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Sylvia Karingada

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Profound Wisdom

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Reviewed: 18-12-19

Timeless words of Marcus Aurelius- as relevant in his times- the early decades of AD- is as of ours.

Richard Armitage is, as always, a joy to listen to! He brings depth of feeling to the performance. What a wonderful voice and diction!

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Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 17-08-19

Richard Armitage, an actor with an impossibly perfect diction, brings to life the breathless stammer of the heroine, Horatia, so realistically. We are also treated to the careless aristocratic drawl of the Earl, the nonchalance of Pelham, the rough uncouthness of highwayman to name just a few.

Amazing as to how he manages all these individual voices!

If you love Georgette Heyer Regencies, be sure to listen to this spellbinding (as always) performance by Richard Armitage!!

A Wonderful Listening Experience.

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Reviewed: 01-06-19

It would be too presumptuous of ANYONE to attempt a review of Dickens’ David Copperfield- this magnum opus is a great canvas, across which he portrays a wide spectrum of emotions and characters. The power of his writing is immense!

The narration by Richard Armitage is outstanding- as always! He gives each character his/her own unique voice, specific inflections and accents which are consistently maintained throughout the performance.

This book is quite long. It is a 36 hours long Audiobook - but do not be daunted. It is a veritable audio treat. Just listen to Richard Armitage voicing Mr. Creakle, Mr. Peggotty or Mr. Micawber. Or Dora or Aunt Betsy.
The man is a consummate, superbly talented genius! His acting and voice work training just shines in Audible fiction narrations.
Highly recommended!

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Beautiful book! Wonderful narration!

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Reviewed: 20-03-19

The beauty of language and landscape is captured so wonderfully in this book, as is the case with most works of Robert Macfarlane.

The narration by Roy Mcmillan enhances the beauty of the work. Calm, evocative, studied- his voice draws the listener into Macfarlane's wonderful tapestry of land and language and sounds.

I am someone who really had second thoughts whether audiobooks would work for me or not. Happy to be wrong.

Listening to Landmarks was a truly special experience!

Excellent Narration! As usual.

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Reviewed: 20-03-19

Sometimes words do fail to describe the wonderful and insightful narration which Richard Armitage brings to each project he undertakes! He does independent voices so well- the lazy drawl of English aristocrats, cultured tones of ladies, thick accents of Russians speaking English, rural accents, speech of maids, the roughness of a policeman's accent, the eagerness of a little boy, cockney accents...

It was a joy to listen to this talented actor read this book. Any book, actually. I will happily listen to the telephone directory or your household grocery list- if he reads it!

Highly recommended.

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Unforgettable Experience.

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

The story, brought so vividly to life by Richard Armitage, is so true to life and extraordinary. There is the horror of Auschwitz and Birkenau camps; but there is also the hope and survival and kindness. It is so life affirming.

Richard Armitage has done the narration so wonderfully well. Even though he is a native English speaker, he brought so many accents, voices, tones and emotions so wonderfully to life. It was a truly valuable experience- listening to him.

Just wonderful!

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Reviewed: 15-11-18

A lovely selection of poems.

The narration is excellent. The deep and expressive voice of Richard Armitage does absolute justice to these wonderful poems.

It is a joy to listen to him.

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