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Worst narration style ever........

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

Torturous listen.
Great book though - read the series it's a spin off from as well - they're better narrated......

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Audible Website Is JUNK

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

Reviewed: 17-11-17

This series has AT LEAST FIVE audiobooks in it, on audible, yet the magnificent audible webombsite shows just three in it....so if you like this book....and I do....then search by author, or go somewhere decent for the other books in the series.

Audible Website Is JUNK

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

Reviewed: 17-11-17

This series has AT LEAST FIVE audiobooks in it, on audible, yet the magnificent audible webombsite shows just three in it....so if you like this book....and I do....then search by author, or go somewhere decent for the other books in the series.

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Some of the very worst narration ever.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

So bad, it's comical. All the voices are the same, and the narrator can't pronounce lots of basic English words.....funny!!

A CLASSIC....I LOVE...the reading and the POEMS!!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Extremely well read - not an easy task I assume.

The poems in this excerpt were, personally, a mix of those I knew well, knew a little and did not know at all....a very nice mix. I can only assume this continues throughout the full version. If all the narrations are as good as in this snippet then you are in for a treat!!!

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Wild.....

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Exceptionally well read - the "street language" style and accent are very well done - it's difficult to pull it off without becoming annoying but the exceptionally good narration with plenty of feeling and the correct emphasis makes it sounds like they are really talking about their own life and feelings and not reading something...brilliant!!

The story itself seems quite interesting but, as is often the case with these previews, the preview is just too short to be sure, hence the 3 stars - down the middle, innit cuz?

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I fear that It's a hung jury....

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

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

It's probably worth it if you can decide whether you'll like the book or not. If you decide not then you'll save yourself the cash or a credit and if you do like it then you'll get a good read. Sadly, I fell somewhere in the middle....I was not sure I could take the narration for an extended period of time, and as for the story....there isn't enough time to be sure, but I think it's probably pretty decent.....

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

N/A really...however, I think a sampler has to be a bit longer than this....the fact that I couldn't be sure about the story means I needed more time.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Adam Sims?

On balance I think probably not...I certainly wouldn't seek out books narrated by him.

Do you think FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Defence needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

As I said, we need a second and maybe even third chapter to make a proper and informed decision.

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Impossible to tell.....

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

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

I'd say either buy the book itself or save yourself five minutes - too short to really tell if the book will be any good. You can, however, tell the performance is very good.

Would you be willing to try another book from Danny Wallace? Why or why not?

I might.....having looked at the list of DW's titles they seem, in the main, to be very expensive for what you get in terms of listening hours.....but maybe it's quality and not quantity? Personally I like / want both.....

Which scene did you most enjoy?

In five minutes...I think N/A

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

I think even the soundbite generation can manage 5 minutes so yes!!

Any additional comments?

To be serious for a moment....this needed to be about 15-20 minutes to really be able to tell if this will be enjoyable...I have a sneeky suspicion it will be, but I also have a certain amount of foreboding...will it try too hard? Is it the kid at the back who isn't cool because he is always trying too hard to BE cool?

Malin, Murder, Madness & Misery

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

The third book in the Malin Fors series sees our Swedish blonde bombshell bobby struggling to deal with the final events of the second book; reading them in order is not essential but definitely recommended.

A body of a nouveau riche lawyer in the grounds of his own castle begins the investigation, but as lawyers are hardly on a par with aid workers when it comes to being loved, the list of suspects soon expands.

Was new money killed by old money, stolen money, no money or could money not be part of the motive?

Good narration let down on occasion when Malin is sometimes made to sound, accidentally I hope given the contexts, like a precocious five year old.

The story itself is good, however it can't in anyway be considered a true detective book - this is no modern day Christie in Scandinavia.

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Brilliant. ALMOST clichéd but classic premise,.

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

Reviewed: 27-02-15

Absolutely perfectly written. A classic premise done so many times that it could be a big cliché; what it actually is cannot be much more different.......you can feel the emotion and put yourself there....if you dare!