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Scrivener's Moon

By: Philip Reeve
Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
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Summary

The Scriven people are brilliant, mad - and dead. All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete - a giant city on wheels. New London terrifies the rest of the world, and an army of mammoth-riders gathers to fight it. Meanwhile, young Fever Crumb begins a hunt for Ancient technology in their icy strongholds. She finds a mysterious black pyramid full of secrets. It will change her world forever. Scrivener's Moon follows Fever Crumb and A Web of Air to complete one of the most exciting and inventive fantasy adventures series ever recorded for audio.

©2012 Philip Reeve (P)2012 Scholastic, Inc.

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Great book ruined by narrator😟

Poor narrator, loved author's narration of first book in series and Jenny Agutter good too, but am sad to say l feel this narration felt forced, everything over pronounced every other word seems to be read as if underlined or with an exclamation mark.
Hope this book will be released again with Philip Reeve as narrator or just anyone better!

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Narration

The excellence of Garth Nix's work is without question but how on earth could Audible allow such an inept reader to narrate it

Sarah Coomes has no feeling for this book and is obviously unaware of the power of the material that she presents. Her intonation can be compared to that of a foreign language student where the end of every statement end with an up-tilted ,questioning tone.

I looked forward to the release of this audio book for so long but was nearly brought to tears by the narration. There are so many excellent narrators in your stable.

Please, Audible, listen to this yourselves and never do this to me again.

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Such a shame

This is such a shame, I have enjoyed all the other audible books in this series and in Mortal Engines, but I couldn’t even get 2 chapters into this before turning it off.

The reading is just terrible, random words during each sentence are annoyingly extended or over exaggerated

Was really looking forward to hearing the end of this series, so disappointed

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Struggled with narration

Sorry to say the narration was awful struggled my way through Philip reeve should have narrated all the books for consistency

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great story but didn't enjoy narrator change

Was disappointed that the narrator made characters sound really posh. This created discrepancy between this book and the rest of the series.

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Great story, dreadful narration

I am so sorry Sarah Coomes, but this was not one of your best performances. This story and book is ruined by a janky, weird pronunciation of words, really bad character adaptation and some pretty jarring sentence cadence. That coupled with some really, really bad accents, means I came so close to abandoning this book after the first chapter.

She has obviously not read any of the other books and the production team putting this together failed to give any guidance. I felt the characters portrayed here, are totally different to the ones established in the first 2 books. This is an interesting insight into how the narrator influences characters.

The final book in the Fever Crumb series deserves better than this. That being said, the writing didn't disappoint and a great read all the same, making this a solid book. Shame about the narration.

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A shame to end the series with this reading

The reading is distractingly bad. I have several times stopped listening because of it but ultimately wanted to hear how the story ends. I considered just buying a physical book to avoid the reading but I want to listen while travelling.

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An enjoyable series

I love the world the Philip Reaves has created and this book often had me thinking over parts throughout the day in between listening sessions.

I was worried that the performance was going to be poor based on the other reviews, but I found it enjoyable and easy to listen to. I did have to slow it down to 1.1 speed, instead of 1.4 which is what I listened to the other at. The recording didn't seem quite as good as the other books, but the performance was still good.

Really enjoyed the ties and connections to the mortal engine series, something to look out for when listening.

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Great listen worth the time iffy voice over

the book is well worth the time to listen to however after the previous 2 the voice actress on this one was a let down

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Really Enjoyed this

I love this writer and actually this narrator - i was surprized to read the criticisms below. Her other books are amazing - she has a really lovely voice and tells stories beautifully - so, while she doesn't sound comfortable on this book, she would have had a director. The final recording style and how the voices are characterised is up to them not her. So perhaps she didnt feel comfortable with what she was being asked to do? It does happen. And the sound quality on this book overall isn't my favourite -I can't put my finger on it, but maybe sounds a bit tinny? But I still really enjoyed it.

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