Less tedious detail. I gave it two stars because I managed to finish it, but I was tired of it within the first half hour. I agree that the narrator was better than the story.
I'm currently listening to Conspirata, by Robert Harris.
Measured. Too slow.
Some of the descriptions, perhaps, but in general just way overdone and bloated.
Outlander series fans, don't be misled. It is insulting to compare this author to Diana Gabaldon.
I almost always listen to the samples on Audible before I buy, to be sure I will enjoy the narrator's voice. These two narrators spoke with more clarity than most, and the voices turned out to be perfectly suited to the characters. After I got into the Audible version I found myself wanting to add the Kindle version. I was in such a hurry that I accidentally bought the one with notations by Oprah. I love Oprah but don't like such interruptions. As soon as I found out my mistake (by reading complaints of reviewers) I returned the Oprah version and went to the Kindle site. There I was solicited to purchase the Kindle version (with a photo of it featuring Oprah) for $11.24 , and when I clicked it and was returned to Amazon I looked carefully and saw a note that the version was annotated and that a clean "publisher's" version was available for $11.99. Needless to say I chose that one. Very happy that Amazon offered an easy way I could return the version I didn't want.
I'm still reading the book and very much enjoying the author's skillful weaving of historical characters and setting into a moving story.
Audible offers several versions of The Three Musketeers. I'm now in the middle of part three of the one narrated by John Lee, which somehow did not appear on the list I got by search for Dumas under authors. I recommend the John Lee version highly, though I haven't listened to the others. Don't know if the translation is the same for all the narrators, but I was happy to find that the version I downloaded to my Kindle is the same as the one narrated by Mr. Lee. Listen to samples before you choose.
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