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Worth a read

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2019

I’m from white ancestry with Aboriginal nephews, Aunties, Uncles and cousins; born in 1967 and grew up on a coastal town near Geelong, Victoria. NONE of the Act was ever taught to us. None of how our First Nations was properly taught. I want to thank this author for opening my eyes

Loved the stories

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2019

Read the book when it was first published. Had to get the audio to read to and from work in the car. Sadly the narrators voice was just too ponderous and made really good stories sound quite boring. Hence my 1 * for the performance.

Furious at ending. Gypped.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2018

I know the author has requested no spoilers in reviews as I also have the book and I won’t provide spoilers but I think the ending is pathetic. I think, considering the journey that we have taken with Tony & Carol, this ending is pathetic. It’s a cop out, it’s hurried as if the author hit her word limit & had to quickly tidy things up. Over all I am not at all happy with the ending.

The story was great up to the last chapter & epilogue.

For those like myself who have invested our time & enjoyment for this series, the ending is a slap in the face.

Shame Val. Shame.

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What should have been a wonderful scare...

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2016

Has been a major disappointment.
The narration by Ray Porter was so void of voice expression that I actually could not finish listening to the first chapter.
In fact I go further to say that a computer generated voice would have more expression.

I love this story. I first read it over 35 years ago. This narration has stripped it of all the scariness that the book is famous for.

Excessively disappointed. If I had have been able to get a refund I would.

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Great book ruined by narration

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

Reviewed: 28-07-2016

I really struggled listening to George as he told the story.
I first read this story in its original format when I was 19 - 30 years ago now. I've read the current format and all the books as they were released in Australia. I love this epic tale of Roland BUT George's voice was terrible. His attempts to differentiate between each character was just awful and as such..I listened for the story, not for the story teller.

I am saddened to see that he has narrated other books in this series. I am unsure now if I want to continue to listen in this format or return to the voices in my bed as I read it myself.

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Last night I dreamt of Manderlay

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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: 14-04-2016

Highly recommend this reading.
The book was fantastic when I read it. The film noir was just brilliant but this reading.

Fantastic. The story is timeless.
Loved it then. Love it now. Brilliant.

2 people found this helpful