Wells' classic tale would hold up remarkably well were it not for the ham-handed narration on this title. Munro's delivery is so stilted and fraught with pauses at all the wrong places that it was difficult to finish this title. Possibly the most poorly narrated audiobook I've encountered. At first I thought this was some sort of glitchy text-to-speech experiment, but I am left to wonder whether an automated reader might have done a better job.
After finishing the title, I am left wishing I could travel in time so that I could get my $0.49 back. Guess you get what you pay for...
Pretty much anyone. Lesson learned: listen to a sample of the narration before purchase.
I read a few reviews about the narrator being bad and I do not agree. While he is no Scott Brick, I thought he did a nice job on a good story that was well written. I got this title for less than a dollar so it would be hard for me to bash for the price
Enjoyed this immensely. The classic books are exquisite and timeless. Thank you for bringing this to Audible.
No. This is an excellent story- I returned to my kindle and enjoyed it there.
No. Initially it was the low timbre and fairly flat register which I found hard to listen to, but then all the strange pauses and disjointed phrases. I had to switch off.
Read it yourself. It's worth it. Failing that sample a few other readers to find a more workable performance.
There were times he bordered on robotic. Some of the sentences were so unnatural I had to re-listen to them.
The narrator speaks in phrases not sentences, making his complete thought hard to follow.
The plot and characters
A. Monro speaks in halting phrases, not complete sentences, making his thought hard to follow. No variation of inflection.
I did see the movie.
Skip this narrator. Spend a little more for a better story teller.