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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5.0 out of 5 stars David Jason is amazing!, 19 July 2013
This audio book was judiciously abridged, to contain everything I wanted and one needs from a shortened version of this classic, and Jason is amazing. A wonderful actor reading a wonderful story.
Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Talking&hellip by Anne Bronte
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 19 July 2013
I felt this audio version of Anne Bronte's classic was injudiciously abridged, leaving out very parts while including a long, rather circular conversation that - while a fine example of Anne's writing that is right for the full text - could have been omitted to make way for significant plot points. The two actors read very well, and I don't wish to decry them - they did make the story entertaining, and can't be blamed for the abridgement. Unfortunately I felt that their voices weren't quite right for the parts. Helen in particular did not sound young enough. Overall I was disappointed.
The Night Dance: A Retelling of "The Twelve Dancin&hellip by Suzanne Weyn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but good, 21 Aug 2012
After reading many more of the books in the Once Upon a Time series, I found this one a little disappointing. The story isn't told as well, being rushed in places, and the narrative can get rather static. It's entertaining, and an essential part of the collection. However, it is far below Suzanne Weyn's usual standard. The other two books of hers in the series I have read are historical stories - both excellent - whereas this is straight fantasy, which I think is not her forte.

This works as a sequel to the Camlet legends. I liked this aspect, although I think Morgan is one of the many aspects the author could have done more with. It's an enjoyable tale, and a nice take on both… Read more

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