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Beautiful

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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: 29-12-2019

I'm sure that if funds had been available, the writers and voice actors would have loved to have done an unabridged version of this wonderful book. It must have been a hard task to pick and choose from the many stories and reflections that Dahl was so gifted in describing. As it was, Patrick Malahid delivered a beautiful narration. His voice has that lovely, velvet, husky texture. He also has expression that is understated but full of feeling and very easy to listen to. The voice actors, particularly the actor who plays adult Roald, was excellent. Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-2019

Look, I really loved hearing most of the information and I thought it was so well researched. The stories were inspiring and amazing and heartbreaking. I also thought the narrator did a great job of making the information easy to listen to. Voices of people were mostly good, though, I really wonder if it may have been better to use a male actor for the men's voices:) However, it might be helpful for people to know that there is a huge amount of discussion about the disasters of sex and also how the author and other people think men are hopeless and should be blamed for almost everything horrible in the world. If this won't bother you, this is the book for you. Personally, it was a bit extreme for me, and I could have done with about 1/4 of that part.

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