Narrator: bland, distracting number of mispronunciations.Story: poorly edited - way too many anachronisms
Editing - often uses sci-fi convention of "such and such was developed in the 20th century", but also used "photoshop" and "Enron" as verbs within a few hundred words of each other.
Narrator should perform, not read the text. Perhaps acting classes would help. Also look up words and pay attention to context to avoid mispronunciations. Example: - text: "suspect everyone" ... suspect is a verb - narrator: "Suspect: everyone", emphasis on 1st syllable of 'suspect', making it a noun. A dumb mistake unfortunately repeated several times
storyline had a lot of potential
purchase if discounted, otherwise give it a pass
1. The story is good, with nods to the classic noir characters.2. It is very well written, the characters and scenes are vivid, style is unadorned, enough to describe but never belabored.3. The narrator complements the hard-bitten detective style perfectly.I've listened to a number of entertaining detective stories set in ancient times, but this one is a head above the rest.
The intro to this work trumpets the (erroneous) point of view that the United States was conceived in Christianity and dedicated to the proposition that all men are - or anyway should have been - created Christians. Anyone with more than a passing knowledge of Lincoln and the Founding Fathers knows it just ain't so. If you can ignore this distorted history then maybe you'd like it. I'll never know.
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