Actually, yes. As an American, I can't imagine the Yorkshire accents just from the printed word. Jim Dale's reading is quite excellent, though his James Herriot doesn't sound as Scottish as often described in the books.
That would be a spoiler.
Timing, accent, voices.
I found the characterizations provided by Luke Daniels to be delightful. I had to double-check that it wasn't actually multiple actors.
I found it to be a somewhat silly book, with overlong descriptions, but I liked the overall arc and the characters were fun despite the nerd stereotypes.
I have heard very few male readers do a female voice well; that was one of the things I really liked. He made it musical but in the same pitch as his usual voice. His accents and mannerisms were spot-on.
Some imaginary worlds are imposed upon you... and others you create yourselves. The real revenge of the nerds is living well.
There were several throwaway lines amid the interminable (yet helpful) descriptions that were really good -- my favorite was Gwen saying, "Actually, a woman can blame a man for trying. We do it all the time." That this was not followed up by "because most men don't take No for an answer" disappointed me, in a way, because I'm not sure that everyone reading the book would interpret it that way. Some things need to be spelled out.
Probably, but I'd need to have quiet weekends again
Catherine, without a doubt. Even when I wanted to laugh at her or smack her for wearing her naïveté like armor, she carried the book. And her enjoyment of everything she saw and felt wasn't just part of the description of the scenes, it was her.
The Black Rose.
I don't know, but the sets and costumes would have to be very good indeed in order to live up to their descriptions in the book.
Barbara Rosenblat deserves the introduction that Neil gives her here.
Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London. I love that I'm able to introduce this classic to the kids with his voice.
Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London.
Yes, but we've been saving it for car rides with the kids.
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