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Alan

OMAGH, United Kingdom
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won't play on my android divice

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

would love to review this but it fast forwards and I haven't been able to listen.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Super introduction to the Night Watch!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

excellent story very well read. It has heroes and dragons, with added romance and typical diskworld humour. I loved it.

A ripping good yarn.

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

Reviewed: 17-07-15

loved this story. all in the series are good and are best read in order.

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

If you could sum up Lamentation in three words, what would they be?

Ripping good yarn.

What other book might you compare Lamentation to, and why?

Wolf Hall, though it is more of a fictional thriller and less historical biography. It is set later in Henry VIII's reign but still gives a good insight into that troubled era.

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

His voice acting makes it easier to follow as each character is distinct.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Henry VIII has already executed two Queens! Will Catherine be the third?

Any additional comments?

Some other reviews give the reader a hard time. I have not listened to the other earlier books which had a different reader as I had read them in paper form, and I found the reader to be fine.

I would recommend this book but it does reference the earlier books in the series so if you haven't read those you might struggle to understand who everyone is.

Fun and educational

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I have to start by saying that I love history but I am very much an amateur and so I can't vouch for how accurate this history is. I trust the author as he is often on TV, I remember him on the BBC so I think he is reliable.



This is an easy listen. It is history as story. Schama uses the characters, Kings and others to make the history come alive. I mostly listen my audio books while driving and I had no difficulty following the narrative, something with can be a problem with non fiction books.



I was a bit disappointed that Simon Schama did not narrate the book himself as I know his voice from TV. Having said that Stephen Thorne does a very good job and is easy to listen and to follow.



This is a good book, well read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys history.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

Discworld at its best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I am a fan of discword and in particular of the "City Watch" books. Thud is a classic with all the well loved characters and a plot which kept me interested all the way through.

The narration is excellent and easy to listen to, all the characters are well drawn by Stephen Briggs.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes the Pratchett humor.