Frederick Davidson brought Butler's humor and irony to life with his pitch perfect reading of this story. I was running out of time to finish the book for a my reading group when I found this version.
This is not a book I would have chosen for "light" reading but Davidson's delivery really brought the story of the hapless Theobald Pontifex and his hypocritical Victorian parents to life.
This is performed more like a radio play than a pure audiobook. Penelope Keith is a perfect Agatha Raisin. Very fun.
I am such a fan of this series. Sansom mixes history and mystery in these superb historical thrillers. Revelation is a fascinating glimpse into the religious turmoil that marked Henry VIII's reign. Steven Crossley's narration is so well done. Cannot recommend this series too highly.
Tim Curry has the perfect voice for this unusual fantasy. I had tried to read Sabriel several times because so many people told me I would enjoy it. I found the audiobook a great way to finally experience the book.
With out a doubt, this is one of the BEST audiobooks I have every listened to. John Lee's narration is brilliant. His characterizations are true and never forced. A treat, really.
I found this book because I was looking for other reads by Allan Corduner. He is a terrific narrator. I had been hoping to read this series at some point so I was pleased that I could listen to his performance of the book. He reads all the books in the series. I am looking forward to the next one.
You can read the plot summary above. The idea that a "will" can be fragmented into pieces of print or text was an imaginative and original idea.
This is also a very positive "adoption" story. Arthur is is adopted because his parents died in a pandemic. The loving devotion of his adoptive parents and his strong relationships with his siblings were a very happy aspect of the storyline.
Very entertaining listen. Would be good as a family listen on a car trip.
If you are not an Anglophile or did not get up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the wedding of Diana and Charles, you are probably not going to be interested in this book.
I thought it was an interesting and riveting listen. Rosalyn Landor's narration was wonderful. The quality of my download was excellent. I did not have any issues with echo or hollowness of sound as another listener did.
Diana did not make a world-altering discovery or lead a country but there is no doubt she had a gift for touching peoples' hearts and giving comfort. She could have been an asset to the royals. Their own jealousy and inability to help her along with her own self-centered, destructive and selfish behavior doomed the marriage.
Tina Brown presents a fair and well-rounded look at the royal family and Diana. Brown knew Diana but fairly paints her manipulativeness as well as her compassionate and loving side. At the end of the book, you can really feel sympathy for all the players in this real-life drama.
What potential, what a waste and lost opportunity for them all. Hopefully her sons will benefit and learn from the story.
I thought this was a great listen.
I was interested in the gardening aspect of the story but over all I did not think this was a strong mystery. Washington DC social settings and White House intrigue impact a family that has moved to the area for the CIA spy husband's new assignment. I found it interesting enough to listen to the end and I will try one more in the series. The performance was ok. I could hear paper pages turning in some parts.
Allan Corduner is a brilliant narrator. His voicings are spot on and never forced. Magyk is a fun story but it is Corduner's performance that makes this audiobook a wonderful wonderful treat. I was dismayed to discover he did NOT narrate the two sequels. It took awhile to get used to the new narrator. I have started listening to The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix because Corduner narrates.
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