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Catherine Ensslen

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The Last Battle audiobook cover art

Can't put it into words

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I don't even know how to review this because I am still speechless. There are no words to describe the ending to an incredible series. Patrick Stewart's performance was incredible and I hope he narrates more books. That's literally all I can think of to say because I am simply speechless.

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Excellent book but Claire Danes is meh

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

This book is a must read, especially in this day and age. The book has gotten a lot of hype so I'm not really going to review the book. Either you're interested or your not. You're missing out if you don't read it but, hey, that's on you. My review is of the audiobook narration.
I would NOT put this down as a "must listen to" (like I did with my review of Molina's Treasure Island). Claire Danes is blah. She doesn't create any voice inflections and doesn't differentiate between characters. I felt that some lines lost their impact because of how she read them. I am not sure why the producers thought she would be s good choice as a narrator or why no one stopped her after the first chapter and said "you're supposed to be entertaining people, not putting them to sleep." I finished this audiobook because I don't have a whole lot of time to read. I am, however, in my car a lot so if I want to "read" a book, I have to get it on audio. If I did have time to read, I'd have returned this audiobook almost immediately and just stuck read it. I wish producers would test people before they let them narrate books. Don't go by "big" names. Go by what they actually sound like reading the book. If you're constantly checking your phone because you're bored in the sound booth, you probably should get a new narrator.

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A Shadow Bright and Burning audiobook cover art

Fantastic

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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: 05-29-17

I didn't know what to expect when I listened to this book but I absolutely loved it!! The narrator was fantastic and the ending made me eager for book 2!

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I hope more people read/listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Beautifully written work about 3 men who played key roles in the shaping of the United States, 2 of whom are often forgotten by history. A must read for any Revolutionary War/history fan. Easy to listen to-the narrator was great-and flows really well. Whether you're a historian or just a history fan, I think everyone will enjoy this work.

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Treasure Island fan my entire life but...

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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: 04-04-17

THIS narration was like nothing I have ever heard before! I want Alfred Molina to narrate every audiobook I ever listen to for the rest of my life. He brought a novel that I've read and reread over and over again to life in a whole new way. I have recommended this audiobook to everyone who is interested in pirates. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this audiobook.

A Feast for Crows audiobook cover art

Narrator was good, plot line was terrible

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I didn't like the narrator when I stared listening to this series but he has significantly grown on me. The plot line of this book made it unbearable to get through. Nothing happens for essentially the entire book. I fail to see he point of this entire novel.

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Just alright

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

This book was not nearly as good as the first. I'm still not a fan of the narrator but he is growing on me. I loved the first book so much that this one ended up being slightly disappointed. Not bad, still interested me but it definitely took me longer to get through.

An Echo in the Bone audiobook cover art

Narrator saves the book

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

The narrator is the only thing that makes this book bearable. I wish Davina narrated every audiobook ever.

Endless Knight: Arcana Chronicles, Book 2 audiobook cover art

Great narrator!

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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: 08-04-16

I really liked this narrator! All the voices she did for the character fit. I don't know Cajun accents that well but she sounded like she did Jack's accent well!

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Greet story but the narrator is ehh

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

The story itself is of course awesome. I am glad I listened to it. However, the narrator could have been better. Some of the voices he chose to do, such as the voice he gave Tyrion, do not fit the characters.