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David Sanders

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A good reading of a modest classic

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2019

Vance does Nick Jenkins somewhat diffident and aloof personality very well but some of his renditions of other voices have an odd, strained quality.
The restraint of Nick's personality and narration is a large part of why I listen to this to help me sleep. That's actually a recommendation! The story also has the right amount of interest to not be boring or irritating but is not so interesting that it keeps you awake. Nick's long digressive ruminations about the personality traits of people he encounters, and life generally, have a congenial quality without being riveting.
There's an addictively soothing quality to the Dance series that repays repeated listening. Especially in bed!

Crude and obvious

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

Reviewed: 14-02-2016

There's too much dialogue altogether and too much designed to vilify the Nazi characters in a crushingly crude and tedious way.
This is a crass novel that has very obvious messages that it then repeats over and over again. The British Telegraph recommended this but I can't believe the reviewer actually listened to the eighteen hours of tedium.

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