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TriciaN

Carmarthen, UK
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The Cure of Souls cover art

Fails to stop at the end of chapters!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

What would have made The Cure of Souls better?

A different reader would be great. Emma Powell has a toneless voice as if she's bored stiff by the book.

What did you like best about this story?

Phil Rickman's characters and writing.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Powell?

Anyone, just anyone.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cure of Souls?

None

Any additional comments?

I like to get the app to stop at the end of a chapter if I'm about to go to sleep. Instead, this book stops randomly at the end of a paragraph, or fails to stop at the end of a chapter and carrying on to the next. It's not the app that's faulty because it works perfectly with other books.

Breakfast at Tiffany's cover art

The beautiful voice of Michael C Hall

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

Reviewed: 18-11-15

What made the experience of listening to Breakfast at Tiffany's the most enjoyable?

I give this 5 stars if only for the beautiful voice of Michael C Hall. Unlike many readers, Michael C Hall changes his voice and style of speaking subtly for each character, so that you always know who's speaking and you are drawn into the dialogue without being conscious of being read to. I suppose I should add some appreciation of the writing of Truman Capote here, but I am just dazzled by this recording.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Thalia Book Club: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with Author Susanna Clarke cover art

This is misleading. This is not an audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 18-05-15

Would you try another book written by Susanna Clarke or narrated by Neil Gaiman?

I expected this to be a reading of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norriss" by Susanna Clarke but it is just a long and boring interview of the author.

What could Susanna Clarke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I wanted to purchase an audio reading of the book to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased from Amazon.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Neil Gaiman?

Almost anyone would have been acceptable to narrate this if only it had been an audio version of the book as advertised.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm sure I would love this book, if only it was the audio version to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased along with it.

Any additional comments?

I am incensed by the lack of efficiency, made worse by customer service staff that can't read complaints. Having received my complaint about this book being not as advertised (in fact not a book at all!) my email wasn't even properly read and I have had one of my paid for books removed without my consent, while this drivelling interview recording remains in my library!

2 of 9 people found this review helpful