Unlike some reviewers, I found that the reader’s tone and accent added dimension to the book and I found her voice soothing, but I can see how it might annoy some people. I suggest listening to a sample to see how it affects you before buying the book. I first listened to this book a couple of years ago, and I started it again today. It’s the kind of book you’ll want to read again and again.
While the detailed catalogs and descriptions held my interest when I was reading the book, it put me to sleep in the audio version. Also, the reader has a small affectation in his speach that I thought I could get used to, but it grated against me from start to finish. Still, this audiobook is worth listening to... I just wish I had purchased the abridged version.
I'm sure it's meant to be funny, but it comes off silly and ridiculous. This author gets great reviews so I actually bought another of her books, and found it just as silly. No more for me!
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, and the narrator was a pleasure to listen to, but I was disappointed that there was nothing here that I hadn't read before. Even so, I'll probably listen to it again in hopes of finding a tantalizing tidbit or fresh perspective that I missed the first time through.
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