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The Tin Princess

A Sally Lockhart Mystery 4
Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (505 ratings)

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Summary

Jim Taylor, Sally's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished 10 years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted.

This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller.

Please note: new audio narrated by Nigel Anthony is available as of 12th September 2019, due to audio glitches on the previous version.

©2007 Philip Pullman (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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Narration very poor

Shame this book wasn't narrated my Anton Lesser would of made it infinitely more enjoyable.

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Put the Anton Lesser version back!

This may be OK but the Anton Lesser version was basically my favourite audiobook. I didn’t buy and don’t want a new narrator.

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Good

This is a great series - not as good as Northern Lights but still enjoyable and with that characteristic Pullman style. Narration was good and I downloaded the whole series. 4 stars because it's not as good as some of his other books but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Why the change in narrator?

Still a brilliant story obviously. Not sure what was wrong with Anton Lesser's narration though.

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Wonderful series

Still loved it as with the other Sally Lockhart books, however it had a slightly different feel to it, and although the narrator was great in his own right, I preferred and had grown attached to the narrator of the other 3 books. I have thoughly enjoyed the series as a whole though, and am looking forward to reading more Pullman. Would recommend :)

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Preferred Anton Lesser's narration

Dan Goldberg lost his accent completely and Adélaïde's accent verged on pastiche but otherwise it was a cracking good old fashioned yarn and I'll happily listen to it again.

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Excellent all round

Phillip Pullman is a masterful storyteller and Anton Lesser is the perfect interpreter of his work.

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Not as good as his others

I am a huge Philip Pullman fan and think that he is an exceptional author.
However, I'm not sure if it's because I listened to this story so soon after listening to some of his others but I found that I was not as gripped as I have been in the past. It could be the absence of Sally as a major charactor, although I think that Jim is interesting enough to make up for this, but I think that generally the story was just not quite as good as the earlier ones.
Still very exciting and fun and as always with Pullman's work the characters have good depth and he is not afraid to upset his audience. Anton Lesser does an excellent job narrating.

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Terrible narrating

Compared to the performance in the last three books, this narrator is rubbish. He didn’t do any accents other than for Adelade. Daniel Goldberg is supposed to be Hungarian, not English. Prince Rudolf and Rebecca are supposed to be German speaking, not English.

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Fantastic but...

Wonderful story, fantastic reading and utterly enjoyable.... If not for the fact that half way through the story, the sound quality dropped and it made it difficult to listen to. Thankfully it only persisted for 30 min but it did massively decrease my enjoyment of an otherwise brilliant audiobook.

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Where is Sally in this book?

I was hoping to find out what happened to Sally after the third installment of the series, and there is a one liner about her story and then it goes off in another direction completely. The book is interesting but disappointing because Sally's story does not feature. No decent closure for Sally :o(