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Was really looking forward to hearing this as have come across the story in various Stuart history books and fancied listening to something a bit macabre in the run-up to Hallowe'en, not disappointed by the book itself but the narration has driven me a bit mad - Maggie Mash has a lovely voice but for some reason every single historical quote (and they happen very often as you would expect) is delivered in a strange croaky stage voice - often in regional accents - which I found deeply distracting and a bit ridiculous at times. Others may not find it an issue and it's quite possible I'm being fussy but I really did find the delivery distracting me from the words themselves which is a real shame.
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The book itself is fantastic and incredibly interesting. However, the narrator (Maggie Mash), has an odd habit of reading quotes in a weird and croaky voice... No matter whom she is pertaining to be - a judge, aristocrat, farmer, housewife or servant - she reads as if they have some sort of demented laryngitis that comes across as childish and ridiculous at times which is incredibly frustrating and off putting; not to mention that it undermines the academic value of this awesome book.