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IT's very good

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Reviewed: 23-11-2016

A classic Stephen King novel, narrated wonderfully by Steven Weber.

I have always enjoyed this book, in the way one can enjoy a book about a terrifying murderous entity that preys upon children.

What i have always enjoyed about Stephen Kings books are his real believable and relatable characters so firmly enmeshed within their culture and period. His books are snapshots into other times and places, and this one is no different. You get to experience the late 50's through the eyes of the Losers and later the mid 80's chock full of pop culture references and era appropriate cuss words.

All the while the creature, IT, lurks and you are drawn as the characters are inexorably on wards to the final confrontation.

The narration was fantastic, i found myself enthralled by the passion and raw emotion of Steven Weber. His voice work was great and i found myself chilled, despite being quite familiar with the text.

All in all a great package, one I will definitely listen to again in the future.

p.s The new movie is quite excellent, not a bad adaptation of this excellent book.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 25-04-2016

Patrick Rothfuss is a superb author, and his story is brought to life exquisitely by Rupert Degas.

I loved the way Rupert voiced each individual character, bringing to life not only them but their heritage through his many accents.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a good way to spend 28 hours

Nostalgia and Surprise

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-2016

What did you like most about The Dragonbone Chair?

A classic from my childhood I have read the paperbacks again and again. This is a classic fantasy tale, one I have thoroughly enjoyed every time I have visited it. The audiobook adds an extra dimension and the performance by Andrew Wincott helped bring this story to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Simon is and always will be my favourite character in this book. The daydreaming youth who has responsibilities thrust upon him. Its a character I can relate to and sympathize with.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favourite?

A tough question, I felt he did such a great job with them all. I did rather enjoy his portrayal of Duke Isgrimnir the gruff old duke from the north.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were definately moments when i laughed whilst listening to this story, but mostly it just swept me back into my childhood memories of reading this, with the delightful surprise of experiencing someone else's vision for how the characters sounded.

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