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Tatiana Maslany is utterly BRILLIANT

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2020

Simply the most stunning performance I have come across on Audible. the perfect choice for such a hard hitting and emotionally and intellectually grounded book. Media manipulation of the masses by fascist totalitarian governments disguised (badly) as liberal democracies. So much like real life it hurts.

A magnificent book but Murmandamus’ voice?!?

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2019

Admittedly, Feist does say Murmandamus spoke to the defenders in a musical voice, but I doubt he meant a Broadway Musical blended with monastic chanting. I love the way he reads until he puts on his more adventurous voices. And I will NEVER stop cringing when I hear ar-ROOT-a and LIE-AM. But back to Murmandamus... just wait till you hear it. It will shatter the moment for sure. Other than that, it was so good to hear this story again. One of my all time favourites.

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Losing his way? And it is BREE-ENN damnit!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2019

I loved the first 3 books despite becoming more and more frustrated with the often strange accent choices of the Narrator, Roy Dotrice. Obviously an amazing voice with a strong grasp of accents, but in the end it seems to be the same dopey or childish or sleazy voices being used over and over. It's disconcerting when children sound like they've been smoking and drinking heavily since they were in nappies 100 years ago. And why do some Dorns sound like leprechauns? And did Arya foster with them? When did she become a leprechaun? Even worse, his plain WRONG pronunciation of important character names, especially the oft-encountered BRY-EEN (?!?!) of Tarth. When has "ENNE" ever been pronounced "EEN" before?! Eye rolling from me every time I hear it. I'm sorry but it is has become harder and harder to ignore. Add to that the meandering path the author has taken - seemingly losing his way, and I am quickly losing interest. I wanted to hear more about Jon, Sam, Catelyn (especially after the ending of Storm of Swords! Wow!), Tyrion and instead I'm getting bogged down in boring, clumsily put together dialogues about the Iron Isles and Dorn and receiving downloads of lists of historical names from never before encountered characters who mean nothing to me. Trying hard to make myself listen to the last half of the book, there must be something good in it, and after the debacle the TV series turned into I really want to see the story I fell in love with redeemed and completed rather than drifting away or demolished for nothing. But so far there has not been a single eye opening chapter. Not one. Would love to be able to recommend it but I can't, unless you're immune to all of the above issues that I can't ignore.