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Dwiver

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I hate the music!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-20

Beautiful collection of poems, wonderfully read.
However, between every poem there’s a couple of seconds of horrible synthesiser music. Some of the performers are quiet, so I’ll turn the sound up, only to get blasted by Derrick on a Yamaha 2000 with a groovy salsa backing track, pounding out his interpretation of green sleeves. Frustratingly awful.

Great book poor sound quality

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I love the disc world books, I’ve read them all and listened to most. This is another great story but I was disappointed with the sound quality of the recording. I think it’s been recorded from an old set of audio cassettes.

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Great characters

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

This is a simple story without huge twists and turns which makes it easier to empathise with the main characters. It’s very enjoyable and the narrator brings the characters to life with a brilliant reading.

Interesting and well read

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

Reviewed: 15-07-18

Really enjoyed this book. The subject was fascinating and the author tied all of the arguments to genuine research. The narrator was brilliant. The narrator really drew me in and was a really good choice.

2 people found this helpful

Disappointed with narration

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I think the idea of leading people through the history of London through various stories is really good. I learned a lot and it was good to relate modern features of London to history.

My only reservation was the narration. When a character was speaking or thinking the narrator used an intense whisper that became increasingly annoying. I didn’t finish the book because I couldn’t listen to it anymore.

I will try again because the story was good and I found it really interesting.

7 people found this helpful

Legendary

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

Everyone who loves the fantasy genre knows the name Druss. About two years ago I emailed audible to see if they would record the David Gemmell's books. I got a reply to say that they had no plans to. I was disappointed but it did get me thinking about who would read them and how vital a good narrator would be. This performance is everything I had hoped for and only enhances an already great story. I would strongly recommend this audio book to anyone who loves fantasy.

2 people found this helpful

Funny, moving and brilliantly read.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

I have listened to this book a few times now and every time I come back to it, I enjoy it. The characters are brilliantly written and read which means they are totally engrossing and believable.

Not sure... about this series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

This is without doubt an epic fantasy. It's huge and contains twists and turns, various characters, magic and everything you could expect from fantasy. The narration was excellent and I have no complaints and listened to all of the books. However, in my opinion, I wonder if the author has tried to do too much. There's just too much fantasy and not enough substance. Which, I felt, made it difficult to have a relationship with the characters.

A different view

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-16

I found this book very interesting, not only because of the cultural difference but it describes a completely different type of warfare from the normal d-day story. The book describes, in horrific detail, the challenges of defensive warfare. How it felt to be on the receiving end of the allied advance. But I believe the book struck a beautiful balance between describing a terrible battle without moral judgement.

6 people found this helpful

Political history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

The book is well read, easy to follow and gives a considered recent history of Isis. I was looking for a little bit more about personal experiences and the book doesn't really deal with Isis on a personal level. This comment does not detract, in anyway, from a well read and riveting account.

1 person found this helpful