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Lost in translation

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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: 20-07-2020

Maybe I love the comics too much... but this just did not work for me. What is mystical and beautiful and compelling on the page, is graceless and disjointed in audio. The music is jarring and too loud in places, and the narrator has to clumsily explain what is conveyed in pictures in the comics. A real shame.

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Great reading, terrible music

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

Reviewed: 19-07-2020

Great reading by Blair Brown, passable reading by Stephen King, his genius is in the writing, not in the performance. But the music is just awful, jarring and out of place, drowns out the voices in some places. Definitely worth persevering through, but please, someone, give us a version without the music!

Marvellous

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

This is the most remarkable audio performance I’ve ever encountered, Michael Sheen gives every character their own distinct individuality that could not be bettered even with a whole cast of actors. The emotion of every scene, every line of the story, is expressed to perfection. What I want now is to listen to the His Dark Materials books read by him too. Astonishingly good