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Sophie

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  • The Woman in Black

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Ansdell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (310)

    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    Karen says: "good story and narration"
    "Well read and absorbingly creepy"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Woman in Black the most enjoyable?

    The story was so much better than the over dramatised film.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it has it's moments, and the reader was very good.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Ansdell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, so can't compare.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2698)
    Performance
    (1821)
    Story
    (1838)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Possibly the worst English accent ever?"
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    What disappointed you about The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1?

    Sherlock Holmes, the quintessentially English sleuth, masterfully created by Sir Conan Doyle - pronounced "Hol_ms" instead of "Homes". Really???
    Call me old fashioned, but I like American classics read by American voices and English classics read by authentic English voices - or at the very least by one who has been coached to pronounce the names correctly.
    Couldn't get more than 2 chapters into what I had been thoroughly looking forward to, a lovely fest of Victorian sleuthing. Sigh.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Never got there.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charlton Griffin?

    Daniel Day Lewis. Derek Jacobi. Colin Firth.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did love this book! I have "read" it for myself in the past and was thoroughly looking forward to having an old favourite revitalised by a richly layered professional reading. I previewed it too - because I wanted to be sure It was going to be read by an English voice - must have picked the 15 seconds where the accent was sounding authentic.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be more careful in the future to check who's reading. Can't really complain though, every other book from Audible to date has been fantastic.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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