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  • The Merlin Conspiracy

  • Trick or Treason
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The story is narrated by two very different teenagers, who each inhabit two extraordinarily different worlds. Arianrhod Hyde's world (or Roddy, as she prefers to be called) is very much the world of magic, pageantry and ritual. Not unlike Britain in King Arthur's Day, Roddy is daughter of two Court Wizards and therefore part of the King's Progress, travelling round the Islands of Blest and ready to take part in whatever ritual or ceremony is required, as it occurs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Isn't this recording is Abridged NOT unabridged?

  • By Fes on 10-05-13

Always loved the story, narrators great but..

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The main issue with this, is the fact that it is abridged. There's just a fair amount missing that leaves parts clunky and left me waiting for the parts I remember. I enjoyed the performances but I felt the parts missing. I just wished there was a full version.