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If you like Mel Brooks and Get Smart, you will probably like Rod Gallowglass and his cohorts. I do and I have. I particularly loved the voice of Tuan (very Gene Wilder in Sliver Streak) and the high farce of the sound effects (like the Goons meet Holy Grail) that was brought to life by this production. Sure, the sound quality is not great at times (it drops out like someone recording stereo from one speaker), but this is such a small defect in an otherwise great fun production it would be wrong to over blow it. Regan provided great continuity, but Rod's voice stole the show (as it should). Big Tom was great too, as was Fess. Gwen was as fruity and spicy as the author intended. I thought this a great piece of radio theatre. It reminded me of sitting by the radio on Sunday evening with my Dad laughing out loud at the antics of Hancock, Milligan, Sellers and Co. It's not for those inclined to literature, or when you want something deep, but just fine any other wise or time. I only hope they do a few more in the Series.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about The Warlock in Spite of Himself? What did you like least?
The production of this audiobook was awful. The narrator was so much louder than some of the character voices that I had to adjust the volume. In some places the sound effects were so loud that I couldn't understand the dialog and some of the voices were so over done that, once again they were not understandable. A straight reading of the story would have been an improvement.
I did enjoy the story. It was not great literature but it was entertaining, the parts I could hear.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I have read all of the Warlock series so was delighted to find one finally come to Audible. These books are full of humour, emotion and adventure. This one is fully narrated and acted to a degree you rarely find in Audio Books from any source. I did find the narration a little fast but on a second listen found it not so bad. The only problem seems to be a failure to make all the sounds hearable but, given the plot, it is forgivable. Some things are meant to be background or far away noises but it does detract a bit when you need to hear what is being said. Overall, however, I rated this 5 stars because of the quality and characterisation. Try this, you won't regret it and I only hope more become available.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A brilliant series of books well written. I only hope more will appear from Audible.
Where does The Warlock in Spite of Himself rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This comes in right behind Terry Pratchett and Kevin Hearne both series I listen to again and again just like I listen to this book again and again, hoping for the day when the rest of the series gets to audio.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The horse that isnt a horse and his complete breakdowns in the face of the impossible.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
This is a daft question.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Check the headline for my review.
Any additional comments?
I wish I owned the entire series in any format. The humour in these stories is wonderful, and like i said brilliant old fashioned scifi adventure.