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Paul & Susy

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Different from the TV adaption

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

I think John le Carre is brilliant. He one of my favourite writers and Michael Jayson reads his books so well. I think the characterisations made this story.

What's not to like about this book?

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Such a lovely piece of English literature I'll be listening to this again within a year I'm quite sure.

my kind of book

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

great English literature, Alan Rickman reads well hard for him to do female voices but so what he's a pleasure to listen to - just a good story

As compared to 'The Shinning'

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

Reviewed: 22-10-13

Would you try another book written by Stephen King or narrated by Will Patton?

I've scored this book low but in direct comparison to 'The Shinning', which I gave 5 stars in all categories. The plot and premise are bit over elaborate and the story is a bit flabby. I didn't get any cold fingers running down my spine as I did when I read 'The Shinning'. I wouldn't not listen to it, but perhaps just lower your expectations. It just wasn't a worthy sequel in my opinion , but it's a good story and it's well read.

A plausible counter factual cold war espionage

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

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

We both found this an engaging story from the beginning and what follows throughout the book is an intelligent well written plot. It's a good narration and the characters are convincingly portrayed. All in all a good listen!

Tight, lean and plausible story convincingly read

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

Reviewed: 22-08-13

What did you like most about A Delicate Truth?

There's no flab in the narrative and it's intelligent. If you like le Carre this is an especially good listen. Hope it becomes a film at some point.

An international best seller, why?

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

Reviewed: 24-06-13

Would you try another book written by Jonas Jonasson or narrated by Peter Kenny?

No to JJ and yes to PK. This should be two distinct questions

What aspect of Peter Kenny’s performance might you have changed?

Nothing

Any additional comments?

It's not funny but I think it's meant to be, it's just preposterous.

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The Narration Lousy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-13

He reads Tyrion Lannister in Welsh accent!!! Many of the other accents are done as retarded Yorkshire farm boys - what was he thinking?

Painted and insightful picture of Afghanistan

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-08

It's a story of honour, regret and redemption; and two families divided by ethnic prejudice.

2 people found this helpful

If you like Jane Austen you'll like this too.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-07

The book is not really about much, that is, not much happens as such. What makes it so absorbing is what is said and thought by the characters, and furthermore the way in which they say it. In the same way Jane Austen gives us a window into the manners of a Regency period E M Foster gives us a window into the manners of the Edwardian period in a 'Room with a View'. But all that said it's just a boy meets girl love story in the end. I think Wanda McCaddon delivers a good reading and plays the characters well.

4 people found this helpful