I only have about 60 audible books under my belt so far but I already have a small list of favorite narrators. Poor narration can really hurt a good story.
In this case, True Grit is a fun story but I really don't like the narration. The lip smacking, lack of emotion and what sounds like a microphone clicking on and off were just too distracting for me to really enjoy this story.
Looking for complex, believable characters, an engaging storyline, and good narration! Fan of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, and horror.
Hands down one of the best audiobooks ever! The story alone is fantastic, but Donna Tartt's narration brings it to life. Her voice is captivating.... Some reviews have mentioned that it was hard to listen to a woman portraying male characters. I do not agree. Her voice has an androgynous quality; it could easily be a young boy telling the story. I never wanted it to end. I especially enjoyed hearing DonnaTartt's essay at the end of the novel. I haven't stopped talking about this audiobook, or Donna Tartt, since I first hit the play button. Listen to the audio sample and make your own decision about Donna's unique voice.
By now, everyone should know about this gem. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because the narrator read the book in the voice of the 14 year old girl, when in reality the story is being told by a 40+ year old woman remembering back to when she was 14.
I listen while doing those tasks when I don't need to be mentally engaged all the time. If I miss something I listen all over again.
One of my first audio books - and now I think I'm hooked.
I listen while driving. When I review, I'm much more apt to discuss the performance than the content. Sometimes, a bit of both.
Good recording! Great reading. Donna Tartt, who's read the book herself a bazillion times, is spot on with her vocal characterization. I'm almost afraid to see the movies now!