Like all of John Douglas's true crime books, this is a fascinating read. Alas, narrator Jason Klav's personal vocabulary isnt up to the task. Its not just technical terms he mangles, but seemingly any word thats not used in everyday conversation. (Example: demolished building are "razed", pronounced like "raised". Klav's pronunciation is "razzed".) The truly amazing thing is that the producer didnt catch it and make him re-record those sections.
Still I recommend the book.... and that you try to take Klav's numerous bobbles as unintentional comedy, lightening some very dark material.
This is a prime example of why you should ALWAYS listen before you buy! Has Jason Klav ever watched a cop show or anything about the FBI? I don't think so. He mispronounces Quantico as Quanteeco and modus operandi as modis operandy. VERY annoying since these words are oft repeated in a novel by an FBI profiler. I haven't even finished yet and I'm almost beyond what I can stand. John Douglas tells an interesting story but PLEASE hire someone who knows the pronounciation of words to read it!
This is a great story however the narrator needs to learn how to pronounce words
Look up Quantico and learn how to pronounce it
While the material was great, the performance was fraught with mispronunciations such as 'Quantico', 'reticence', and 'Dulles' just to name a few. Either the narrator hasn't heard of any of these words or the editor missed them; or both.
The narrator needs to learn how to read. I was appalled by the mispronounced words in the book. It was so distracting that I could not follow the book. This one I'll have to read myself.
Love John Douglas! He tells a great story...but when the narrator of a book written by a former FBI agent fails to pronounce "QUANTICO" correctly, you know that's just the tip of the iceberg. Does no one test listen??? Good grief. I kept hollering at my phone random mis-spoke words. It's like misspelled words in a written book.... Somewhere an editor failed on the job.
I am sure I could enjoy the experience of listening to such a story if the narrator didn't sound so much like a robot. Mispronounced words and diction that is stiff and unfeeling totally disappointing.
He sounded like a robot. Mispronounced words and diction that is stiff and unfeeling totally disappointed me. This topic requires feeling to get the full effect of the story's magnitude.
I don't know of any. Didn't finish it because the narration was so bad.
Get this guy some emotions about his narration.