I should have chosen a version made for private listening. Increasing the volume did not make it any easier to listen as the volume range is too wide for a good listening. A Great story though.
The volume of beeps, boops, and dings are a LOT higher than the normal sound, making it painful to listen to at times. In addition, any time we hear a bit of the dictionary(for definitions), they put a *rasp* under it, which IS neat, but again, painful and difficult to listen to.
All in all, skip this version. I LIKE the actors but the rest makes this a bad experience. I am greatly disappointed, and not worth the money.
The dramatisation is great, and brings the book to life. The only criticism of the dramatisation is the rather loud interstitial noises between chapter.
Unfortunately, the book mostly sounds muffled, as if all the treble has been wound down. It sounds like it was recorded on a cheap compact cassette tape.
Impossible to follow, with weird oscillator-sounds dividing one scene from another, many passages inaudible, others too loud. Bad old-school British sound production all the way. Just awful.
BBC Radio multi-touch drama. Interesting presentation, but hokey sound effects (think original Star Trek). Some narrative would have helped in spots to carry the flow, but 7-plus hours were very enjoyable.
This audio book seems to be a recording of a BBC radio production. They have actual actors involved, which is cool. But the volume levels are all wonky. Dialogue can barely be heard at the maximum level but sound effects (think space lasers) are deafening at that volume. Not ideal for listening on a noisy train. If you can listen in your home with noise canceling headphones it should be OK. But it makes for a very annoying listening experience. Then again, at a cost of $2 what do you expect?
I have read this book before and it was great. Couldn't hear the audiobook well enough to follow what was going on. Poor sound quality.