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Mr. D. Nesbitt

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Narration Problems

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

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

Yes. It's a good story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Academ's Fury?

The battle to protect the High Lord.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The use of American pronunciation for basic English words was irritating beyond belief. There were many instances but, missile, fragile and lever will serve as examples.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

The editing was poor. The sound quality altered dramatically every time a word or sentence was spliced into the narrative which broke concentration and spoiled an otherwise good book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

There is a hole in the plot so large you could drive a tank through it. Very disappointing as I am a huge fan of the Shardlake books that CJ Sansom writes. I will not detail the reason the plot falls down as it could spoil the book for future readers. I would recommend this book but with the proviso that it could be a major let down.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The period it was set in was fascinating, especially the use of real historic figures.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was good

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

There have already been many TV programmes and films that use this plot device, I see no reason why this book should not end up on television.

Any additional comments?

Please would the author revert to Matthew Shardlake.

Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

The strange emphasis on parts of words, the sounding of the letter T e.g. it or honest, the way her voice strangely tails off, the stress put on words completely out of context.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Great Detective Collection?

None but I would have listened to the reader then employed someone who would do justice to the stories.

Any additional comments?

I have only got as far as the fourth story and I am losing patience with the awful narration. I will continue but I am not at all sure I will finish this audio book.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

Irritating pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

How could the performance have been better?

A better narrator.

Any additional comments?

This was as expected in most ways. Anthony Horowitz is an author I have enjoyed many times and his treatment of Bond more than came up to my expectations. BUT, and it is a big but, the narrator continually referred to James Bond as James Boned. How could anyone associated with this book fail to have heard the word Bond pronounced correctly. Every time the hero's name came up I just wanted to switch off my ipod. A good tale spoiled.