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Excellent

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Reviewed: 26-07-2018

I've really enjoyed this audio book.
Mr Hembrough does an outstanding job of bringing out the different characters. I thought Judd and the comic relief he provides was especially good. I didn't particularly care for Demelza's voice (although I'm sure it was much more realistic that the sanitized TV version voice..), but overall the performance is excellent.
Highly recommended for fans of the TV show. It covers roughly the first 4 episodes of the first series of the current TV Poldark. However, the books are so much richer and subtler in their characterizations. We get Ross' and Demelza's thoughts and impressions that just cannot be conveyed on screen. There is a gentleness and flow to the whole story which draws you in.

Wonderful book, outstanding performance

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Reviewed: 06-09-2017

Any additional comments?

Very much like a Georgette Heyer novel. Witty, great characters and interesting story. Highly recommended. I have listened to quite a few of Ms Nash's audiobooks and she never disappoints.

Excellent Systematic Overview

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Reviewed: 17-03-2017

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I've been listening to this in the car in increments of around 30 mins, and I always look forward to the next session. I appreciate the systematic, chronological approach: enlightenment, French Revolution, aftermath of the revolution and the philosophical/social/cultural response in the other European countries.
Prof. Kramer is an engaging speaker and easy to listen to.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this audiobook for people who are interest in the background and philosophical history of 18 and 19 century Europe.

returned

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Reviewed: 29-12-2015

What would have made The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire better?

innuendo - and utter rubbish. Got sucked in because my children wanted it, but have returned it.

Laugh-aloud funny

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Reviewed: 07-04-2014

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Ian Carmichael's performance is simply brilliant. However, he does have wonderful material to work with. The book is one of the funniest things I have ever listened to. The stories about the man travelling with two large, smelly cheeses and the one where the author is in a library working his way through a medical dictionary to determine what's wrong with him are just two of the priceless gems in this book. I don't think anyone would be disappointed after buying this.