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Multiple times there are mistakes where a section is repeated. Apparently no one quality checked the final product.
The story and performance itself is fine.
What did you love best about Colonel Sun?
You can't go wrong with Kingsley Amis and Simon Vance's reading was flawless. However, entire passages were repeated as if (mind you I say "as if") it were a record skipping a groove. Jarring. Takes one out of the story. At least four instances that I noticed. Amateurish flaw by the audio team
What would have made Colonel Sun better?
Throughout the reading there are areas of repeated lines where they have done different takes. It really jars and disrupts the flow of the story.
What did you like best about this story?
Interesting and unique storyline
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Simon Vance?
Im not a fan of Simon Vance, his accents are questionable at best - for example one of the characters seems to fluctuate between Russian, Greek and American!? Martin Jarvis is the best Bond Narrator in my opinion.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Colonel Sun?
All the repeated sections!
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Having read the outstanding Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver and Solo by William Boyd - all superb Bonds, this was a poor relation in terms of plot, Bond "slickness" and narration. The narrator seemed to struggle with the range of accents as well as the female characters and made Bond sound akin to a Leslie Phillips type character. As they used to say on Mastermind, I started it so had to finish it.....but wished I hadn't bothered.
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