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A Tour de Force

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Another beautifully crafted story from Sarah Waters. This is the first time I have listened to one of her books, rather than read it myself. I cannot praise Juanita McMahon more highly than to say I want to hear all Waters's books narrated by her, even those I have already read. Her narration brings the characters off the page with each person given their own distinctive voice and characterisation.

Get this book, listen to it, and be dazzled by two great talents combined.

Beautifully Realized

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-19

Juliet Stevenson does great justice to Austen's prose, bringing forth all its wit and wisdom.

My First Vish Puri

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-19

I enjoyed everything about this book from beginning to end. The narrator really brought the characters to life. I enjoyed the author's dialogue and found myself laughing out loud, as I recognised certain turns of phrase. He wrote a very realistic ending, and provided subtle social commentary too. I can't wait to start the next Vish Puri.

Beautifully Narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Juliet Stevenson narrates Austen's parody of the Gothic genre with all the wit and subtlety of Austen's prose. The honourable Catherine, Henry, and Eleanor are brought to life, as are the horrendous Thorpe siblings. This is a tour de force, and I loved the musical interludes.

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Robotic Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Terrible narration avoid on all accounts. The voice is robotic and sounds like the narrator has no interest or delight in Austen's rich prose.

A Gem

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-19

Loved it. If like me you struggle with the narrator's pronunciation, power through, it's worth it.

A Fabulous Episode in the Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Top notch detective fiction with a cliffhanger ending. Elegantly performed by Richard Armitage, one feels as if one is listening to a full cast production. I cannot wait for Joy Ellis's next in this series.