You no longer follow Edward

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Edward

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Edward

Louisville, KY, United States

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 1 ratings
  • 105 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • A Survey of the Middle Ages: A.D. 500 - 1270

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Pruskin
    • Narrated By John Pruskin
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    In this audiobook, John Pruskin takes us from the fall of the Roman Empire to the cusp of the Italian Renaissance. You have a ringside seat as the remnants of the Roman Empire emerge from the tangled chaos of the barbarian conquests.

    Tex E. says: "Mostly not great"
    "Narrator Problem"
    Overall

    I am making every effort to listen past the inept narration of this work and remain focused on the substantive content. However, it is difficult to concentrate when it is read in such a clipped, boring and monotonic manner. The reader (author) places verbal emphasis on the wrong syllables in countless everyday words (just 2 examples: "subsequent" and "colonist" are pronounced "sub-SEE-quent" and "co-LON-ist," respectively). Similarly, sentences are read with the emphasis on the wrong words, making it more challenging than it ought be for the listener to comprehend their meaning in an audio format. Finally, the silly and melodramatic sound effects used to set off each short section are amateurish and distracting. These production shortcomings are unfortunate since the content itself is interesting. I have the greatest respect for the author's knowledge and presumed scholarship, but verbal pronunciation, narration and audio production are not among his strengths.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.