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"Absolutely Superb"

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

Reviewed: 27-04-20

Juliet Stevenson is simply superb as the narrator, drawing you in with all her skill to make the characters come to life with ease. The Story itself, needs no explanation a it is world famous. I cannot recommend this book enough to all those who are very familiar with the book and to those that are not, you will not be disappointed. The calibre of narration here is gold standard.

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A good Box set of books

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

Reviewed: 09-03-20

I was a bit unsure as to whether I would like this box set, having listened to all three books, I really like it. The Narration is good and the stories are engaging. Will look for further books to this series.

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A Fitting Ending.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-20

The final book will not disappoint you, all the story lines come together and this is what makes the whole series a really good listen.
There are more French passages in this book than all the others and this I did find very annoying. I do wonder why authors do these foreign language passages in a book. It is pointless. It does not enhance the story in any shape or form, so why not just print theses so called "important" passages in the language the book is being read/ listened too in.

A Good Book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-20

The Twist and Turns of the story continue and this makes it a good book. Narration is excellent.

Not so Good

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-20

I was disappointed with this 3rd book. I found the story too drawn out. It seem to just go over same old points. Was glad to get to the end, and the end was predictable.

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 05-02-20

As per the first book in this series the story and narration are excellent. Am looking forward to listening to the 3rd book.

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-20

I had heard this story adapted for radio, but adaptations do not always work as you tend to lose the whole essence of the story.

Therefore, I was a bit reluctant to listen to this unabridged version. I was glad I did listen and I loved this book and the narration is excellent.

Only rated as OK

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

Reviewed: 05-02-20

The story is predictable and the characters are not really likeable at all. The narration is excellent.

A really good book

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

Reviewed: 30-11-19

As in all of the Lymond Chronicles, this also one really keeps you entertained. As with all of them, the twists and turns in the story keeps you wondering what is going to happen. I never guessed the next twist or turn, but this one did make me hold my breath when it came to the "live chess game". be prepared for the unthinkable. All the books are very very good.

average book

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

Reviewed: 28-09-19

Oh dear, this book started out with so much of a promise of a very good story, with magic and mystery. However, the essence of the book turned out to be just another forbidden love story with a bit of magic thrown around it. The narration is good though.