I will be brief. The writing is absolutely superb.
The Narration, musical interludes and "Performance" is excellent beyond words.
Truly a world class performance by the narrator Kramer. After listening to dozens of audio books from audible and other sources, this is without a doubt the finest audiobook ever. Period! Once you hear this one, you'll be spoiled and everything else will seem ho-hum... I'll bet you a dollar that you will agree! A benchmark for all future audio book productions. Seriously.
This is obviously one of the most important western works of literature, and should be on the list of every serious reader. Unfortunately there are several major flaws with this rendition.
First and foremost, this is a very very poor, almost unlistenable recording. It is either very old and uncared for or it was just plain technically poor when recorded. Unless you have a tin ear it will be excruciating to endure it for long.
Second the reader has a very thick British accent and peculiar annunciation and timing. This, combined with the imperceptible mumbling lows and over modulated highs make this an unbearable recording.
Yet somehow, the absolute brilliance of the writing comes through.
It's just that it is so enormously fatiguing that I was unable to finish it.
The Fake German accent is so silly as make me laugh. It completely negates the quality of the underlying writing by Hegel.
Too bad, since I am a fan of Heston the narrator.
NOT REALLY A "SPEECH", BUT RATHER A LOW-FI RECORDING OF A TELESEMINAR CALL. THE TYPE OF WHICH IS USUALLY FREE ON THE WEB. THE INTERVIEWER IS NOT OVERLY POLISHED OR SKILLED. THE INTERVIEWEE , MIKE LARSEN IS NOT DONE JUSTICE IN THIS SELECTION. IT DOES HOWEVER CONTAIN A FEW PEARLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE RESOURCES LISTED. NOT OF THE AVERAGE HIGH QUALITY SEEN IN VIRTUALLY ALL AUDIBLE PRODUCTS.
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