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Atlanta, GA, United States
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Excellent narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-19

This is a great story, but what was really amazing was the narration of Adjoa Andoh. The book has characters of many nationalities and mixed nationalities, and she hits the accents spot on.

Moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A moving story of the effects of war on young men as well as the futility of a war without reasonable objectives.

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Imaginative and well written

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

In a genre (fantasy) with so many books that are derivative, it's nice to get an original story.
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Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-12

I cannot think of any writer other than Phillip K. Dick who has the imagination of Neil Gaiman. His stories are recognizably his but each is totally unique. You never know what to expect and are always pleasantly surprised.

Gaiman is also quite good as a narrator. However, the occasional sound effects, like the reverb in the background of some of the conversations, often made it difficult to understand what was being said.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Good story but hard to understand

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-11

I'm a Tad Williams fan and this story does not disappoint. However, I have problems with the narration. Dick Hill is great with all of the different voices. Unfortunately, the grunts, coughs, laughs, whispers, and exaggerated accents sometimes make it very difficult to understand what he is saying. I've noticed this with some other narrators. I wish they would understand that while the acting can enhance the audiobook experience, it should not detract from the reading of the story. In this case, I will have to forgo the audiobook versions of the rest of this series and read them myself.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful