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Wonderful book ruined by voice acting

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Wish whole book had been read by Phillip Pullman, as the description suggests. The full cast voice acting is heavy-handed and hammy, and Lyra, to my great disappointment, is teeth-grindingly annoying. Also the editing between narrator and actors is rushed and unnatural. Please get Michael Sheen in, who has done such a wonderful job with the prequel Book of Dust. He is able to both narrate, and voice any character convincingly, from a teenage scullery maid to Lord Asriel, and bring Pullman's world to life. Sticking to print for His Dark Materials.

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Breathed life into Faulks' excellent novel

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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: 19-11-16

Loved Maloney's narration, utterly transporting depiction of Mike Engleby. Added a deeper element of enjoyment to what is already one of my favourite novels.