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The best of all.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2019

Thank you John Flanagan for this amazing prequel to the Rangers’ Apprentice series. And your reader, Piers Wehner, is a gem. He did not detract from your exciting story one iota. Wish you had him read your Brotherband Books ... head and shoulders over that boring inept John Keating.

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Whay more can I say.

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2019

To inflict John Keating on my eardrums is almost too much to bear, PAR TIC U LAR LEE as he continues to mish mash his way through the book. It is his way of over stretching some wods and then completely crusshing others till it is hardly recognisable. Has he been asked to pronounce “buoyancy” yet.?

John Keating is NOT a good reader.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2019

If I hear him say PAR TIC U LAR LEE and Booie one more time I will just scream. My husband heard him a short while a d said, “ how can you put up with THAT?” If I didn’t like John Flanagan’s writing so much I wouldn’t put up with him.

This reader is hard to bear

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2019

What I dislike about Jon Keating’s reading ... par tic u lar lee .. because he talks down to the listener. But that’s not all. He pauses in the wrong places in sentences .. he mispronounces many words .. at times he tends to become sing songey .. he seems to gallop at times .. and did I say his pronunciations leave a lot to be desired. It jars when he says ‘booie’ for the word “ buoy”(boy). I wonder how he would pronounce ‘buoyancy’? Come to think of it, I would not like to hear it!

Mr Keating does not improve over time.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2019

Dear Mr Flanagan: Have you listened to this man trying to read your story in a believable manner. His many misplaced pauses, his many incorrect and drawn out pronunciations are just not pleasant to hear ... PAR TIC U LAR LEE his mispronunciations.

Mr John Keating is NOT a narrator’s bootlace.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2019

John Flanagan. I am an ardent fan of all your books, but, I AM NOT A FAN OF JOHN KEATING. His reading is of someone talking down to his listener because of his many mispronunciations. He calls the fish bream insread of ‘brim’. And PAR-TICK-U-LAR-LEE I cannot abide his many pauses where they should not be. Please please PLEASE get rid of him.

Mr keating MUST GO!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2019

This Australian Author has grabbed a whole generation of youth, and their parents with his Rangers Apprentice books, and now with the Brotherband series ... BUT ... this reader, Keating, is a disaster. He reading has a Sing songey sound to it; his misplaced emphases make my jaws ache, and as for his pronunciations, which are like ——— ,(sorry, but I feel like swearing). The PARTICULAR word that has me boiling is “buoy”! Put ‘pronounce buoy’ in your google or safari or whatever and you will get “boy” as in “toy” ... not booie, as in gooie ... and that word comes up in the story many many times

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What a load od Codswallop

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-2019

This is probably someone’s thesis destined tp prove its adequacy as a legitimate project for whatever reason. I got as far as chapter 20 ( listened unwillingly to only 19) before I decided enough is enough. NO STARS !

Not one of my favourite Upfield books.

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2019

There has been a couple of Upfield books without Bony . This didn’t get to me at all. I had three attempts to finish and was glad to get there in the end. Think I will exchange it for a book I WANT to read.

Good, bur ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-2019

The story is brilliant ... thankyou Anne. The BUT is for the American with all of the American different pronunciations. To the Englidh esr, they hurt.