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G. A.Taylor

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Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Like the taste of spiced hot chocolate, this story lingers in a satisfying way. Rich, exotic and evocative.

Wonderful, just wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

If you could sum up The Outlaw Varjak Paw in three words, what would they be?

Beautifully written tale.

What other book might you compare The Outlaw Varjak Paw to, and why?

The heroic animals of the Chronicles of Narnia.

What does Andrew Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Rich tones and excellent characterization.

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

Yes

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Varjak is the cat's pyjamas.

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

Reviewed: 31-07-15

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

Top twenty, yes indeed.

What other book might you compare Varjak Paw to, and why?

Haven't read anything like it, not being a cat lover, but I'd say it has a vague ring of Disney's The Aristocats about it

What does Andrew Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Mr Sachs brings a smooth rich telling of a wonderfully written story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Beautiful and witty, it sounds like a classic

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Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 16-06-15

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

Top 20

Any additional comments?

Beautiful, lyrical and utterly gratifying. Sophie and Charles are such charming characters and Rooftoppers flows like an elegant concerto.

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Ghostly and good.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

If you could sum up Frost Hollow Hall in three words, what would they be?

Atmospheric, vivid and charming.

What other book might you compare Frost Hollow Hall to, and why?

The only thing I can think of to compare this to is The Secret Garden if only for the the atmosphere it conveyed.

What about Penny Rawlins’s performance did you like?

Touching, and respectful of the words.

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

Ghostly awakenings and a secret shame.

Any additional comments?

Fabulous

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Where does The Executioner's Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Executioner's Daughter?

Can't say... spoiler.

Which character – as performed by Sarah Ovens – was your favourite?

Moss

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, definitely.

Any additional comments?

This is a story that weaves a rich tapestry, a mingling of fantasy and history. So good.

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-12

Not much for your money with this title and no clear indication that it doesn't benefit fiction writers. Although pleasant enough to listen to, its messages are just common sense.

4 people found this helpful