poor sound quality made this difficult to listen to in the car. dialog was often buried in treble or bass. sound effects between chapters and during action sequences was terribly loud. dramatization lacked nuance of the novel
They have added a lot of sound effects to the reading of this book. The sound effect are extremely loud, and the reading of the actual book very faint. If I did not want my hearing blown to pieces by the sound effects I had to turn down the volume so that I couldn't hear what the narrator was saying.
I got 15 minutes into the book before I gave up. I feel cheated!!
The sound effects were unnessary and very annoying. they were too load and to here the story you have to constantly turn the volume up and down. Don't buy this read the book instead.
I am not sure why, but the equalizer must have been skipped here as the sound effects are LOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUD and especially annoying as you have to crank up the volume to hear the voice actors. --- I read the initial book years ago, so I thought a theatric version of all 3 books would be great... I stopped listening two separate times due to this annoyance. I tried different speakers/headphones and re-downloading the audio book. Just plain crap quality.
Apply equalizer balancing to all your audio books.
The performances were very good but the sound quality wasn't up to par. That would be my only drawback to it.
The listening experience was dreadful. I made it through the first hour, then realized that I simply couldn't take any more. It sounded as though someone was recording the audiobook by playing back a reel-to-reel tape. I've never heard of an audiobook with this poor quality sound. In my opinion, Audible should remove it from the catalogue.
You see that it costs $2 and say, "hey, why not". Well, because even if you paid $2 for a pound of manure, does that mean you want it in your living room?
The sound mixing on this piece is simply unlistenable.
It's a classic. I loved the books
There's a reason why this story is a classic. The acting is good. However I found that the chapter breaks and some of the special effects were excessively loud and hurt my ears. A rebalancing of the audio amplitudes would make this easily a five.