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Matt Roberts

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Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 24-07-20

You know you're enjoying a book when you look up at one point and are disappointed there are 'only' 15 hours left...
Enthralling and beautifully narrated.

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Great take on the genre, overly noisy production

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

Reviewed: 29-10-19

Title says it all really. Great take on the genre, some nice character arcs, some shocks in places.
I'm not certain multiple voice artists adds very much to the piece, but I'm certain the sound fx and music don't. They're far too generic to actually add anything significant and would seem to just add unnecessary cost and production time to the project. Music was often mixed much too loud. You could argue that in a full dramatisation occasionally obscured voices could add drama - I'd disagree, but I'd accept its a valid argument. In a straight audiobook... Nothing should get in the way of the text.
Definitely eager for the next book.

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Mediocre conclusion made worse by changed narrator

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

Reviewed: 17-10-19

I normally don't write reviews, being personally content with star ratings.
However, this can't be left unsaid. This series lost it's way in book 4 and spiralled downward in this book. The author relies waaaay too much on 'clever' (in the author's opinion) banter and 'witty' puns. It's like reading a modern Doc Smith tale without Smith's self awareness. Massive power shifts, poor plots to just fill space.
While there are many reasons to change narrators in a series, for heaven's sake, audition them then rather than choose randomly... Luke Daniels isn't a bad narrator, he's just bad for this book. Bob the goblin is played more feminine than Danii the wisp. Sane characters have psychotic warbles, and many other issues.
Unless you absolutely have to complete the story, best avoid this.

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Spectacular coming together

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

James Marsden's performance is excellently on point throughout, but he plays the first meeting scene with Harry and Maggie so exceptionally well.
The story really pays off loose ends and character arcs going way back to the point you can't help feeling ecstatic when certain events come to pass.
A true high point.

Just plain bad

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Great premise, but it's so badly written...
Whole paragraphs seem to have been ripped from Aleron Kong's Chaos Seed books, without understanding why he wrote then in the first place.
Just a pale imitation.
Avoid!
Can I get my money back!!!

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