The narrator: very talented with her array of accents. The sound quality: GOOD (not perfect), the only thing is one can discern the volume and background static which changes levels periodically, presumably from when a master tape ended and another began during the digital conversion process. The clarity and speech is excellent. The plot: classic. Imagine what might happen if Gone with the Wind was written by Jane Austen - with certainly a twist in the ending. Book vs. Movie: The two are certainly different, the movie leaving out major plots of the book, and rewriting the ending. The movie misses the intention of Thackeray's book, read the book to get the author's point of the story.
There is a reason this book made history, it's captivating and touching. Those who enjoy Christian inspirational reading will also find this book very fulfilling. However, the choice of narrator is completely wrong for this story- he's a mix of a 1950's newscaster and William Shatner. Someone like Morgan Freeman would have been much better suited. Regardless, this book is a must read/listen.
The reader does a wonderful job- accents and pronounciations are superb. The story is fascinating, though I see why Disney wanted to rewrite the tragic ending. A bit of the description of Paris is rambling, without a map to help envision the locational references the author makes. Sound quality could be better, but it's not bad. A must read classic- highly recommended.
This book is a classic with food for thought- definitely some very interesting ideas that Dick had. However, the writing is a bit... confusing- and I don't think chopping up into an abridged version helped.
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