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Elizabeth

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  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By DAVID EELES on 31-01-16

Great adventure (and gaming) story

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

Reviewed: 29-12-15

Would you listen to NPCs again? Why?

Yes - the narrator was very good and I think I'd pick up more references on a second listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of NPCs?

It was in the final scenes, so I don't want to spoil the story.

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

No, but will be looking out for them in the future: he narrated the book well and included a great range of character voices.

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

The characters' initial decision to leave, and Thistle's backstory.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to getting the next book in the series!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely reading

  • By Caroline on 25-07-09

Delightful Regency romance

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

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

Near the top - I've already listened to it twice. I love Georgette Heyer, and the interlocking storylines make this book a fun listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked both Serena and Fanny - partly because they were so different, so provided relief to each other, but you could also understand the genuine affection between them.

What about Sian Phillips’s performance did you like?

The narration was very clear and she used a good range of voices. She didn't hold back in the emotional scenes and showed the characters' motivations through her delivery of their dialogue.

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

The solution is love