Unlike the other reviewers, I did manage to listen to the entire audio book. During the first hour, the narrator's voice sounds extremely odd--quavering and bloated--but this seems to fade as one gets further into the book and I question whether it is the narrator or some distortion caused by the equipment/taping. I managed to ignore the sound of pages turning and the slight pauses in the middle of sentences.
No, this audio book's problems go far deeper than the narrator's reading. BE AWARE--there are NO "stunning sex scenes" in this performance--not a single one. Either the narrator simply did not read them or the publisher/editor edited them out despite the fact that this is supposed to be an unabridged audio book. Entire chapters are missing and the listener is left to guess from the remaining bits what must have been left out. In one instance, Ashley has just heard a murder confession and is wondering what to do about it; the next second, he is recovering with his Aunt after the court case, subsequent media attention, illness and hate mail. Another major gap occurs after Ashley takes a three-hour job and ponders a relationship with someone; suddenly, it is months later, Ashley ended up employed for six months or so, had the love affair, the employer "did something to him" that caused the love affair to end badly, and Ashley is organizing an AIDS benefit.
This audio book suffers from extremely poor quality control and it is certainly my intention to request a credit to my account. In my opinion, this book should be removed until these problems are corrected.
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