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Andrew Collings

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-13

A very good book

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Stefan Rudnicki is one of the few American voice artists I have found on this site that can really bring the books he is reading to life; his performance brings an edge and depth to the characters that is so often missing in audio books. Even his female characters are believeable without him having to resort to silly voices or the dull monotone of many of his counterparts (I REALLY wish they could get him to record the Honor Harrington books which, I found, were impossible to listen to).
Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-13

A Brilliant Story

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A wonderful story, wonderfully read by Tim Piggot-Smith, who brings a real depth of character to the different parts. The audio is also nice and clear. My one issue is that it is abridged; so much of the story is left out.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-13

Great book, dodgy audio

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I think Celia Imrie made a great narrator for this book - she really gets the female voices down pat. The male voices are not quite so good, but at least she dodnt descend to the silly, squeaky voices that are the stock-in-trade of so many voice artists.

The main issue is the varying audio quality - did they record some sections with a knitted microphone? it was so muffled I couldn't make it out sometimes. Great book if you can live with the patchy sound

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-13

A Good Book, But...

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Nigel Planers narration takes a little getting used to; his reliance on stock silly voices sometimes detracts from the story, but it's still better than a lot of other voice actors. The mispronounciation of some the names also grates (I always assumed 'Ptraci' was pronounced as 'Tracy' since Pratchett likes to juxtapose the exotic with the mundane), but again you get used to it. The main issue is the varying audio quality. At times it's like he's reading the book in slow motion through a sheet of cotton wool.
Great book, well read, indifferently presented. Recommended if you can live with the niggles

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-13

Very Enjoyable

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Great vocalisation from Stephen Briggs - he really catches the essence of Pratchett and Gaimans dry, black humour. Audio track was clear, which is always good news. Recommended

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