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a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

although I do like the shardlake stories, this narrator bored me so I exchanged it

bygone days

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-18

love the whole series. a trip back in time. the way we used to live

such a moving story

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

I absolutely loved this book.everything about it was perfect .Well read and well written. x

couldn't get into it because of the narration

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

Reviewed: 19-11-17

I've tried to listen to a couple of different versions of this but it just doesn't work for me. much better as a TV series or in paperback form.

very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 30-04-16

What would have made Dictator better?

it feels like non fiction rather than fiction which is what it's meant to be.

Has Dictator put you off other books in this genre?

Not necessarily

What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

very good pronounciation

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

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Did she deserve her reputation?

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would if they were interested in history.Very informative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Catherine de Medici.I'm very interested in the Medici family

What about Anna Massey’s performance did you like?

Her pronounciation is amazing.A very good narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Near the beginning Catherine was treated very badly because of who she was,not because of anything she had done. Also her husband humiliated her by setting his mistress above her at all times.

My favourite Dickens book

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

Where does Our Mutual Friend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

The love affair between Eugene and Lizzie

Have you listened to any of David Timson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have many books read by David Timson.He's a fabulous narrator and always reads well.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Between love and hate lies obsession

Let down by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I didn't enjoy this much because of the strange way the narrator reads it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Glad I'd got to the end of it.

What three words best describe Ralph Cosham’s performance?

Stilted,strange,disengaging

Was The Phantom of the Opera worth the listening time?

it's a good story so I persevered

3 people found this helpful

Didn't get to the end of this one.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend this book as I got bored with it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I like the period ,1st world war,characters weren't interesting to me

Would you listen to another book narrated by Samuel Giles?

Probably not but that might depend on the subject matter.

Was A Test of Wills worth the listening time?

No

1 person found this helpful

You have to pay attention.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

What did you like best about Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal? What did you like least?

The amount of detail about his life and final days.The old english way of saying things can slow things done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favourite character as it was non fiction

Did David Thorn do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not really any characters to differentiate between.

Was Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal worth the listening time?

yes but hard going at times.