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  • Black Chalk

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christopher J. Yates
    • Narrated By Peter Brooke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    One game. Six students. Five survivors. It was only ever meant to be a game. A game of consequences, of silly forfeits, childish dares. A game to be played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University. But then the game changed: the stakes grew higher and the dares more personal, more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round.

    Wendy says: "Why The Annoying Fake English Accent?"
    "Why The Annoying Fake English Accent?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'd use a real English narrator, not an American faking a 'posh' Brit accent. He gets it wrong!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I'm still listening. It's very good.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By faking a 'posh' English accent. Why not get an English narrator to do it? Very few Americans can pull off an English accent convincingly- but most Americans can't tell a fake English accent from a real one, and I suppose the publishers are more interested in keeping American audiences happy.


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  • Complicity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Iain Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy of tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper. The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago - only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he'd care to admit.…

    Wendy says: "Slow DOWN!"
    "Slow DOWN!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Complicity? What did you like least?

    I'm only halfway though it but the plot is good and I like Iain Banks' novels.


    Would you recommend Complicity to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if you can cope with someone who's reading as if they're racing to the finish line.


    What didn’t you like about Peter Kenny’s performance?

    He reads too fast and in a rather jaunty tone of voice that doesn't really suit the story. I thought my music player was on double speed.


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