I love the ERB John Carter books, but after the Princess of Mars (produced by Books in Motion), this adaptation produced by Tantor and read by John Bolen is awful. Bolen's attempt at a southern accent is pitiful, but even worse is his upturned pitch at the end of each sentence. Pitching tones downward suitably concludes a sentence, but Bolen turns up to a high a note, successfully making it seem as if none of the sentences have periods to end them. His diction and articulation are also abysmal. I will suffer through the whole book, but this is one of the worst narrations I have ever heard.
I posted my first review ever for _Gods of Mars_ because the Tantor Media narrator was so terrible. I did not think any narrator could be as bad or worse. And then I listened to this book. Delloro's vocal tone makes it seem as if he is shouting through the entire eight hour audio file!! He also cannot pronounce simple words like chasm or stygian let alone the obvious pronunciation of character names, such as Xodar (Zodar not Ex-o-dar). ERB's books are fun, but only a true fan will be able to suffer through this atrocious narrator's work.
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