This could very well be the definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. Great fun.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
Boggy of Bucks
A classic book, deservedly so, but let down by narration that has the pace of a slow moving river. It may be a mood thing. Eventually I had to stop listening as I found it frustrating.
The narrators voice is lovely and the accents all sound to this Brit to be authentic deep South US. I just couldn't bear the hesitations and gaps and general sluggishness of it all. There are also one or two repeat starts to sentences which the editor has failed to notice.
I really enjoyed this book not just because of the obvious quality of the literature but the due to the superb narration. The reader, Jim Donaldson does such great voices in the wonderful dialect that it makes you just want to keep on listening. A really charming read.
I Highly recommend this book.
It was a little a hard to understand the speaker at times, but enjoyed his accents.
"A little slow and drawn out in spots."
Over all a delightful adventure. The narrator's voice was too gruff and deep for the roll of a young boy.
This was one of the first audiobooks I bought.
The book itself is amazing and I'm sure you can find better reviews somewhere else.
The narrator, on the other hand, was awful - I could not understand the words he was saying and had to rewind and listen again in the (vain) hope that I will get it. After 30 minutes I paused, checked reviews and worked out many others had complained of the same thing.
The experience taught me to read reviews before purchasing audiobooks. Lesson learnt.
I just loved it! Well done. Some editing flaws, but great performance by Jim Donaldson. I had forgotten what a great book this is. I will re-listen to this audio book for certain.
A great classic!! Only reason for the missing*are the editing errors found in the audiobook what I mean by this is how the reader repeats himself a few times.
"Don't love the narrator"
I don't know if we'll finish it. I got it to listen with my kids who usually love listening to books. However, the uneducated language along with the authors style of reading makes it pretty difficult for them to follow. This is a classic story that I love but I guess my kids just weren't ready for it!
Just don't love the twang in his voice, I know he's trying to work with the story but I'd rather just listen to a normal voice.
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