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Buchan's ability to make you feel as if you are in the most beautiful parts of the British countryside is unsurpassed. The action is entertaining, the prose splendid.
David Thorpe gives detective Albert Campion a high-pitched, silly ass voice which almost spoils the otherwise excellent book.
The book shows John Buchan discovering, before The 39 Steps, how to create the modern thriller.
The evocation of Edwardian England.
Near the top.
Little Dorrit - because of its panoramic view of London.
A splendid performance.
Lancaster understands economics and empathizes with human beings. As a result he creates a pictures of the inhabitants of a London street you both understand and believe in. A splendid book.
Da Vinci Code was fun. This isn't.
No. He seems to be a one-hit wonder. And he writes very badly.
The evocation of a magical, snowy Christmas deep in the British countryside where the past and present intermingle over buttered eggs and roaring fires. Funny, charming and utterly original.
The author, John Masefield, became Poet Lauriet. As you listen to this, you can see why.
Great story; great writing;great reading, with all the right accents.
Its narrative pace and literary skill
The finale in the treasure cave
It's riddled with the racist and imperialist attitudes of the time - it was published in 1910. The Portugese particularly come in for a lot of stick, but the portrait of Prester John apprently inspired many African freedom fighters, and once you set the outdated views aside, it's one of the great adventure stories, up there, almost, with Treasure Island.
A fascinating account of how world war one began. funny, appalling, extraordinary stories of the men and women who brought the world to Armageddon. And very well read.
This is a gripping story, superbly told in uncluttered prose, about aviation, love and religion. The performance is splendid, all the accents spot on, and the overall effect totally satisfying. You are carried along by the adventure, and in the end, as well as being entertained and moved, you realise you've been thinking about the big questions, like what we believe and why we believe it. Highly recommended!
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