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C. Miller

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Always a fun author!

I have listened to several of the author's books (and read one of them in print).

My college training was in foreign languages and literature, classics, and linguistics.

And John McWhorter is always a delight to read. his reading voice is fun and interesting. And his content is concise, analytical, and fun, often unexpectedly so.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Superb -- in both content and delivery !!!

I have long been a fan of McWhorter, after first reading "Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English".

This short lecture is equally satisfying, and thoroughly enjoyable!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Eros & Psyche done justice...or is it mercy?

This is by far my favourite work by C.S. Lewis. And Lewis himself thought the same.

Anyone familiar with his other works, of any and all genres, can sense the genius (and subtle, but more perfect, presence) in this one.

His reworking of the original Cupid and Psyche from the ugly sister's POV is satisfying and revealing.

Nadia May does a very good job as narrator.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Good because not dramatized

King James Version.

Solidly good performance.

Not marred by any overdramatization as some recordings are.

And reasonably priced.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Bikel is best; Tabori is good but a bit "dramatic"

All in all, this is a very good recording.

Generally, I don't prefer background music, but for a recording that has it, this is good.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Excellent

I would not have thought I would have enjoyed this, but I was wrong -- Jim Dale has the perfect voice for it. Nice fit.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Excellent Narrator

Where does A Quest of Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle.

Would you be willing to try another book from Morgan Rice? Why or why not?

Yes. Although I do find that "too much" happens in "too short" a time, nevertheless there was enough to make it interesting, and the $1.99 price for the audiobook (because already owning the Kindle version free) was worth it.

What does Wayne Farrell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was skeptical about this audiobook, until I heard Wayne Farrell. He was well chosen. Does a solid job. And I was impressed with how well he could differentiate characters without resorting to any overdramatics.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If the activity allowed it, perhaps.

Any additional comments?

The marketing plan of offering a free Book #1 on Kindle, and then a $1.99 upgrade to Audiobook on Audible was a smart choice.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Ugh !!!

Really? What were they thinking?

Truly bizarre recording.

No words can describe how awkward this was.

Terrible. Awful.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Good quality: No frills, No overdramatization

Obviously, the King James Version of Romans is excellent.

But the narration is also very good quality. It is solidly articulated, without silly dramatizing.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Top Notch Performance

I love the King James Version, and the KJV Proverbs. The English is magnificent.

And the the narrator, Tabori, has a voice equal to the task.

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