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Robyn B

Sydney, Australia
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Terrific Story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

I have thoroughly enjoyed all four parts of this story. Mr. Doyle has done a terrific job in voicing all the characters. I have seen the movie and that has helped my visualisation of certain parts of the story. I have read all the books.

The only issue I had was how Mr. Doyle voiced Sapphira. I guess being a female dragon I would have liked her to be voiced in a higher register, still gravelly, as all dragon voices were portrayed that way.

I am also a little saddened by the firm stance Mr. Paolini has taken in not writing story #5 in this series. Maybe he might change his mind in a decade or so.

Boxset version

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-2019

Buyng the boxset was a terrific deal.

The story was 5-star as was the narration.

Being able to segue straight into the next book was great.

Multiple Narrators

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-2018

I read the paperback book many decades ago. I watched the movie, several times. I watched the next movie series, once.

I recently purchased the audiobook from Audible to relive previous readings. I was at first confused by the method of narration but as the story progressed it became a terrific method of telling.

I look forward to other multiple narrator stories.

Comparing movies with original books

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

I can remember much of the story as I visualise the scenes from the movie. I realise that movie makers have a license to change the original story but this one diverges quite a bit from the movie. "Reading" it again with Audible caused me to wonder if I had actually read the book before, but by the end I was confidant that I had.

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Re-'reading' books via Audible

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

I first read this paperback book several decades ago. It was terrific to 'read' again via Audible reminding me of details I had forgotten over time. This helps to set-up the background to characters found in the Jack Ryan series of stories. I am disappointed that I can't find "Red Rabbit" amongst the other audible titles.

A great story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-2018

I do like stories that go for more than a single book. This allows me to understand the characters, develop a feel for the individuals within the story and helps my imagination to run wild with all the imaging needed while reading/listening to the story.

This story involves conspiracy, persecution and excitement that leads you down paths of possibility. Sometimes you are right in your forward thinking but other times you get surprised by how wrong you might have been.

I look forward to more 'episodes' of this story being found...

The Earth's Children series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-2017

I have read all of these books and, as many others have, waited all those long years between book releases. It is absolutely fantastic that I can have these in audible format so that I can 'read' them again during the long commutes I have each day. Well worth the effort.
Rowena's voice is very pleasant to listen to.