While I can appreciate the topic, and indeed it was this appreciation that made me wish to hear this Audiobook. The topic is meant to inspire people to wish to read history, to learn the truths that have been hidden through time. However, the reader is so dull that he borders upon a monotone dialogue that makes you want to sleep, instead of research more history. I give this a three for the over-all topic, which is a great topic, but it suffered greatly by the dull, monotonic reader that made me feel bored by history, as opposed to inspired by it.
The Narrator of this book did an amazing job of giving some life to the characters. It makes me think back to my youth when my father and mother would attempt to breath more life into a story by speaking more in character. To build interest by making the story memorable.
In the Tell-Tale Heart, he takes you along with his character, giving you means to feel what he feels. In giving these character's more life, the Narrator pays homage to the authors of the original stories. I was pleasantly surprised, as I had originally expected to get a monotone diatribe of someone rambling on in a half-asleep state. Much to my joy to find this was not the case.
I've always enjoyed Bradbury's stories, and I do find it nice to hear his descriptions of how he came to write each story before it begins. Gives you a little more insight into the man himself, to learn how his mind works. The stories are a great collection, a great compilation of his works. Definately a good listen anytime.
I personally found this audiobook rather enjoyable. I've listened to it on multiple occasions, often getting a chuckle or two out of it despite knowing what was to come. The over-all play on language makes the story a great little present for some lawyers. I'd definately give it a shot if you want a good little story to pass the time with some good spirits.
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