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wonderful

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

This title popped up in a sale and I took a chance. I usually don't listen to these kinds of books. BUT loved the pace, humour, swearing, drama and believable characters. I increasingly love the Scots accent and their dry blunt honesty. This has it all for me and builds to an exciting OTT ending that does the build up justice. Just purchased part 2 and happy to discover and new author and genre

1 person found this helpful

Really good, but a slight 'but'

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

Reviewed: 27-07-14

Where does Roadshow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Quite high as I love and respect everything by Neil Peart

What was one of the most memorable moments of Roadshow?

His overall honesty and saying about his shyness or rather not liking to stand out

Did Brian Sutherland do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Well, I like his voice BUT I found his ending sentences often sound rather flat? It bothered me at first, but overall a nice tone and warm

Any additional comments?

So nice to hear tales about and extraordinary mixture of being a rock drummer AND traveling on a motor bike. A great and unusual mix :)

3 people found this helpful

Great North Road - Part One "Brilliant"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-13

This is without doubt the most enjoyable audio book of SciFi that I have heard so far (and I have heard many) What works so well is the narrative is not too complex (some Hamilton can get a bit confusing) yet very detailed at the same time. Also living in the UK I love the 'Geordie' accents of some of the characters, as gives a nice realism and homely touch. The Police sections are both real and familiar, then swap into the futuristic bit really well. Actually listened to it slowly so it would not end. Now onto part 2 :)

6 people found this helpful

A privialge

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-12

What makes this such a treat is the way Ram Dass is so honest about his experiences and not afraid to talk about uncomfortable subjects that are of course just him being honest and authentic. It is so great to hear a mix of old and more modern recordings, prior to his stroke in the late 1990's. It is full of gems...

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A new angle

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-12

I really enjoyed this book. It gives a fresh view on Buddhism that runs parallel with the authors own personal journey. The narration has a clean quality that is refreshing a sympathetic to the subject.

25 people found this helpful

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-11

Sadly I found this audio book very predictable and unoriginal. I am a big fan of Alastair Reynolds style of mind blowing techno and wild character settings, and thought this may be similar... but this book is just like out takes of old Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek. I could not even finish it!

1 person found this helpful