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A Real Twister of a story

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

Reviewed: 29-12-19

I listened to this book as I was having withdrawal pains from Steven Pacey’s voice. I found it intriguing and the other reviewers are right about the unexpected plot twists, there were a couple of times towards the last third of the book where I found myself open jawed.
My only criticism would be that two of the main protagonists had similar voices and forgo a while it was difficult to differentiate between them. However that would be down to the audio director and Steven Pacey , as usual gave a stellar performance. I thoroughly recommend this titile.

Narrator acts rather than narrates <br />

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

Reviewed: 15-12-19

I really wanted to enjoy this book by Tom Holland which is so well researched and written,but the narrator overacts! Returned book.

6 people found this helpful

i dont belueve the story

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

Reviewed: 16-08-19

princess's family knew about her writing. there was a flimsy explanation in book 1 and I got the following books expecting to hear how her family reacted to her writing. I think these books are partly from.various sources and partly fiction. They didnt even go to the trouble of finding someone from that part of the world to narrate. I dont think the American voice over added any authenticity to the books. Not to criticise her, I blame the casting for that. The whole thing is more like historical fiction and just does not ring true. I'm returning these books, disappointed but the writer had a clever idea and capitalised on it.

2 people found this helpful

I dont believe this is true.

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

Reviewed: 16-08-19

princess's family knew about her writing. there was a flimsy explanation in book 1 and I got the following books expecting to hear how her family reacted to her writing. I think these books are partly from.various sources and partly fiction. They didnt even go to the trouble of finding someone from that part of the world to narrate. I dont think the American voice over added any authenticity to the books. Not to criticise her, I blame the casting for that. The whole thing is more like historical fiction and just does not ring true. I'm returning these books, disappointed but the writer had a clever idea and capitalised on it.

1 person found this helpful

I dont believe it.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-19

I cant get my head round the fact that this princess's family knew about her writing. there was a flimsy explanation in book 1 and I got the following books expecting to hear how her family reacted to her writing. I think these books are partly from.various sources and partly fiction. They didnt even go to the trouble of finding someone from that part of the world to narrate. I dont think the American voice over added any authenticity to the books. Not to criticise her, I blame the casting for that. The whole thing is more like historical fiction and just does not ring true. I'm returning these books, disappointed but the writer had a clever idea and capitalised on it.

2 people found this helpful

FANTASTIC!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

This book is a masterclass.of storytelling. there was barely a word ket alone a sentence that I did not enjoy. The way the narratotion was beautifully done and j can't wait to buy the next book. Mad me laugh cry and go through 3very emotion in between.

Deeply engrossing and wonderfully narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

I already have the hard copy of this book which I read several years ago. I'm a great fan of Lady Antonia Fraser's work having read Henry the eighth and Mary Queen of Scott's. Her obvious passion for research and her prose are wonderful
I was deeply moved by the injustice Marie Antoinette suffered . This was a fantastically written and beautifully narrated book.
I saw a review that statedthe narrator spoke too quickly, I did not find this to be the case but i wanted to savour every word and listenend at x 0.95 rather x1.00.