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Kevin Gilmartin

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Just really dull

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-19

I live Stephen Fry, and I love Greek mythology. Sadly, they're not a great combination. I tried to finish it, but there wasn't anything here to keep my attention. I think kids might enjoy it as an educational thing, but adults... save your credit.

Utterly, utterly 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: 08-02-19

I absolutely loved this. I've enjoyed Claire North's work under her Kate Griffin pseudonym, and this one did not disappoint. if you can get past the existential terror that Harryv August induces then you have an absolutely wonderful, thought-provoking, beautiful story.

A bit self-indulgent.

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

I might have enjoyed it more if had read the physical book. I found the audio tricky to follow at one point and feel like I missed a bit in the middle.

Loved it - a real eye-opener

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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: 19-07-18

Brilliant. Very easily accessible even for people not used to this sort of book, made more so by the brilliant and passionate performance of Peter Noble.

My mind was blown from chapter 1. Definitely worth your time.

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Wonderful! Absolutely loved 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: 08-07-18

I listened to this after The Black Room on recommendation of a friend. I absolutely hoovered it up. Brilliant, funny, sad, scary. Get it in your ears now!

Brilliant, funny, heartbreaking and clever

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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: 02-07-18

Absolutely loved this one. Sumbitch went and made me cry. Not ugly cry, mind you. Manly man tears, for manly men.

I'm lying, I ugly cried. Brilliant story. I immediately bought The Stone Man when I was done.

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

It was ok, I guess. Not brilliant, not terrible. Bubblegum sci-fi written for the Netflix generation. I sing think I'll bother with book 2.

Love it, but just one tiny niggle...

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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: 23-12-17

I really enjoyed this, and can't wait to get cracking on book 2. My only issue is the the 2 narrators pronounced character names differently. It's not an issue until later in the book when characters' paths cross into the other narrator's sections, but when it happens is annoying and could've been easily avoided with some advance briefing.

The truth was (mostly) in here

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

Enjoyed it. Some of the exposition made sections of dialogue a bit cheesy; is necessary in an audio drama but jarred against the usual quality of the x-files.

Brilliant stuff, I hope they make another one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My Gods, this is DULL!!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Nothing happens until the very end. Cersei's arc is the only one that progresses or has any relevance, and even then it's the third-to-last chapter before that moves much. It was sheer drudgery from start to finish. How GRRM's editor let this through is a mystery.

Also, it was made all the worse by the fact that Dotrice changed the pronunciation of some characters' names AND their voices from his performance in previous books. Littlefinger and Arya are unrecognisable.

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