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Elie

SEVENOAKS, United Kingdom
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Captivating

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

Reviewed: 16-07-19

I loved this book. Of course the narration is good - it’s Derek Jacobi. But the story is amazing. I was gripped. It makes you reassess how we our fed our history

Assassin’s Apprentice cover art

Compelled by the story. Repelled by the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Please Harper Audio stop using this narrator. There are plenty of excellent British narrators - I’d listen to Rupert Degas read the phone directory.

I’m enjoying the story so will persevere, but this narrator is making a great tale seem like a hard slog. Will buy hard copies of the other books

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant cover art

welcome back to skullduggery's world

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

Reviewed: 25-05-15

i was bereft at the end of the last Skullduggery Pleasant and so was overjoyed to find this. These short stories are brilliant and Stephen Hogan's performance is perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell cover art

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I struggled to read this as a book - apart from anything else it's ENORMOUS so gives you arm ache quite quickly. This was the ideal way to discover a truly compelling and inventive story - congratulations to all involved.

A Feast for Crows cover art

Amazing story, frustrating narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-12

As the other reviews have said, the characters accents are all over the place (I was always puzzelled as to why Tyrian and Jamie had Welsh accents and Cercie and Tywin didn't) and now alot of them seem to have changed voices completely, so it becomes hard to keep track of who you are listening to. I'm also getting really cross because in this books the prounciation of characters names have changed. I can't remember them all at the moment but two examples are that Gilly has now become Jilly, Petyr is suddenly Peter and so on. I can only imagine what a titanic task this would be for any actor, but someone should be keeping notes as to how each character speaks (I miss Dolores Ed's stumbling voice) and how their names are prounced, it really interupts the listeners enjoyment. Can I add a plea for them to use Rupert Degas for the next book, he is AMAZING, the best I've ever listened to. I love this story it's totally engrossing, but these issues are ruining it for me and I'm not sure I'll bother with the next one.

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