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Renee

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Not as good as others

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

I can't decide if I wasn't as keen on this because of the poor narration, or what. The narrator ruined this audiobook for me. Nowhere near as good as Lorelei King. Will not buy any more of the books narrated by CJ Critt. A pity.

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Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2018

Even better than the printed book. Great narrator, too. Next two books in the series downloading now....

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Great story, a bit disappointed in narration

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

What made the experience of listening to Pawn of Prophecy the most enjoyable?

It's a series I've read over and over, and I was looking forward to the audio books

What didn’t you like about Cameron Beierle’s performance?

I didn't like the narration at all. It was slow, and the accents were too weird and inconsistent.

Any additional comments?

Sadly, I found I lost interest in listening due to the disappointing narration. Maybe I'll continue another time.

wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-2017

I was sadly disappointed with the sound quality of this recording compared to all the previous books. The volume seemed much lower and I had to install an EQ app to get enough treble to make it nice and clear. The story, narrative etc were outstanding as always.

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2017

I am totally hooked. Wonderful story, brilliantly narrated. Next one downloading now and I can't wait!

Another unputdownable effort!

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2016

Bryce Courtenay's stories are always intriguing, believable, and amazingly interesting. Humphrey Bower delivers the audio in his usual wonderful manner. this is an amazing partnership.

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Riveting !

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2016

Thoroughly enjoyable . An amazing, interesting and nail-biting experience! Loved the narrator.

Another masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2016

I just love a good sequel! Another masterful collaboration from a fantastic author/narrator combo. Next one downloading now.

Living the story....!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2016

What made the experience of listening to A Dance with Dragons the most enjoyable?

I have "read" all the books in the conventional way, but listening to them was a whole new experience. I felt like I was actually there.

What other book might you compare A Dance with Dragons to, and why?

All others of Martin's books.

Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to all Roy's narrations of the GoT books. While I mostly liked him, he has an irritating way of changing the pronunciation of some of the character's names as the story progresses. Brienne seemed to be the most obvious, with maybe 4 different pronunciations of her name. Catelyn was another.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found the story very exciting, and could not stop listening.

Any additional comments?

The book is written in such a way that the mental imagery was amazing.

Amazing true story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2016

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