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An acceptable reading of a favourite book - but why do siblings all raised together in one family have accents ranging from RP to cod French, via Liverpool and Mummerset?! The impression given is that the narrator did not understand what he was reading...
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This tongue-in-cheek story by Diana Wynne Jones is a real delight; fantasy lovers will recognise all their favourite ingredients in a very different mix.
Jonathan Broadbent as the reader does pretty well on the whole, though some of the (director's?) decisions are a little weird. The story revolves around a large family, and various members are differentiated by regional accent. This no doubt helped the reader keep track, but it does seem a bit of a stretch! Particularly odd is the choice for Colette -- she gets a French (!) accent, presumably because of her name, even though she is simply another family member. And I did find myself wishing someone had bothered to look up the pronunciation of "stasis" (nothing to do with stars!).
Still, those are just niggles; overall, a most enjoyable weekend listen.
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