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Fun roadtrip of the imagination, if a bit twee

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

Reviewed: 24-09-2019

This is overwhelmingly Baxter: wonderful imagination about evolutionary possibilities with cartoon characters. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as though Pratchett got much of a look-in. At least, not that I could tell. The narration is mostly very good: the narrator tries valiantly but doesn't really succeed in pulling off umpteen accents. The American dialogue, in particular, suffers from intrusive and absent r's by turns. But this is a minor complaint, really. Overall, a great adventure story performed well.

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2019

There are insufficient stars to give to both author and narrator. Each sets the standard for his craft.

Like fingernails down a blackboard

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

Reviewed: 02-09-2019

I don't like to be rude but the narrator's voice is downright grating. I couldn't stand more than ten minutes of it.

Shame the narration is so off-putting

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2019

The narrator's voice has potential but needs a lot of work. His incessant sing-song, rising-then-falling style quickly became very, very annoying. He reads as if the whole story is one, long paragraph, with few clear pauses, making it hard to follow. There was something else, too: it took a while for the penny to drop, and then... he sounds like Troy McClure from The Simpsons! For me, it was incredibly distracting me and it detracted so much from the story that I just couldn't plough on past the first chapter. I might just read this one.