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Montana mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Rather slow start but became really gripping. Well worth listening to as the characters are well developed. The denouement was not expected.

Brilliant - why is Stephen Fry so talented?!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Where does Mythos rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent retelling of Greek myths. Funny and entertaining

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

His humour and diction kept me engaged. I couldn't wait to hear more.

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

No - I listened on my commute.

Any additional comments?

It doesn't seem fair for one man to be so darned clever. I know he has his demons but Stephen Fry is so talented and this showcases his brilliance.

50 people found this helpful

Makes you think

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book. It is very different in terms of subject matter and not really a love story as it appears.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Will as he seemed genuine and as his relationship with Louisa developed he seemed to develop.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I would have preferred to read the book

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

No

Any additional comments?

Narration was rather slow but I think that was partly due to the writing and unfortunately had a sort of Janet and John feel to it.

Strange, rather confused book

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

What disappointed you about The Improbability of Love?

The story seemed rather muddled with too many different elements included to make it flow well and a talking painting was bizarre plus not developed throughout the story to add anything really.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Disappointing in parts, predictable in others

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Let the plot more streamlined without all the extra bits. Some parts were not resolved.

What character would you cut from The Improbability of Love?

The additional Russian who appeared but again was not developed and several others who were not necessary.

Any additional comments?

I quite liked the main character, Annie

1 person found this helpful

Great for lovers of Paris and French history

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Paris to be better than the print version?

i have not read the book yet but thought the book was narrated well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thomas Gascon. A decent person who took a few risks yet was dependable and ultimately acted for the greater good of his comrades

What about Jane Wymark and Jonathan Keeble ’s performance did you like?

The way they ensured it was easy to follow which character they were portraying?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How badly the solicitor's daughter treated people and also when Louise was betrayed

1 person found this helpful

really engrossing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-12

a fantastic listen. the story is really well read and the plot and sub plot make this one of the best audio books i have listened to. the accents are believable, characters likeable and the scene setting really engages the listener. i look forward to more of her work and will also seek out the reader as she made the book come alive.

7 people found this helpful

Powerful,moving and engrossing

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

Reviewed: 20-06-11

I read the blurb and thought it sounded interesting. What an understatement, thsi is one of the most thought provoking, enthralling and totally moving books I have listened to. It is similar to Birdsong (as critics have compared it to) in terms of context and also power over the reader. The characters are well developed and believable. What struck me the most was the incredible amount of research the author must have undertaken to produce this book and portray the horror of war and its aftermath. I encourage you to read/listen to it.

40 people found this helpful