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One audible to rule them all?

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

Reviewed: 14-11-19

If you listened to this back in the early nineties when it first aired then you will likely enjoy this high quality dramatisation.
If you are new to this performance then it takes a little while to adjust to the performance and pacing if you are a fan of the movies that have become so fondly embedded in every LOTR fans heart.
Ian Holme voicing Frodo instead of Bilbo is a bit tricky to get use to but his performance is nothing short of superb. I really enjoyed listening to this version and will be one i pick up for replays down the line.
It's a shame all three parts were not compiled as one as 4 hrs is pretty short by most audible standards with other dramatisations like Aliens clocking in at around 6 hrs.
Overall though if you are a fan of LOTR then I highly reccomend giving this a listen.

Time for some Gwent.

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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: 13-11-19

Baptism of fire picks up the pace with the Witcher tales. We get a good chunk of development from the formation of the lodge, Ciri and Yennefers whereabouts and the introduction of Remus. The bulk of the story is centred around Geralt and his companions once again failing to avoid being drawn into the war that rages on around them. Peter Kenny once again delivers a masterful performance that draws you in.

Always in motion the future is

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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: 29-10-19

Great story brought to life by a talented reader. The story focuses on the relationship between Qui Gon and Obi Wan and their earlier years as master and apprentice. The mismatching of personities hinted at in Episode One is fleshed out really well. We also get a few flashback looks at Qui Gon's time as Dooku's apprentice which helps form a better picture of both characters.

The gods are good to us

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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: 24-09-19

The novelisation of God of War is nothing short of superb. Whether you are a fan of the game or just want to enjoy a powerful adventure set in the harsh lands of norse mythology, you cant go wrong.

whatever it was, it was big

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

Reviewed: 11-06-19

This is certainly the direction Alien should have gone in after Aliens.
The story follows Hicks and Bishop primarily and sheds more light on the true villains of the saga, the company and more emphasis on the bug hunts.
The evolution of the alien design is also described well here and would have been great to see on screen, Dead Space fans will approve.
Performance is good though the two main characters sound obviously older.

yaaar

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

A classic brought to life in fine style.
wasn't sold on the voice of Jim but that didn't ruin it for me.
Worth a listen if you are a fan of the story and definitely if you have never read it before.

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3rd times a charm

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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: 30-04-19

Another great story brought to life once again by the sensational Jonathan Keeble, must buy!

Not so perfect organism

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

Didn't gel with me like River of pain did.
worth it for a background listen

Great narration is all

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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: 05-03-19

I really enjoyed the show but this audio was even better! great narrator great story!

There is no middle ground

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

Reviewed: 20-04-18

Had to turn it off. Got to chapter 5 but the readers voice just grated on me.
He was ok with narration but his voices were terrible, if they had a couple of readers sharing the load, one narrating and a male and female doing respective voices then it would be a winner for me.
Sadly this will get the delete treatment and I shall read it the old fashioned way