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Warren Hughes

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Poorly read

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

Reviewed: 14-09-20

Possibly the most appallingly read recording I've listened to in years. Almost as if the intended audience was 8 year olds.

Well written & well read.

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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: 03-09-20

Cogent and insightful. The Secret Barrister demonstrates a wide reach and secure grasp of difficult problems. They have an enviable ability to make the complex issues accessable for those not legally trained.

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Uninventive cliche

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

Reviewed: 22-05-16

I didn't really like the narrators voice, Sadly I liked the story even less. It felt like fiction by numbers.

Just well - convoluted and uninvolved

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

Reviewed: 16-04-16

Not that keen on the performer, but the story is mechanical, convoluted, uninvolving. I just didn't care about the characters.

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Classically Good SF

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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: 26-12-15

Brilliantly read, well paced and characterised science fiction by a seminal scientist that informs so much that came afterward.

Inconsistent

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

Reviewed: 25-10-15

Some real gems, but I do not think the decision to use different voice actors for different stories is all that successful - save for chapter 4 where it works really well. In chapter 13 Jeff Harding draws you right into the story in his customary way. A shame about the narration for the Fractured Atlas sections, because I really liked story - the performances, not so much. If you've read all of the Charlie Parker novels it's worth a read on a dark winters night and your at a loose end.

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Oh the Dissappointment

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

Reviewed: 28-07-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This was a prequel of sorts - well less a prequel and more a sketching of ideas for the Bryant and May novels, perhaps if Bryant and May had actually been in it things may have been better. As it was the performance totally ruined the story for me.

How could the performance have been better?

Frankly, David Seys read this as if the audience was a group of 10 year olds. I'm not 10 and I found his style intrusive, patronising, tiring and utterly without merit. I disliked his performance so much that I will not purchase anything that he reads.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

A different performer.

Any additional comments?

I so wanted to like this story, I saw an advert for it in the Cinema in the mid '80's and I've wanted to read it ever since.