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UTTERLY BORING STORY & NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 26-05-20

So disappointed with this book, we have returned it for a refund.
The boring storyline is not helped by the monotoned narrator who
sounds fed up like she is reading a never ending shopping list. After half an hour we could no longer stand listening to this as it became irritating.

Dissapointing & Predictable With Usual Battering’s & Withholdings

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-20

So disappointed as I waited years to buy this only for it to be a huge let down. Robin just would not hold back and let the world belittle him and his family nor allow them to rough him up as this story boringly and outlandish continuously does, it leaves you reeling with frustration, unlike the three part ‘Scarlet City’ that is exceptional and we all loved it. I have bought the full three parts of this story but it will take a lot of patience along with achey itchy bone feelings of frustration to continue. Delete Return & Refund is what I will be doing.

BRILLIANT HENRY JAMES

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

Reviewed: 16-01-20

But Emma Thomson can NOT read this type of storyline. I am shocked and let down by her weak performance. There is no depth no power to her speech and no “fear nor horror” in her voice that is needed for this type of book to show what it is all about, she is bland and uninteresting. I have heard The Turn of The Screw read by both men & women who are not as famous as Emma who truly bring out the haunting atmosphere this type of book needs. I will be returning this for refund for she makes it boring and i have read this book and watched the film many times and it is brilliant. As for the reviewer who says this is read in Old English like Shakespeare, Unbelievable! They obviously do not know English and have never read Shakespeare nor heard it at a theatre.

WONDERFUL TRUE VICTORIAN HORROR STORIES

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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: 16-01-20

Very pleased I bought this audiobook. Quite entertaining - sorry for all of the victims that I gain enjoyment at your horrific expense but that is life! You can verify all of these true life stories on Wikipedia and nothing in here is left out. So Be Prepared!
How sad that so many actors died the same way! What an era! Did not expect to like this genre very much, but I did for it is fascinating to learn about how people were in that time. I feel for the majority of the poor victims and thankful that I have my life and none of theirs!

PUTRID BANAL UNFUNNY

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

Reviewed: 15-01-20

How did this man become a millionaire, he is not at all funny!
This is typical banal Fry un funny un interesting clap trap! Thought we would give him a chance seeing as it is at least 7 hours long - but after 2 hours we needed entertaining and wanted some fun, a laugh,
NEVER AGAIN! This will be returned with pleasure.

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A GREAT COLLECTION

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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: 15-01-20

I already have all of these on separate audiobooks and will be returning this collection. However; should I not already have these plays then I would definitely have kept this as they are excellent entertainment. I just wish we had more Ngaio Marsh plays to listen to on audio.

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ENJOYABLE AUSSIE YARN

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

Reviewed: 09-01-20

Really enjoyed this Aussie yarn, totally out of my usual genre but it was a freebie. Once I started I could not stop from start to finish, I wanted to know who was responsible, why and how it would end. There are some crazy sleazy characters who are obsessed which I did not like, but you go for the main character who makes all of this well worth the listen.

1 person found this helpful

SOULLESS EMPTY NARRATOR RUINED BOOK

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

Reviewed: 07-01-20

What a lot of soulless drivel. After half an hour my brian could not take any more. The narrator is terrible, she adds no feeling nor depth to any of the characters - they all sound the same. She reads like this is a very long shopping list. Lifeless. So I can not say if the story is good or not, I could not stand listening to this audiobook any longer.

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Brian Cox Makes this an Excellent Drama

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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: 04-01-20

Thoroughly enjoyed this little drama. Not my usual genre. Only purchased because I have met Brian through work, a lovely guy we have all of his audio works because he is such a good actor. He knows how to create characters with hearts and feelings that makes the storylines like a book, you just want to keep on turning the pages to know what happens next & this is how you will be with this little gem, so engrossed to know how things will work out.

Wonderfully Entertaining Rosa’s Island You’l Love It

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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: 21-12-19

Not the usual genre that I would normally choose to listen to but I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It flows perfectly, interesting storyline and with Anne Dover narrating, she clearly adds personality to each of the characters, men as well as women bringing them all to life.