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Would you try another book from Arthur Conan Doyle and/or Barnaby Edwards?
Yes, The author is brilliant and the narrator added appropriate amounts of dramatic performance to make this an enjoyable listen.
If you’ve listened to books by Arthur Conan Doyle before, how does this one compare?
A bit less than what I had expected. It seemed more like a small scene in a larger story and barely worthy of existing on its own. Trivial might be a good description of the story. Entertaining in spots - yet still inconsequential.
Which scene was your favorite?
Challenger's blustering argument with - well, about everyone.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
The story is so short and trivial, it might make a Twilight Zone episode, but that's about it. Pay to see it, probably not.
Any additional comments?
A somewhat interesting morning in the life of a far more interesting character. I had hoped for something better for the Professor's final story appearance. Interesting if you are a Challenger fan, but beyond that, probably not worth your time.
Would you listen to The Disintegration Machine again? Why?
I've listened to it twice, actually. It's not my most favourite among the professor Challenger stories but it's performed so masterly that I felt like listening to it (and enjoying it) one more time.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Edward Malone has been my favourite character in this series of stories since I first got to know him when I was a child and read "The Lost World". I've always loved Malone for his gentleness and kindness, and Barnaby Edwards portrays him in such a beautiful way - so gently and softly... Barnaby's manner of speaking, the tone of his voice (just the way Malone's voice has always sounded in my head!) - everything in the performance conveys Ed's personality so perfectly! And I loved that slight difference between two Malone's voices - in dialogues and in the narrator's remarks. (In all fairness I must say that the other characters were performed quite as well as Malone.)
Have you listened to any of Barnaby Edwards’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have listened to some of his other performances. Every performance is unique and absolutely masterful.
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