"Infuriating background music"
A good book completely ruined by loud, tedious and completely inappropriate music throughout the whole story.
Amazing work from the narrator, doing all the characters' voices sound so distinct and all the different ways of talking. The sound effects were also spot on, and the author's style and word choices are superb! An utterly delightful listen, I will certainly recommend this audiobook to everyone I know!
I just want to listen to this at least once whilst having a printed copy of the book in front of me, as there was unfortunately a few words I couldn't understand, even after repeating some passages a number of times...
"Very strange and very enjoyable"
I don't normally like audiobooks with music and sound effects, but it worked very well in this instance. The story was even weirder than I had heard, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Edward Woodward gives a masterful narration of this classic Thurber fairy tale with marvellous portrayals of the different characters, bringing the whole to life just as one expects of the best audio book reader actors.
The audio book also has a sound track and sound effects accompanying the reader throughout, which is the first time I have come across this. I was not sure I liked it at first, but having listened to the whole tale quite a few times now I find I like it very much.
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