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What made the experience of listening to Island in the Sun the most enjoyable?
The detailed and obviously knowledgeable portrayal of a small society at a particular period of British colonial history
Who was your favorite character and why?
This doesn't seem to me a very useful question to ask about a book once one has passed the age of 8.
Would you be willing to try another one of Alex Hyde-White’s performances?
Only if the book was set in America or if most of its principal characters were American.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No about an hour at a time seems right.
Any additional comments?
For any British listener, and I would imagine most of those who want to listen to this book will be British, it is rather spoiled by the narrator's complete inability to imitate even one natural British accent. Most of these public-school educated British colonial administrators and settlers are made to speak in a register which moves uneasily between Yorkshire, Irish, cockney and some other unidentifiable Northern accent. As a book I enjoyed it, but as a narrated book it is disappointing.
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