Great Story... but the narration made me want to jump off a building. I will never, ever listen to an audiobook narrated by this girl again. It was awful. It was like listening to a Middle School Special Ed student reading the book. Her voice was insanely expressionless and annoying (I don't even have the vocabulary to express how much I hate her voice), but that wasn't all. She actually changed the meaning of some phrases by reading them incorrectly (read the phrase "threw away my Dead t-shirts," to sound as though she threw away t-shirts that were no longer living, rather than t-shirts that advertised the band, Grateful Dead), and she was actually unable to read some of the words! One example that stands out in my mind is when she said that a table "compromised" of a group of people, instead of reading the word "comprised." It was like she didn't even read the book before she entered the studio to read it aloud. Horrible. Buy the book and read it yourself... you will enjoy it so much more.
Ana Gasteyer did an amazing job narrating this book. I only wish she had read more slowly so I could have enjoyed it a little longer! She didn't hold back in creating a perfect, fun new voice and accent for each character. I felt like she must have read and re-read the book several times until she knew exactly how she planned to read every single word. I listened to the story while lying in the sun during my vacation in the Bahamas last month, and I credit Ana Gasteyer for enhancing my trip. Thanks Ana!
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