This is a review of the abriged version of Pyramids that is read by Tony Robinson. Tony is not as good a reader of the Discworld books as Nigel Planer or Stephen Briggs, but that is not what spoils this book. It is the very poor editing of the abridged version.
Most of the first half of the book has been left in and so virtually none of the second half has been included. This version also lacks continuity. Unfortunately this is the only version of this book that Audible can sell into my part of the world - Australia - because of the stupid copyright laws that still limit freedom of the press in a number of countries.
I ended up ordering the CD version which was a far better investment than this abridged version.
For all those that have enjoyed the film more than once - this book is for you. Frank Muller is a perfect match for this wonderful book by Stephen King, and the book and more dimensions than the film.
The ending in the book is much more powerful than the ending in the film (if you can believe that).
This is one of Frank Muller's finest performances. His voice is a perfect fit for this book.
Yes - except that it is too long - and it was written in episodes, so reading it in one sitting is not how Stephen King meant it to be read (or listened to).
This is Audible at its best.
"Hannibal" the book is a very fitting conclusion to the series of books by Thomas Harris on Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. The ending of the book is very different to the ending of the film - and whilst I really enjoyed the film the book is so much better - indeed in my opinion it is much deeper than the film.
The film version of "The Silence of the Lambs" is very similar to the book. However this does not hold for "Hannibal". I first saw the film many years ago, but it was only recently that I listened to the audiobook of "Hannibal" - I hadn't expected the audiobook and the film to be as different as they are. Its a great book and Thomas Harris doesn't disappoint as a reader. The ending of the book brings the series to a fitting ending whereas the film leaves many things unfinished..
Warning - don't listen to this book whilst driving in peak hour traffic, it's so funny you can't concentrate on the driving! The combination of Terry Prachett as author and Stephen Briggs as narrator is the best. Highly recommended.
A good yarn - comparable to The Russia House. Le Carre paints an intriguing picture of Africa and of the abuse of the third world by the west and by the big pharmacutical companies. I found the ending a tad disappointing.
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