Mugged ranks in the top half of all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Ann's delivery and voice really make this audiobook come alive.
Yes, I've heard Ann narrate other books. She's in fine form here.
I wish Ann would narrate all of her books. A listener can get Ann's true meanings by listening to the original author's inflections and intonations. Third party narrators usually can't accomplish this feat, but some do come close.
I love Bill Bryson books especially when they're narrated by Mr. Bryson.
Read it himself.
I beleive he did it justice, but it really sounded contrived.
Disappointment compared to later works by Bill Bryson.
I don't believe it was the narrator, but I just couldn't finish this book. It was not the usual Bill Bryson that I've come to relish. It seemed to me that most of the stories were a bit contrived, and therefore Bill had to stretch the truth of what actually occurred. Well, maybe the narrator had something to do with it as Bryson's books definitely benefit from him reading them aloud. I may try to finish this book later, but for now it's on to something else.
Anthony Heald narrates this preacher-factory satire with such an exceptional feel for the characters and their cunning ways, I can't imagine any other narrator doing this book justice. Mr. Heald is the true star of this audiobook. The story is also a great satirical read about the life of the Southern turn-of-the-century bible-thumping preachers traveling the revival tent circuit. I highly recommend this book. I did not read the print version.
Anthony Heald is the bomb on this production. He takes you right into the heart and soul and conscience of each character.
For me, I wasted a whole day listening to this simple story. The vocabulary is probably no higher than 5th grade level reading. I enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy, but I'm not going to listen to the other 2 books in the Divergent trilogy.
Something more substantial.
She was a little to whispy for me. Probably okay for a younger listener.
Not for me. I'm 53 years old. I like a good sci-fi story, but this wasn't my cup of tea.
Not really. The material is old and dated. And his delivery is not like hearing him live in concert. It was totally boring and tiresome for me to listen to any more of it. I couldn't get past the first 60 minutes.
Since George claims not to give a fig about the human race, his readings and thoughts now make total sense.
George tried too hard to sound like his old self but just doesn't come across as a comedian.
Nope, just tell people not to buy this audiobook.
The movie version has been on my wife's favorite movie list since high school. I've bought her collector editions of the novel as well. This is the first time I've picked up the book and had a listen. What a pleasant surprise. The narration is superb. Scarlet, Melanie, Ashley, Rett, they all come to life. It's a long book (longer than the movie!) but time flew by. Highly recommended for the period history and thought process of the time. May not be totally accurate because it's still fiction. I'm glad I listened to it.
The story was tragic and a tragic narration is what is given. Very monotone and lifeless. It was difficult for me to finish this audiobook but I did finish to 'honor' the memory of these soldiers.
I was very disappointed in this book. It reads like a cheap, totally predictable story with one of the lamest endings I have ever encountered. Was not worth my time. I don't know why I stuck with it. I guess I was hoping something better would develop but it never did. The use of different voices for the different characters was the best part about the book. I could find no fault with the cast reading the story: maybe this is why I finished the book.
The story is so well written, I was taken to every place the author wanted me. This story may not be for everyone, but being read by the author, with his slight accent, makes for a great listen. I could not wait to get to the end of this story. If only Charles Fraser would write another book.
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