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Wonderful story, poor production

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Reviewed: 05-11-2017

The narrator has a dreadfully full voice and makes every character sound like a boring old man. He has not done such a fantastic story justice!

I am also disappointed in the production quality is general. There is so much breath in the mix, surely they had the budget to mix and master properly???
There are multiple times where you can hear background noise - doors slamming, conversation, laughter etc. it’s only faint, but it’s there and i am so shocked! This is very amateur work.

The narrator has three different voice types.
1. Old man with a childish slightly frantic tone used for every hobbit.
2. Old man with a deeper tone used for wizards, elves and dwarves.
3. Old man with a higher pitched tone uses for orcs and Gollum

I would love to hear this story again with a younger narrator who has more skills in voice over.

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Reviewed: 28-02-2017

This book is incredible. And the performances really make it! I'm so glad I listened to both of these rather than just read. It pulled me into the story in the most incredible, heart racing way.

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