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Great story

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2020

Frank Herbert's "Dune" is a well loved, enduring and epic story. Has aged very well, despite being referenced (or outright stolen from) in more recent space adventures.

Sadly, the recording is not perfect. It switches from single reader to ensemble cast irregularly and without warning (main Narrator is excellent and should have just done the whole thing!)
There are also some editing issues with the starting syllable of many sentences being clipped or cut off entirely.
Both serve to break the flow and jolt one out of the story, which is a shame.

Better than the movie?

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2020

Plugs a lot of potholes, without being overt with the answers to a few lingering questions, that are better off unanswered...
I cried, okay? I cried!

A Classic!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2020

I liked this book as a child; turns out it has aged really well! Still very enjoyable to revisit as an adult!
This is a real classic, from a celebrated New Zealand author - Margaret Mahy.
Performance also lovely, has a real joy of childhood to his tone.
So glad I got this!

Good evidence, convincing argument!

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

Reviewed: 28-01-2020

Great scientific evidence, given in plain English and backed up by personal experience. I was very pleased to see the author reading his own work!

It's not well advertised in the Audio, but you do get a supplementary text including the recipes mentioned in the book. These recipes are not read aloud. You can also find a lot of recipes online such as Pinterest.

I've tried a few recipes already and they are actually really tasty!
Dieting is hard, calorie counting is hard. However, if you need to do it, I feel like this is the best way to do it.

Wow...

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

Reviewed: 08-01-2020

I have to admit... I don't want to say BETTER than the movie, but it builds on it SO well! Answered a lot of questions, plugged a bunch of holes, explained, fleshed out the story, characters, motivations and settings. If you're a Star Wars fan, and you liked the movie - do yourself a favour and listen to this.
Most impressed by Marc Thompson's reading too, voices are very well done, for the most part. particularly Kylo Ren and Leia Organa - top marks!!

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Worth persevering with!

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-2019

I found the voices reading VERY American, in tone and accent, which was a bit hard to slog through. And some of the comments seem snarky or sarcastic, to me.

However, persevering with the book was very worth it. I am now on my third reading of it, and am using as many of the "tools" offered as I can. I am genuinely seeing a difference in my emotional, stubborn, tantrum-y little 3 y/o boy. It is hard to remember in the heat of the moment, but I can feel it starting to become our "natural" way of parenting, and the more we practice the better we are becoming. I wish you luck with your parenting journey, and I hope this will help!

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Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2019

Voices, sounds and song well mingled. I don't usually like multiple-cast readings, but this was just enchanting.
Really well done.

3 people found this helpful

Magic!

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2019

Stephen Fry brings the wizarding world to life! Amazing story, read by a brilliant narrator. What more could you want?