I enjoy Mr Rickman's books, having quite a few of the paperbacks on my shelves. However I could not extend this to this particular audio book. I found the narrator did not have sufficient variation in her voice to differentiate the characters and found myself "rewinding" or having to listen very closely in an attempt to discern which character was supposedly saying what.
As mentioned, I have enjoyed reading a number of the books in the past, so I would be willing to try another book, if another narrator was employed with clearer distinctions between characters.
clear diction, but insufficient tonal variety to differentiate characters.
yes, worth the time.
Every and every chapter was well-written. However as each writer took the overall story on their own journey, it ended up a bit disjointed imho. Alfred Molina's performance was superb - just the right emphasis in just the right places, voices which differentiated the characters, etc etc. I am sure others better qualified than I could provide more superbola.
I would recommend to either an ardent Doctor Who fan, or an admirer of Anthony Head's work.
It was a long build up to a short unsatisfactory ending with a few loose ends needing tying up.
An eloquent performance with just the right amount of dramatic inflection to keep the story interesting.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the story, which was original and humourous, and the narration. The words and delivery of the thoughts of Oberon (the Irish wolfhound) had me chuckling in the middle of a crowded train! A definite keeper, and looking forward to the rest of the series.
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