's voice is too accurate!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-13

This is a splendid story. However, I think I was spoilt for narration of Christopher Brookmyre's novels when I downloaded Quite Ugly One Morning, read by David Tennant in a variety of splendid Scottish accents. The trouble with "Attack", for me, is that the female narration is too, too accurately a depiction of a white middle-class WASP, firmly south of the border and altogether too full of herself. Jilly Bond does a superb job - and her voice grates horribly on me. I'll go back to enjoying this book in paperback, where I can't hear her character so clearly!

Heart-warming and heart-rending in equal measure

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-11

This is a fantastic listen, a story told entirely by the 10-year old narrator, innocently revealing the ruin of his family in incidental details as he tells you about his daily life. I defy anybody to listen to the last 40 minutes or so without bursting into tears at some point. I think I heard the whole thing inside 24 hours, and would not be surprised if some people manage it in one sitting. It is totally compulsive and utterly realistic, without dragging the listener down. A must-buy.

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Stunning - terrific story, very well read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-09

A classic Doctor Who story set in Earth's past with added alien threat. If I had to choose I might just make this my favourite Who audiobook ever - Catherine Tate is as consummately skilled as David Tennant at portraying various characters with different voices, but probably what makes this one stand out is that she herself is narrating a story that is framed from Donna's perspective. Plus - it's a cracker! Make this your next download, you won't regret it.

3 people found this helpful