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By Alison Towers on 19-08-16
Would you try another book written by Rick Jones or narrated by Russ Offenbach?
Not by Russ O, no way!
Would you recommend Vatican Knights to your friends? Why or why not?
Truly dreadful. No.
Would you be willing to try another one of Russ Offenbach’s performances?
No. Not in this millennium. Early Hollywood narrator style. Hollywood Heroic. Every word separate, slowly and clearly enunciated, and flat toned, with pseudo majesty, and the intonation and expression strained to breaking point. Cant find the words to tell you how awful this narrator really is.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
A reasonably exciting adventure tale with a fascinatng premise of a Vatican SAS, but it really doesnt manage to pull off especiallty in audio. Going to try just reading it next time round, and maybe it will come to life.
Any additional comments?
Please do not, ever, ever again, ever use this type of narrator for entire books again in the UK. He may be OK to introduce Dragnet or Flash in overly dramatic tones, but he is narrating this, an entire novel, in the same tones in all seriousness. I demand a British version for those of us raised on Dench, Smith, Branagh, Kitchen, and the rest of the host of professional British artists because listening to this version is pure unmitigated torture and agony.
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