I adore this book and have read it several times. I have waited for years for this book to come out on audio. I was so disappointed by the quality of the narration. I felt that the narrator had very little interest in the story and was quick to stereotype the various ethnic characters. You'd think that when a story has such a rich diversity of ethnic characters the producers would have found a narrator who could actually pull-off accents and/or dialects. Her German characters sound Irish and she turns the "slight drawl" of Sandy Goldstone into something that sounds Texan, and all of the Jewish adults sound like Shecky Green. Although this is a book about New York and New Yorkers the narrator sounded Midwestern most of the book except when she was mangling dialects/accents of ethnic characters.
Anybody looking for empty-headed, idiotic, badly written trash will enjoy this book
His performance was fine. He just had such horrible material to deal with he had to swim upstream the whole time.
DaVinci code was entertaining, this is not.
This reader was so over the top that listening to the book was nearly impossible. Her accents were absurd and kept me from being able to listen to the language. I blame the director, not the reader. Somebody should have told the reader to calm down and just read the book instead of trying so hard to act each role. Horrible.
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