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Lenore

Brisbane, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • The Duke's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Timothy West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts.

    Virginia says: "Heaven On A Stick!"
    "A STORY THAT IS HARD TO SWITCH OFF"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Duke's Children to be better than the print version?

    I HAVE NOT READ THE PRINT VERSION


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE CHARACTERS WERE ALL VERY INTERESTING.


    Which character – as performed by Timothy West – was your favorite?

    THE DUKE


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    THE ENDING


    Any additional comments?

    TIMOTHY WEST IS A WONDERFUL NARRATOR AND BRINGS THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Eustace Diamonds

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Timothy West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (118)

    Who owns the Eustace Diamonds? Lizzie Eustace claims that Sir Florian Eustace, her late husband, gave them to her. But Mr Camperdown, the family solicitor, insists that they are an heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation. Lizzie is both beautiful and clever, yet Mr Camperdown believes her to be a scheming liar. And Mr Camperdown is right! The battle for the diamonds rages until a robbery intervenes and they disappear. Or do they...?

    Natalie says: "Becky Sharp Revisited"
    "THE ERA IN WHICH THE STORY IS WRITTEN"
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    Would you listen to The Eustace Diamonds again? Why?

    I DON'T THINK SO.


    What other book might you compare The Eustace Diamonds to and why?

    I MIGHT COMPARE IT TO OTHER STORIES WHICH ARE SET IN VICTORIAN TIMES THAT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE


    What does Timothy West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    HE BRINGS ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S CHARACTERS TO LIFE AND MR WEST READS SO WONDERFULLY


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    PERHAPS NOT.


    Any additional comments?

    I FIND LISTENING TO NARRATED BOOKS MUCH MORE INTERESTING THAN READING THEM -- IT'S EASY TO GET TO KNOW THE CHARACTERS AND ALSO TO VISUALISE THEM.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Annabel Pitcher
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory.

    Jill says: "Memorable Listen"
    "A GOOD LISTEN"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    Would you recommend My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece to your friends? Why or why not?

    YES.


    What does David Tennant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An excellent interpretation of the characters by David Tennant - he brings each character to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend David Tennant as an excellent narrator for stories suited to his particular type of presentation..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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