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Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

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

Yes as its an interesting take on the well known story

What did you like best about this story?

It was interesting and an easy listen

Good standard Archer

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of First Among Equals to be better than the print version?

Nope the two mediums are completely different

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fraser or Seymour I found Kerslake full of his own self importance and Gould was smug

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

Yes

The Martian cover art

Brilliant - Dont let film put you off

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

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

One of the best. It's probably the best book I've listened to this year

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

When he works out that survival is possible

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Makes the visualisation of characters easier

Average Clancy good narration

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

Reviewed: 28-07-14

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

Yes its a harmless way to kill time on a boring journey

Who was your favorite character and why?

Clark

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

He's a very good narrater and this is a high standard performance

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

Its already been done

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Very good gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 28-07-14

Where does Harry's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best and certainly the best Seymour

What did you like best about this story?

Well written, good characters, plausable plot and very good narration

Which character – as performed by John O'Mahoney – was your favourite?

Harry - well performed and nice stress on the inner tension he experiences

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

Not really

Any additional comments?

Id advise anyone to have a listen

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Good Easy Read

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

Reviewed: 28-07-14

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

Yes 9its a perfectly fine way to while away an otherwise uninteresting train/plane journey

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kane and Abel?

The ending and the realisation that opportunities for reconciliation should be grabbed.

Which character – as performed by Jason Culp – was your favourite?

Probably Kane as he was the least vindictive out of a nasty vindictive pair.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Very good balanced history

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

Reviewed: 22-07-14

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

Yes provides much of the background information of the camaign together with some analysis

What did you like best about this story?

Well written good pacing

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

no

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Odd question given its a history

Easy listen history lite account

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

More quoting of primary sources needed - much of the book is unattributed. Example writing about thoughts of people who left no written record - pure imagination.

Very pro-aussie stereotyping - Aussies lean mean fighting machines, good hearted kind but tough fighters. Brits Poms public school educated aristocrats and incompetently led.

Bit like the Bradman Jardine caricatures of the bodyline series

Would you recommend Tobruk to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes if a human interest history of tobruk is what your interested

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

N/A

Could you see Tobruk being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Yes - not sure some aussies

Very Interesting

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

Reviewed: 25-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Boys of Everest to be better than the print version?

I havent read the print version. As its a very busy life its certainly easier to listen rather than read.

What other book might you compare The Boys of Everest to, and why?

Other mountaineering books as they are about mountains and why people choose to risk their lives climbing them

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

No havent listened to any of the others and the performance does its job by telling the story without being distracting

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Its a story of triumph in adversity but also the tragedy that mistakes and bad luck costs lives.

Any additional comments?

The purely fanciful speculation of how the climbers felt in their last moments is a pointless distraction and begs the question why do it.

Never knew opera could be so much fun or so funny

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

Reviewed: 21-02-14

What made the experience of listening to How to Listen to and Understand Opera the most enjoyable?

Lots of insight into the world of opera and the way pieces are constructed and the different forms and style

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Listen to and Understand Opera?

The marriage of figaro lots of information and insight. Also made the funny side stand out

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