From the very beginning and through out the Narrator over emphasizes every word. When emphasis is actually appropriate he shouts. I will not purchase another book read by this person.
I was, however, able to tolerate the reading and thus give it two stars.
Much of the biographical information about the scientists is drawn out. If you can get through the first 80 percent of the book, the last part is profoundly interesting. The narrator neither adds nor detracts from the story. There is no comic relief.
The narrator does a good job and infuses personality and character into the various people. This book is mostly a list of facts with very little insight into the reasons the villains carried out their senseless crimes.
One feature which stands out is the reader is able to hear what the criminals said when they discussed the murders in private. The police were bugging their house. This feature gives us a clear impression of how evil these men were.
The length of the book was about right, not too long.
This nonfiction account of true crime held my interest. The Narrator brought the characters to life using just the right amount of emphasis and Southern accents. Several times I laughed out loud.
This book was written before the lawsuits about Clark's money were resolved. Some of the information in the writing seems to be padding to make the story longer. Such as long lists of gifts.
Questions about whether the heiress was slow intellectually are never fully addressed.
The book concludes with a sing song eulogy which seems artificial.
The narrator has a shrill voice at times and over does the accent when pronouncing French words.
The narrator speaks in a voice which I describe as a loud whisper. The writing is in English, but the speaker uses French more often than necessary. For example, he calls Paris, "Paree". The French accent is so heavy it sounds like he needs to clear his nasal passages. I finally regretted buying this book and will return it.
The narrator is overly emphatic and reports trivial facts with an attitude of indignant disapproval. Thus, when events which should be related with a more serious tone are read, the voice remains the same.
The book is informative and worth listening too. There is no comic relief unless you want to chuckle at the author's obvious political agenda.
The Native Americans are portrayed in a sentimentalized glow. Chiefs who made comments to the press worthy of a ten year old child are repeated by the Narrator as though the words were profoundly wise. "White men build houses in the ground!"
The Narrator uses needless sarcasm to emphasize subtle points which spoils the tone of the writing. I enjoyed this book inspite of the narration. In the future I will avoid books read by this person. I give it two stars for "tolerable".
This book held my attention. The reader's voice is pleasant and the content is interesting. There is very little if any comic relief, however, the story is not discouraging.
Not on my short list of all time favorites, but I am pleased I bought it.
This person does not have the modulated pleasant voice I expect of someone who reads and audio book. The voice is shrill and overly emphatic in places.
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