I LOVED the movie version of Stardust, and was delighted to find that it was based on a book. Sadly however, this is one of the few times (only 2 that I can think of, actually) where the book was NOT better than the movie. It turns out that some of the cleverest parts of the story were written in the screenplay... That being said, Neil Gaiman reads his story beautifully; it was a joy to listen to him.
I feel a little bad about the harsh rating for the narration, as I am certain that the narrator would be wonderful... IN THE RIGHT ROLE. I understand that James Marsters might have been unavailable, but the choice to use John Glover was criminally negligent. I would buy the audiobook again in half a heartbeat if they would re-record it with Spike narrating...
Incredibly entertaining series, and a wonderful narrator... until book 4. For some reason, Mr. Dotrice changed the voices he was using with several of the characters, and even changed the pronunciations of the their names. Very disconcerting. It's a shame he didn't listen to one of his earlier performances before starting the new book.
It's "Lord of the Rings" meets "The West Wing". Completely entertaining!
What's not to like?
Jamie Lannister. Detestable character, but incredibly compelling performance by Mr. Dotrice.
I had an extreme reaction alright: I LOVED THIS STORY!!!
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