A grisly collection of despicable crimes told by some of the world's best writers.
Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks
I would love to listen to them, but not with this narrator. I love short stories, but am appalled to discover that the majority of the Audible short stories are narrated by this dreadful reader. I was unable to get very far, although I have gone back to this 3 or 4 times, because each time I am defeated by the quality of the reading.
Anyone else reading it. What does Cathy Dobson think she is doing? It sounds each time as though it is the first time she has ever seen the sentences, and she has no idea whether she should sound amused, horrified or simply bored. She has a harsh voice, which makes it difficult in any event, but she also puts pauses in extraordinary places. The problem is that her reading gets between the listener and the story.
Variety, scene and setting.
What on earth is Cathy trying to do? Is she attempting to recreate prewar cockney? If so, she tends to sound more like someone with a severe case of flu. I am sure she can read well, I don't want to be destructive or negative, but the golden rule in every form of art is *avoid affectation*.
A different narrator; this lady's rasping voice makes this unpleasant listening. I also think a variety of narrators would have made this more enjoyable. The choice was my fault entirely. I recognised the names of most of the authors but I had forgotten how outdated and wordy our language used to be. The stories now of course at times seem very old fashioned, like watching black and white grainy films.I now appreciate the phrase 'plain English'. I am really struggling to get through the first half of this download.
I'm sorry to be so negative, I'm sure other listeners will appreciate them more fully.
"Reader is ill-suited for the material"
A narrator with more experience weaving a storyline.
I do not know --- I couldn't get past the narrator's inability to craft comprehensible sentences.
I'm beating a dead horse here. Wrong narrator for the content.
I couldn't get that far.
I'm kicking myself for not listening to the preview. I promise this will never happen again.
"Narrator too distracting"
I tried a couple hours worth of this book but I just couldn't get pass the narrator's accent and the way she draws out her words. stories are potentially good but I just could not focus.
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