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Once again, Michael Jayston's reading is superb!
So much so that I am hesitant to purchase the latest from Alexander Kent because Michael is not the reader.
Kent's novels make for great company as I cover my weekly 1,000+ kilometres!
I found the change in the pronunciation of the lead Character's Name, somewhat annoying and quite mystifying. Having been accustomed to hearing it a particular way, I cannot understand why the same reader would suddenly change it.
The other minor annoyance is the fact that not all Kent's Books with Richard Bolitho, appear to be in Audio form. This leaves gaps in the continuity of Richard Bolitho's career!
Having said that, I would not hesitate to recommend the Books to anyone!
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Story was compelling but not at the same level as the earlier ones in the series.
1. first half was almost entirely personal drama with minimal sea/war strategy.
2. Graphic love scenes, while fitting for this book, seem out of place in the series and are far outside my personal reading interest.
3. transitions in the book were often difficult to follow and I had to rewind frequently to figure out what was happening by filling in missing steps myself (I am sure the audio version made this more pronounced).
4. While not a major issue, the narrorator changed the pronunciation of Bolitho, this was distracting and a bit frustrating.
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I'm only a few chapters into the book but it is really grating on me to the extent that I'm not listening to the story but waiting for the next time I hear "Boleetho". It's beyond me why after listening to 16 or 17 books, the way in which the name of the main character is pronounced has to change. This one might have to be returned! Others might find this to be of no consequence, perhaps it's just me - I'm not sure.
Good story but a bit disconcerting to hear the main character name pronounced differently from all the other books. Didn't Sound anything like David Jayston reading it yet at the end it did say he was reading it?