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Would you consider the audio edition of The Name of the Star to be better than the print version?
Not sure, since I haven't read it.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Name of the Star?
I really liked the fact that for the first half it read like a realistic fiction book about boarding school life in England.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Nicola Barber?
On the fence. Her accents were good but her actual normal narration was really distracting. She over enunciated which was annoying.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
"Jack is back."
Any additional comments?
Fun, quick YA listen. Nothing overwhelmingly good, but decent writing and performance and intriguing storyline.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
How could the performance have been better?
The reader sounded like Eliza Dolittle. "The rain in Spain..." I found it hard to get into the story because it was like listening to a voice coach. All the T's and S's are so perfectly pronounced and enunciated, you can't for a second believe that it's a real person talking. Especially not a teenager. <br/><br/>Maybe is this woman narrated textbooks? But it just didn't fit with the story. I tried to get through it 3 different times before giving up.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Maureen Johnson is cool...I'll just have to read this book in paperback...I can't get through the audio.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was really intrigued by the premise of this book and enjoyed many aspects of the story which at times I was genuinely frightened by! As a story however I feel the flow of the book is separated into a before & after where characters who had been the main focus at the begining fade into the background in the second half. Overall it was a good story however my main issue with the audiobook was the British accents performed by the reader, which were inconsistent & very poor a shame for the book as there are readers who are capable of performing a range of British and American accents well and would distract less from the content of the text.