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Poorly narrated - not recommended.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-20

The narrator does not do these beautiful poems justice. The voice is inappropriate for classical poetry. Also, one poem per chapter does not need to be conveyed to the listener. The announcement of each chapter, followed by the title of the poem breaks up the flow from one poem to the next. The title of each poem is sufficient.

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 30-01-20

My first read of Oliver Twist, having only previously seen film and stage productions. Dickens’ character portrayal and story-telling is incomparable, and Oliver Twist is no exception. Outstanding narration by Martin Jarvis, whose gift for almost inhabiting the characters, brings each one to life, making the audiobook Oliver Twist as entertaining, if not more so, than any dramatised version of the book. Outstanding.

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Beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 16-07-19

This is a beautifully written, well-rounded account of Thomas Hardy’s life. The chronological events are skilfully interwoven with his often troubled and conflicted inner world. Excerpts from his poetry embellish the work, reminding us of the genius of one of our greatest writers.

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