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David Abbott

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Author should not narrate this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-19

The narration for me is terrible. If you are going to narrate a book which takes part mostly in Great Britain at least get the syntax and accent for British English right! He seems to be a person that has never travelled to France, Germany or England. I bought this book to learn about the military operations, not to learn which words can be mispronounced and spelled.. He even pronounced Bagration wrongly. The only operation by the Russians that he mentioned and he got it wrong.

Excellent reporting of how things actually went.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-19

Excellent reporting of how things actually went that night at Chernobyl. You will not find better amongst the literature based on what went on a Chernobyl in 1986. I thoroughly recommend it.

Not impressed

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

I don't find this enjoyable at all. Too much skewed to women's medicine. I was expecting a more general book, so the book hold my attention very little. I would not recommend this book to anyone

Spun out for too long at the end

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

The story is fine but the prose is not very good. If you are going to use a northern accent for the narration please don't make such a mess of the American accents. Pick a person who can do a northern accent AND other accents. So, a low mark for the narration.

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Brilliant Unmissable

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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: 16-09-18

This is on of the top 15 books I have read in my whole life. Written from the heart the book is highly descriptive and I can not describe the sheer quality book. Exceptional in all ways.can't commend this highly enough, it's gripping reading. A MUST READ. A real life story for a real world.

Everything about this is great.

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

From start to finish it is superb and clears up inexactitudes in the film with Brad Davis, albeit that film being brilliant, gripping and "unputdownable", it got me through a night when otherwise I would have just laid in bed with insomnia.

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Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

What did you like most about The Worst Journey in the World?

The factual part, the emotional part, the stoic part. I have listened to this a dozen times already. It's refreshing to hear this tild by many cotributors but mainly Apsley Cherry Garrard

What did you like best about this story?

Absolutely gripping,sometimes tragic.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Shambles camp.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, because it shows the stoic attitude on Englishmen. I feel sorry for the animals though.

Any additional comments?

More people should read this.

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

What made the experience of listening to Endurance the most enjoyable?

everything, story,adventure, excitement, good narrator.The full story of Shackleton's 1914 Polar adventure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

all of it, a tragic moment is when they have to sacrifice important things

What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

classic brilliance

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

top 10 on audible

I like it

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Shelter Dogs to be better than the print version?

Good stories with an emotional slant as well. The narration was good. I loved hearing these stories about the dogs. The narration was as good as the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always have an emotional reaction top stories about dogs. I'm not the sort to laugh or cry often with audiobooks. Only with videos.

Awful, terrible

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

Reviewed: 25-04-15

Would you try another book written by Gillian White or narrated by Sue Reynolds?

This is the worst book I have ever read, and the worst narration. Don't be fooled by the title, it has nothing to do with the film of the same name. Don't be fooled by the special price, it's worth NOTHING unless you want to read a completely unbelievable and pathetic and whining narrative. Choose some other chick lit

What will your next listen be?

don't know

What didn’t you like about Sue Reynolds’s performance?

whining in places and boring in others, slow narration with over-annoying percussive consonants

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no