Don't get me wrong, I love David Niven. I have also read and re-read this book over the course of my 40 plus years on this planet. But, there was something about the voices ( of many actors of the 30's 40's and 50's) that just didn't cater to a story of such chilling and foretelling magnitude. They sound "tin-y" and over done. I kept thinking of the "Duck & Cover" films that they showed in schools during the 50's, to prepare children for a Russian nuclear attack.Or perhaps it made me feel more like a sailor being shown the old "Hygiene of the Lower Deck" films before going on shore leave overseas....?
In short, too much drama left me with the inability to lose myself in the story.
Sure. What's not to love about Orwell..? I've read 'em all and will continue to do so. I will however be more judicious with my choice of narrators, though.
Narrating different material. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was impeccable.
Yes. It inspired me to turn it off.
Wrong performer(s) for the wrong material.
I have read this book many times over as both a child and an adult. Mark Armstrong's performance was first rate! Speaking as an African-American, I must also congratulate audible for choosing to use the original terminology in accordance to the time and the writings of Mark Twain. It is an inert part of our American History and because, plain and simple,that's just the way things were.
The performance of the "Royal- None -Such".
Would have loved to, but a girls gotta get her beauty sleep.
Thanks once again for not succumbing to the in-authenticity so prevalent today.Bravo!
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