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Spy Chadwick

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  • The North Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ian McGuire
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (874)

    Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

    K. Wade says: "Reader / Listener Beware"
    "Great story; imperfect narration"
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    The story was very engaging, almost cinematic. (It would make a good movie.) As for the narration, John Keating has a flair for accents. He also, unfortunately, has a flair for the dramatic. I found that his dramatic, exaggerated tone when reading the narrative, non-dialogue portions of the novel were a bit too much and distracted from the simple pleasure of the writing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David Copperfield [Trout Lake Media]

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (386)

    Dickens called David Copperfield his "favourite child," and many critics consider the novel to be one of his best depictions of childhood. Set in early Victorian England against a backdrop of great social change, Dickens acutely observed the phenomena of the Industrial Revolution and used them as the canvas on which he painted the novel. Many consider David Copperfield to be the author’s finest work.

    Richard says: "Delightful Dickens listening"
    "Engaging story; imperfect audiobook quality"
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    I really enjoyed David Copperfield. Not as good as Bleak House, but still one of Dickens's best.

    The reading was very good. The quality of the recording, however, was not. I regularly noticed switches in volume and, I believe, recording sessions (even within the same sentence) in which the narrator's voice altered. For .99 cents, I won't complain too much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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