What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I'm 45 minutes in, I have about 8 hours to go, and I want to give up. The reading is unendurable. It's flat, monotonous and rife with poor phrasing. Perhaps a different reader would help, but I'm really struggling to stay interested in the story so I can't offer an opinion on whether it's worth trying to save.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
At time the reading sounds like a computerised voice, I kept thinking of the "fitter, happier, more productive" voice from Radiohead's 'OK Computer.'
The type of story that transports you to a totally different place. Reader was good but had a bit of a Northern accent. This didn't bother me but I suggest you listen to the sample to make sure it's ok for you.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Fascinating story and well read.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The book was recommended and I saw two high reviews and one low. I should have listened. The story was interesting but the narrator was so nasal and monotone that he made the story sound boring. It was hard to stay interested in the book with the narrator so flat. I spent good money so I stuck it out. Very disappointing to have spent this money.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
The story is good enough, but the narrator reads like a telephone robot. It seems he's not engaged in the story and his odd emphases make the listener flinch.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful