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Jess

Kangaroo Point, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • The Mystery of the Blue Train

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again, for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.

    Jess says: "Hugh Fraser does it again"
    "Hugh Fraser does it again"
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    Would you listen to The Mystery of the Blue Train again? Why?

    The Mystery of the Blue Train is one of my favourite Christie novels, and I think Hugh Fraser did a wonderful job mimicking David Suchet's Poirot voice, as well as making the women sound normal instead of overly feminine.


    What other book might you compare The Mystery of the Blue Train to and why?

    And Then There Were None, narrated by the same actor, but with no Poirot, so no fallback character. A wonderfully creepy rendition of Justice Wargrave.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Wonderfully varied in voice, with each character distinct by sound alone, and his natural voice is perfect for narrating.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Katherine tells Poirot she can't go on, Hugh Fraser captures the distress in her voice in a perfect, yet understated, manner.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend to anyone and everyone - thoroughly enjoyable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shades of Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    "Hundreds of years in the future, after the Something that Happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour.Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder by marriage to Constance Oxblood. Until he is sent to the Outer Fringes where he meets Jane - a lowly Grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed.

    Judith says: "You have to read it!"
    "As Jasper himself would have read it!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    I like them both, but the audio version really did bring the book to life. I especially enjoyed all the different voices by Gareth Armstrong.


    What other book might you compare Shades of Grey to and why?

    The Eyre Affair and The Big Over Easy by the same author. He takes you to a completely different place with each novel, and keeps it going at a rollicking pace, making it a good, fun read.


    What about Gareth Armstrong’s performance did you like?

    He was spot on with all the voices, adding a little venom here, a little uncertainty there, and was an absolute pleasure to listen to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Perception is everything,


    Any additional comments?

    I can't recommend this highly enough - it was a wonderful thing to listen to in the car (I put it on my iPhone and listened through the car speakers), and highly entertaining.

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