Betwixt the Pillars | Member Since 2013
I would try anything by HG Wells, the man is a master wordsmith.
I Will avoid Munro like a plague
No it has not.
No way. This reading was horrendous. Weird cadence, a voice that could kill kittens. It was painful.
The book is incredible, I have read a physical copy, but Munro, he ruined it.
The lower end. But that's not terrible as I feel like i have listened to a lot of truly excellent books.
Maybe. But only because the character Boricio.
This question strikes at the heart of why I will not continue the series. Whichever narrator is reading the "Luca" chapters (the story is broken down into POV chapters) is just awful. Luca is an 8 year old boy and I guess the narrator is trying to sound 8. He does not do a good job of it. I'd have no problem if he gave the character of Luca a baby-ish voice and persona when he speaks, but to carry it over for an entire chapter is a bad choice, in my opinion.Ray Chase crushes it as Boricio, though. That almost makes up for it.
Just to get this out of the way: The Count of Monte Cristo, one of the greatest literary achievements to ever be printed. Alexandre Dumas, one of the finest authors to ever wield a quill.This is my fifth time with this book, three on paper, one on my Kindle, and this last, obviously, in audio format. I was reticent to order it because I had read it multiple times, but considering it is my favorite book of all time, I took a chance.And it paid off. John Lee absolutely destroyed in his performance. The voices were all unique, it was quite easy to tell as he switched characters in conversations, regardless of who was talking. Several times I have seen good stories not exactly ruined but muddled by poor character voicing (I feel like it happened a bit in A Tale of Two Cities with Simon Vance, for example).This book is worth two credits easy, at one, it's a steal.
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