This my first review.
I simply couldn't continue trying to listen to this narration. John Bolen's voice has a constant change in volume and pitch, sometimes too loud and then towards the end of a sentence he will run out out of steam (breath?) and fades almost to the point of mumbling.
This narrator has completely ruined any enjoyment I might have had from this work by Dumas.
After about 25 minutes I gave up and have called it a lost cause.
Bolens heavy use of accents only make the narration worse. I generally have no difficulty with dialects or accents (tri-lingual myself), but combined with his style of narration, well I just gave up trying to listen. Personally any further Audible choice I make will not have this narrator.
Rarely do I bother to offer a comment or review online about anything, be it on Audible or about some other purchase.
But Follet's "Pillars" is outstanding and a great match for an audiobook. For anyone like me that spends a lot of time behind the wheel on the open road, this story will have you enthralled right from the beginning, do not be intimidated by the unabridged length of this audio book.
A definite must have in the audio library.
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