After buying this audiobook and listening for a few minutes I was just sick. I really, really hated the presentation by these voice actors. I came online and read everyone elses reviews and thought "well, it's my own fault, I should have checked the narrator". I decided to tough it out, because I do love this story. I kept waiting for it to get better and it really just never does. The switching around of parts by the different actors is terrible. The lines done with an American accent instead of English is jarring and just never sounds right. The voice actors seemed to have no idea of how to deliver their lines. I think if there have been 25 other books read by the same narrator that everyone loved you would be happy with a winning combination. I don't know what brought about the change, but hopefully we'll never have to hear it again. Bring back Nigel!
I listen to quite a few audio books at my job (I work in a lab and have about 4-5 hours a day shut in a tiny room) and I enjoyed this audio book more than I have enjoyed one in a very long time. Great story, great characters and the narrator is fantastic. I suppose the accent can be a bit hard to get around if you're not used to it, but once the story really gets started you kind of get into the flow of it and don't even notice anymore. Some people have complained about not understanding some of the slang, but honestly if you can't figure out what they're talking about I'd be very surprised. When it's in context it's pretty easy to guess what he means. And did I say how much I love the narrator? Sigh. I could listen to him all day. I loved every bit of this audio book and was very sorry when it was over and that doesn't happen very often!
This is the most uninspired reading of an audiobook I have ever tried to listen to. I felt like I was back in high school Economics class. The story might have been great but this was the most boring narrator I have EVER heard. I found my mind wandering multiple times just during the first hour or so of this and finally just turned it off. Don't waste your money!
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