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Philippa C Farmer

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Postmortem cover art

Dated and unexciting

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

Reviewed: 23-07-2019

Lots of dated computer lingo in parts which was as boring as listening to a 1990’s coding text book.
Characters were uninteresting and the plot fizzled. No twists and turns or surprises.

Days Without End cover art

Awesome descriptive writing. Brilliant reader.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-2018

I honestly can’t remember a book with better descriptive writing. Completely transporting and a pleasure to hear. The reader is perfect. Great story too. Highly recommended.

I Am Pilgrim, Volume 1 cover art

Good, original story and well written

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

Reviewed: 21-02-2018

A pleasure to read a spy/detective book that’s original and engaging.
Thought the narrator read well, although his voice seemed a little young for the role.

The Bat cover art

Great reader good story

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2017

The reader did an amazing job.
The story, set in Sydney, was good and well written. But it did stretch credulity in places..especially if you're an Australian.

The Memory of Water cover art

Wrong reader

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

Reviewed: 30-08-2017

Ok. I liked the story. The prose is good.
But.. and this is a huge BUT .. the reader is and older American and the lead character is a younger South African man. The worst part is there is S.African slang peppered through the story and he hopelessly mispronounces all of it! You'd think Audible would take care to at least prepare the reader on how to say the foreign words. Woeful. Do your homework, Audible.

Crossbones Yard cover art

Narrator too old

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2016

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If audible had chosen a narrator closer in age to the heroine.

Has Crossbones Yard put you off other books in this genre?

No I love the genre. This one is a dud, though.

What didn’t you like about Charlotte Strevens’s performance?

Her voice is way too old for the part.

What character would you cut from Crossbones Yard?

Not sure.

Any additional comments?

This is the first audible book I've given up on. Narrator totally miscast.