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Superlative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-2020

Juliet Stevenson's narrations are a joy and Little Dorrit is no exception. Her rendition of Mr Pancks is worthy of award in itself! Hours of enjoyment lay ahead for those who have not yet listened to this book. I shall certainly revisit the chapter introducing the Circumlocution Office as well as Mr Pancks' major contributions. Thank you, Audible.

A Joy

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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: 22-10-2019

What a joy to be at the very beginning of this wonderful series. David Thorpe's narration is just right and his various voices bring the characters fully alive. I bought Book 2 as soon as I had finished Book 1.

Terribly dated

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2019

I tried and tried to listen to this book but the gungho American dialogue and abhorrently sexist sentiments just became too much.

17 hrs and 31 mins of pleasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-2019

Peter Capaldi as the narrator of Watership Down was an inspired choice. I congratulate whoever made that decision. The reading is one of the best, if not the best, I have enjoyed from my many years of Audible subscription. I listen while I walk my dog and had to hide my tears as Mr Capaldi read the last beautiful pages. Do yourself a favour and listen to this wonderful book and sublime narration.

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Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-2016

I started with misgivings on hearing an American accent (albeit slight) but soon became totally enthralled and have since searched for more books narrated by Mr Harrison. Love his work.

Tedious and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2015

Without question one of the most boring, formulaic, long-winded books I have listened to. Ten hours of nothingness and one hour of relative interest as the obvious perpetrator is finally exposed and meets his end. The good performance by all three readers was the only thing that kept me listening. That and the fact that the book helped bring on sleep.

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Oh, that accent!

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

Another great Hildegarde Withers mystery - good story and characters. But the English accent was woeful. As much as I have come to appreciate Julie McKay's interpretation of the heroine, the accents she affected for the various English characters were excruciatingly bad. While they did not put me off liking the book overall, they did detract from the usual pleasure.

Does it get any better than this?

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2015

The combination of Adler-Olsen's story with Pacey's narration, and particularly his depictions of the various characters, is superb. Great stuff!