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I cried because it ended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2020

I have never been a huge book reader; not since I was a child, but this has ignited within me an insatiable hunger for literature specifically about history. Rutherford's narrative style - to entertain with fiction whilst to not only educate but enthrall with fact - is the most enriching and inspiring story telling experience I have ever had. This is is the first of his books that I have read and it is no question that I will purchase every other one. Andrew Wincott may perhaps seem plain if one is not truly listening to his words, but he is utterly masterful. He does not squeak, nor does he shout, but he emphasises, pauses and turns vocal corners with precision; painting the perfect film in a reader's head with naught but his voice. I was most of all incredibly impressed with his range of accents. As the history of London is - so this book has taught me - overwhelmingly rich in it's variety of peoples, so was his ability to represent them all vocally. I burst into tears when Andrew read that it was the end. I will be listening to this book many times yet. Thank you. So much.

To be perfectly honest

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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: 08-04-2020

I chose this book completely at random, without ever having heard of it or the author, because audiobooks help me fall asleep at night. I let it play once without properly listening to almost a single word and Me Tennant's wonderful voice was like a lullaby. But the second time, I started listening.. and couldn't stop. So I looked up her other books.. and found How to Train Your Dragon! Needless to say; I will never forget the name Cressida Cowell again!