As someone whose mother tongue is not English, I feel the narrator's accent annoying. Is it American English she reads the book in? I often would not buy those audiobooks that are narrated by their authors because they tend to be poorly read. You see? I am right again this time. It is a good book which I would recommend to procrastinators like me. If you can lay your hands on a printed copy, do it. But if you are particular about the beauty of audiobooks (of which beautiful pronunciation should be an important aspect), I urge you to procrastinate buying this one.
If this book was't narrated by Jonathan Keeble, then this only star will certainly have to disappear. Jonathan Keeble is a great narrator but this book has not done him justice. The story is very hard to follow. I just want to resell this audiobook which I know I would never listen to again (I stopped after I finished one third of it).
Never, never listen to Richard Burton before listening to other poetry readers. If you fail to follow my advice, you probably will lose interest in the latter. This advice also applies to 'Under Milk Wood' and 'The Richard Burton Poetry Collection'.
Although this audiobook is not Lord Byron's best, it certainly is Robert Powell at his best. Get this book and find out how Robert reads it in the way that best reveals Byron's humor, character and wisdom. Some sound effect was also added to the recording to make you feel as if you were actually there when the story took place. By the way, I have listened to it at least five times and will keep listening.
This is really a very touching love story, made more touching by James Faulkner who did a great job. I have finished listening and will listen to it again soon. Don't hesitate and buy it. You will get the money's worth.
While I know nothing about Carole's acting career, I do know that she is a born audiobook narrator. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that she is the best British female audiobook narrator (I love Dame Judi Dench too but she is best at reading poetry). She has a voice pleasing to the ear, style of narration soothing to the heart and pace of narration that brings enjoyment. Give her any audiobooks, she will no doubt narrate them with equal charm. Give me any of her audiobooks, I will definitely have a good time listening.
Being a regular buyer of poetry audiobooks and CDs, I would like to say that this is the best read American poetry book I've ever listened to. If you are a poetry lover, you'll love this audiobook. Make sure you buy both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
I cannot praise the writings of Benjamin Franklin more. The narration has certainly done justice to Ben's beautiful autobiography. Highly recommend.
While admitting I am a fan of Martin Jarvis (particularly when he reads Charles Chickens), I must say this one is a failure. Humorous stories should be told, or read in this case, in the pace that allows listeners to savor the beauty of humor. However, Martin just took this book and read as fast as he could all the way through as if he had to finish it quickly so as not to be late for a hot date. And as the world knows, he can read very quickly. To make matters worse, his deep voice is not ear-friendly at all when projected in a machine-gun-like way as in this audiobook. Slow down, Martin!
I was tempted into buying this audiobook by its attractive title. I never expected, however, that I had to imagine myself to be a woman in order to force myself to finish almost half of the audiobook. You know why? It's totally written for women!!! As a man myself, I found this book totally irrelevant and have stopped listening completely. Nobody's fault but I deem this a waste of my hard-earned money. Can anyone tell me whether Audible allows us to return (or trade-in) audiobooks we find to be money-wasters so that we can instead buy the other more interesting Audible titles? All said, women may find it interesting. Well-read by Karen White.
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