Gripping, as usual.
The narration was the weakest part of the audiobook. The main character, Gabriel, was voiced slightly hoarse and almost monotonal. It seemed such a bad characterization that getting immersed in the book was very difficult. The characters were switched in some dialogue and the pronunciation of Hebrew names was amazingly bad.
These books are a ton of fun. I loved the Georgia Nicholson books and have enjoyed the audiobooks for years, but I have to say I love Talullah Casey even more. The stories are more interesting, since they incorporate the performing arts and all the entertainment value they have, as well as the Yorkshire people and countryside. There's a literary component to these books, as well, with Wuthering Heights and A Midsummer Night's Dream central to the stories in the first two books. Add all this to Louise Rennison's great characters and stories and you have very clever, satisfying teen fiction.
Louise Rennison is also a hilarious narrator. Her regional accents make me laugh out loud. She brings an extra dimension to the books that you can't get in print.
Now, the main problem for me is that you CANNOT GET BOOKS TWO AND THREE ON AUDIO IN THE U.S. What the heck, Harper-Collins? I was able to buy book two on CD from the UK, but book three is only available in digital download from Audible UK, and you can't order from them unless you have a UK credit card and billing address. PLEASE get these two for us in the US of A!
This is one of my favorite of Ms. Heyer's romances with great characters and an interesting and different story. The romance plays out very slyly.
Sophy, of course. What a character! She's strong, funny, fashionable, kind and has a tiny bit of a temper.
The narration was quite good, except for one very large exception: the Spanish marquesa, who is a major character, has an Eastern European accent. This is amazingly distracting and unfortunate. The lady sounds like a character from Dracula.
I would be very, very happy with this audiobook if the narrator had been able to do a reasonable Spanish accent. If this doesn't bother you enough to ruin the experience, I recommend it highly.
There's a whole cast of interesting, well-drawn characters in this book. The plot is much better than the average romance, and repays attention.
Yes. If you like the Discworld Wizards books, this is a must-read.
I like Stephen Briggs's narrations very much. This is my first listen to Michael Fenton Stevens, and I do like his delivery. Lovely voice as well.
When I read my hard copy of this book, I read the alternate chapters because the novel and the science chapters alternate. If you want to read the novel without taking time for the science in the middle of the story, start with Chapter One and continue with the odd-numbered ones. The audiobook is divided by chapter, which makes it very easy to skip one and proceed to the next part of the story.
For those of you who like to read the story arcs in order, this one comes after The Last Continent.
I am so glad they have released this, and I hope very much to see the next three science books sometime soon.
When the dead realized they could go anywhere instead of waiting for Judgement Day.
Heart, humor, social commentary and compelling characters and stories - exactly what I expect from Sir Terry.
Barbara Leigh-Hunt has a grandmotherly voice that really detracts from the story, since it fits only the querulous older spinster characters.
Sure. The main character is engaging, the narrator is very good and the story is a real original.
Billy, of course, but there are so many entertaining characters it's hard to pick. Okay, I'll go with a few - Billy's friend Millicent, Dame Biglum, and Glass-Eyed Pete the pirate. They are all feisty and fun.
Peter Bishop's reading is a dead ringer for Neil Gaiman, which is weird! His voice and accent are eerily like Mr. G's.
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