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Christina Hardyment
The Times (London), July 2016

Scott is famously a page-turning read, and the dialect of some of the characters, which makes the eye stumble over the page, is stirringly and smoothly projected by Seán Barrett’s at-a-gallop narration. © 2016 The Times (London)

William Mingin
AudioFile, October 2015

Narrator Sean Barrett doesn’t let early-nineteenth-century verbiage bog down Scott’s tale of adventure involving a London merchant’s son, a Highlands rover, and Jacobite plots. Nonetheless, his reading does convey the immersive, comforting pleasure of books of the period. He is skillful in supplying appropriate emotions, acting various parts, varying voices, and maintaining an excellent pace. He also exhibits remarkable skill and sensibility in varying the accents and the thickness of the dialect not only among characters, but also within individual character’s speeches, when indicated. His reading will be richly satisfying to fans of the period. © 2015 AudioFile Read complete review

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