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great story but distracting narrative

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-2019

I struggled after the dulcet tones & distinctive characters of Simon Slater... but kept on. Great insight into how Banks' family dynamics are changing.

just what I needed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-2019

I struggle with rejection and insecurity, and this title randomly popped up in my feed. I've loved it, and resonate with a lot of what is said. On day 2, I reached out to someone who hurt me and whom I hurt in turn, and now we're talking. thanks Sarah for putting this out into the world. God continues to bless us.

worst narration ever

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

I've read this book & it was just as well. if I hadn't, I wouldn't have followed who was speaking at what time, as the narrator had little change in tone & inflexion. Made a funny romantic book into a farce.

such a good, good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-2019

not being a US citizen I tend to look upon their political movements as a game, not necessarily a good game either. It was interesting to listen to Mrs Obama & her view of her familie's role in recent history, & to grieve with her the backwards steps we outsiders see happening. For the record, I think the current administration is a joke & a harmful one at that, & I hope voices that were nurtured under the previous president rise up as the norm. Thank you for your service, Obama family.

timeless recitations

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-2019

love the Pern series & I've read then multiple times. the narration lets this down.

Stephen Fry + JK Rowling? more please!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

as always, Mr Fry is an excellent narrator. it's easy to follow the different characters, & I get even more clues from listening to his voice.

the performance let this one down

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-2019

I struggled to listen to this, not because of the content or the overall narration, but the choice to have the guest commentary at a different volume to Dormer. So frustrating to have to alter my settings all the time!
I hope to see this exhibit at some point, so it's a good intro.

Fry is the Best. Narrator. Ever.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-2019

I love everything about this audiobook. Fry has the perfect tone and pace for this book, & appears to be enjoying reading it too.

engrossing story, brilliant narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

recommended to me by Ali Edwards as one of her recent reviews & I'm not disappointed. Easy to get lost in the lyrical narration & story. A different view on the Ancient World.

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A wonderful experience

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-04-2018

for some reason I expected this to be a reading of the book. It's not; it's so much better. I've got so many things bookmarked to use in the future.
totally recommend.
Also, I need to write my own shitty first draft.