Is that too much to ask for a narrator with a Southern accent for a book set in New Orleans?
Ignatius, the Don Quixote of modernity.
Where to start . . .
This is one of the top books in the cannon of New Orleans literature. As a reader I both laughed at, and with, Ignatius' futile battles against modernity.
Please find another narrator for this Pulitzer Prize winning book.
I'm a truck driver so I essentially get paid (!) to listen to audiobooks for 9 hours per day. I average about 3 audiobooks books per week.
the book was great but the narrator was absolutely terrible. I found his ethnic accents to be very distracting. all the black characters and the one Latina all sounded like an offensive cliche of a Chinese accent for some reason. I believe ibwill skip any books that are read by this hack in the future. he very nearly ruined what was supposed to be a funny and satirical tale by turning the characters into crude stereotypes.
I laughed so hard in places it hurt. I am recommending this book to everyone I know!
This guy absolutely butchers the story line.
His reading is truly a disservice. i love my audio books but i have to say, read the book or find another narrator, this guy will only leave a giant pool of disappointment where dry wit and comical situations should leave you grabbing your sides trying to work out the stitch caused by uncontrolled laughter.
not worth a free listen
Ignatius for his "O fortuna!" attitude!
All of them- he is one of the best!
Myrna for sure! I have so many questions about her interest in Ignatius.
The characters are well developed and humorous. I live in New Orleans so it's great to understand where everything is taking place. However, the reader mispronounces ALL the street names and sounds more like Clark Gable than anything close to a Y'at. This book should totally be redone as an audiobook with someone from New Orleans reading it. The accent is so important with this book that it definitely made it incredibly distracting,
book of goddess
I loved hearing the book come to life. The narrator was excellent, so many great character voices.
I'm pretty fond of Miss Trixie: "I'm a very attractive woman!"
I would listen to this again. I've read the book 4 times. Comic gold classic!
Narrated beautifully, this book seems to stand up to the test of time. Although seemingly cursed with regard to a film version, the story and characters are very suitable for adaptation.