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The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1 | [Sally Gardner]

The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1

France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.
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France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

©2007 Sally Gardner; (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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    nevina Roxbury, CT, United States 09-11-08
    nevina Roxbury, CT, United States 09-11-08 Member Since 2006

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    "Brilliant!"

    I never listen to abridgements on principal. When I listened to this I didn't realise it was abridged. It was only when I noticed "The Red Necklace" listed as a new addition and for 2 credits that I realised what I had done. I may have to revise by "rule" regarding abridgements. This is an astounding, historical fiction novel written primarily for the Young adult market. Don't let that put you off. You will love this tale of adventure , suspense, magic and friendship. I bought it because my son (9) is interested in the time period and there is a dearth of material on this subject for children. Because of the subject matter I previewed it and decided very quickly that it was a little mature for a 9 year old boy, but much to my son's annoyance I did not stop listening. This is one of the best audio download decisions I have made. I have not heard the narrator of the full unabridged 2 CREDIT version, so I can't compare but Tom Hiddleston does a brilliant job with this book. I just cant imagine anyone performing this story better than he did. I am going to listen to it again very soon. I very rarely do that. Definitely credit worthy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea London, United Kingdom 11-11-13
    Andrea London, United Kingdom 11-11-13
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    "Absolutely superb!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I will and I have


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ooo thats hard I fell in love with so many of the characters good and bad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That's a hard question. I cant really pick one as there where so many that were so moving and others that were genius and funny. The ones that moved me the most was Topolain's last stand, the bravery gave me shivers. Another one was Sido's scene when she pulled her self together and walked with her head high to face her judgement.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes definitely. It took me 2 days to listen to it. I listened to it everywhere, even in the shower and fell asleep to it at night. I will most defiantly listen to it again.


    Any additional comments?

    The performance was superb! I connected with all of the characters could not have imagined that it was read by only one person.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicola
    Southend on Sea, United Kingdom
    8/23/12
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    "Step into history..."

    This is wonderful!! I'll be honest I bought this purely based upon the fact that the audio version is read by the delectable Tom Hiddleston and boy does he make it entertaining! His wonderful and varied accents breathe such life into the characters.
    The story itself is beautifully written, not knowing a great deal about the French revolution myself, Sally Gardner lets you almost taste history with her wonderful descriptions and colourful cast of characters.
    I have such fondness for Yann and Sido and their respective path in and out of each other’s lives. Tetu is the kind of guardian you could almost wish for and both the marquis and dastardly Kalliovski are interesting and scary in different ways.
    Perfection!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kerie
    OsterleyUnited Kingdom
    9/20/10
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    "Luscious narration ..."

    Tom Hiddleston has the most wonderful voice for audio (and the talent / looks for so many other things) - I long to hear he's recorded more than just this rather good tale of the Revolution. Much, much appreciated ..!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    6/29/12
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    "Truly seductive narrator"

    I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and kept me in suspense but the credit is largly down to Mr Hidleston's voice. I was hooked from the moment he read the title and like the reviewer before said it is a shame there is not more on her read by him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Batwench
    St Bees, Cumbria
    4/8/13
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    "Enjoyable"

    I will admit that the reason I bought this book was to have Tom Hiddleston whispering in my ear. However, saying that I have listend to this version of the book twice as I actually got really into the characters and the story. There are times when you can tell this this is an abridged version as the story seems to 'jump' and the flow is lost. Characters are well thought out and from what I know about this location and period in history the author has done some good research to place the characters and story in the correct context. I have added the unabridged version of this book and book 2 to my wish list so I can find out what happens next, even if the velvet tones of Mr Hiddleston are not caressing my ears.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Susan McConnell
    Gortin, Omagh, Co Tyrone
    12/1/13
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    "Silken Caress of the Ear"
    What does Tom Hiddleston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tom Hiddleston's narration of this book is perfection. His voice is like a silken caress of the listener's ear. Hiddleston has a gift for voicing a variety of characters, switching between different accents, genders and ages with apparent ease.


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst this is a children/young adult book, the story is sufficiently interesting and well-written to capture the imagination of the adult listener as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    London, United Kingdom
    4/23/13
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    "Surprisingly Gripping"

    I have to confess that I bought this solely for the pleasure of Tom Hiddleston's dulcet tones alleviating the tedium of this years lambing.

    It took me a few attempts to get into and the magic is a little far fetched but I found myself hooked and wanting to know what happens in Book 2.

    In the hands of a less able narrator however, it would probably not have been so enjoyable. Mr H gets full marks.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Burnham
    London.
    5/27/13
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    "Oh dear!"

    For me an audio book stands or falls to a large extent on the quality of the reading and this one failed to win me over because of the narration.

    The Red Necklace appears to be aimed primarily at someone several decades younger than myself but that would not in itself be a problem. Indeed it’s quite an entertaining yarn.

    Unfortunately I gave up half way through solely because of Tom Hiddleston’s narration, it was that poor. It reminded me too much of the over enthusiastic reading of the amateur. I hate to be critical, Tom is a fine actor, but this proves yet again that a good actor does not automatically make a good reader.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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