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Mostly good

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2020

This was a big mix of good and bad. Some of the stories were great, some were good and some just seemed unfinished or rushed. They seem to be building to a climax and then just end. Overall though the stories are good but the voice cast is excellent, couldn't fault any of the voice actors. Would recommend.

Fascinating

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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: 11-06-2020

Great to listen to and a very interesting peek behind the curtain of a turbulent time in Australian politics.

Awful

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

Reviewed: 19-11-2019

The most depressing book I have ever heard or read. Do not recommend at all, especially not if you have any depressive tendencies. I can appreciate the writing of the book is excellent, though definitely a slow burn. It is undoubtedly an excellent work by Hardy and well deserving of the praise it recieved. The narrator was excellent, all the characters felt distinct and he did well giving them each a voice. Objectively the book is great, subjectively however I can't recommend it. There is too much pain and sadness in the real world for me to seek any more in a novel. If you listen to audio books as an escape from the mundane or horrors of life, do not listen to this book. To be clear I am not saying this is a bad book, it isn't, it's a great book. I am saying that it is a bleak look into humanity, and these days there are 1000 Tess' in every city, I don't need an audio book to tell me the world is a cruel place, I just need to look out a window. Perhaps if more of us did then they may be a few less Tess D'Urbervilles' in the world.

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fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

I've never read the books but was always interested in them. Overall it is an excellent collection, the narration occasionally falls short but on the whole the actors do a great job. Dracula is the most exciting book on this list, Frankenstein is the most compelling and thought provoking and the strange case was a good starting point though not quite the same level as the other two. I would definitely recommend this collection if, like me, you have not read these books but are curious as to the real story, not the movie adaption.