Love the story. This was my second trip through an audio Iliad. However! Charlton Griffin's voice and tone simply got old after book five.
Why? Yes, he uses a lot of variation in his speaking, but after a while it becomes sing-song instead of exciting. Mr. Griffin has chosen to give a dramatic reading, great, but his voice merely rises and falls instead portraying passion and grief. Same thing with his reading of Caesar's Commentaries. Here I was holding on, but when he got Hector & Andromache's "voices" mixed up in what should be one of the best scenes, I lost it.
This is a great novel. I almost returned it because of the awful audio issue, but I figured out the solution. Currently, if you download the entire novel as one, the volume levels are so out of whack that you will be distracted and frustrated at least once every 30 seconds. However if you download the novel in it's smaller parts, you will find the audio more as it was meant to be. John Lee does a good job here; it's too bad that the audio was such a struggle.
The Audible App store doesn't list this as an abridged book.
Thanks for the great return policy. I returned this to purchase the unabridged verision as soon as my credit is returned.
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