Yes, I would recommend it. The narration is easy to understand, and the writing style is very brisk yet includes a lot of detail. It's a relatively short book, but you get to know each of the personalities in the powerful families. Makes learning history a lot of fun!
Learning a lot of facts about the kings, especially Harold. I had never heard some of the main points of his life story before. All I knew about were some battles he'd been in. In this audiobook, I picked up a lot more.
Her voice is warm and she handles the dramatic tones very well. She lends the narration as much enticing sonic strength as an actor in a play.
Wanted: man of strong character for job in politics. Must not mind intrigue, skulduggery, large hats.
There is one problem with the audiobook. For some reason, the last two shorter segments repeat the end of the second major section. We hear the entire stories of the Despensers and Percys twice. This is some kind of production mistake, and the BBC should post a re-edit with the corrections, to ease the listener's experience.
Yes. It was a bittersweet story about the joy the pets brought into the writer's life.
Izzy. It's so cute to hear about how he helped people and provided them with good company.
When Izzy first goes to meet patients.
Sometimes the best person for the job has paws.
The book is on the short side, and it may be a little sad for very young children, but anyone with an interest in pets and stories of overcoming adversity should enjoy the story.
Yes. Although the major steps in the clue process are relatively simple, you get a lot of illumination on local culture and the nature of the characters.
Oddly, it reminded me of 'The Maltese Falcon' and other classic mysteries from the early 20th Century. It has a sense of film noir about it.
I've listened to part of "The Gathering Storm" and her voice work was good on that one as well.
The discovery of the small child. You want to know who could do something awful to a baby.
I like this series a lot, and I can't wait for the next volume.
Unusual, adventure, personal.
Cindy is of course the focus. She tells us all about her life in the roller derby leagues in the U.S. and Australia. I like to watch roller derby, but I never knew what the player's lives were like.
He deals with the changing scenes in the story with an ability to keep the new events fresh. He reminds me of an actor or narrator in a movie.
I cheered very hard for Cindy to succeed and enjoy her life. She went through a lot, and I'm glad the sport of roller derby has returned to popularity.
The book should have been even longer. Cindy is a very interesting person and I rooted for her the whole way. One of the most enjoyable biographies I've read or listened to in a long time.
It was funny and you got to hear a lot of weird anecdotes. It showed you why Si is the way he is.
I thought I may enjoy the rest of the book. He seems to be nicer than some other people on the show.
Yes. I get the idea he is an interesting and funny person.
Yes. It's not very long, but you get an idea of what you're in for.
The last story in the excerpt goes on a little bit long, and could have used a little more editing. Other than that, the book was not bad.
Yes. It was brief but the speaker included a lot of fun details.
Learning so many words used by the flappers and speakeasy patrons. I always wanted to know what it was like to go out at a time when the law might catch you at any minute.
Learning about the terms used in the dating scene. It reminded me of Dorothy Parker.
These words aren't used much today, but they make it easier to understand other stories from the same era.
I think I would have liked living back then. With the law against drinking, you had to find creative ways to get around it. This produced a two-level society which intensified friendships and the urgency of life... something we seem to be missing even in our more free atmosphere of today.
It delivers the complete original text. I'm glad they went with that instead of a movie tie-in, because the movie had key differences with the book.
The scene with the ice creature. You got the feeling that the heroes might not make it out of there.
The point in which Logan decides that the only thing he can do is escape. He realizes the community around him is not a pleasure palace but a sham.
Although it was a fantasy vision of the future, it did make you think that you would have to do the same to obtain freedom in that world. You wondered if all the other people would ever have the courage to escape.
I expect the other books in the trilogy will be just as good. This one was very exciting. I miss science fiction which is not just war stories in space.
Yes. It was a complex story and you need to pay attention to catch all the clues.
It does a very good job of building character identity and story tension. I felt like I really got to know Chief Commander Coffin.
None before, but I think he did a good job with this one. I would listen to his other recordings.
It made me frightened in some places, and it did give me a sense of the terror and tension that accompanies being a police officer.
This is part of a long-running series by this author, and I would recommend the other volumes as well, because the main character is very compelling and the setting is believable. One of the better English crime novel protagonists.
There was a lot of action and the story moved quickly. However, it reminded me of a potboiler novel you'd get at the airport. Not enough depth to the characters, though I am willing to accept that could be because this was a short prequel.
Yes, I would. He makes the story move at a quick pace, which keeps the book interesting.
I have not listened to the others. His voice on this one was good, though.
Yes, I think so.
I will look into the other books of the series, to get a better picture of the story.
The fast pace and the technical details. Wow, it was shocking and frightening.
The clues and the way you learn about the intricacies of film-making, as well as psychology.
The one where they start to take apart the strange film and see what's hidden in it.
It was intensely frightening. The story plays almost like a horror movie, more than a crime story.
I hope they make this into a real film. It would be as much fun to watch it as it is to read or hear.
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