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Too hard to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2020

I appreciate Georgette Heyer’s period novels, but her detective yarns are too hard to get onto. Will not be keeping this.

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2020

Too often the ‘actors’ repeated lines ... poorly read. Not clear. Shakespeare is the ultimate classic author/ playwright but this production makes light of his abilities. Also, the quality of the recording meant that the dialogue was not clearly ‘ audible’. The pity is that someone who has not made a habit of reading Shakespeare is not encouraged to do do. You can do better.

Why keep Keating on as Reader.

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

Reviewed: 30-09-2020

A very good story ruined by a very poor reader .. too many of his pronunciations are incorrect .. hid emphasis is more often than not, misplaced ... his characterisations are in many cases demeaning. I guess you could say that I do not like this reader at all.

Ghastly.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-2020

I don’t want it. I hate it. You can have it back and good riddance!

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Sweet stories sweetly told.

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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: 05-02-2020

Although there are differences in ease of the stories from those I have heard before they have been told so well and the characters played so nicely I can only approve and will play these to my grandchildren!

The best of all.

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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: 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.

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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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

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 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!

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Mr Keating does not improve over time.

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 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.