After listening to this monotonous, droning narrator, it occurred to me that he sounds just like Steven Hawking's voice emulator. Especially at the ends of senences. I actually checked the credits to see if they had used a voice emulator to make this recording. They did not, but they might as well have.
On the plus side, the words are very distinct and clear, a must for a recording available only as a 1 or resampled 2. If you can stay awake and focused during the drone, you won't miss a word, but a work as dense and at times dry as this great book could have used a more "involved" rendition. This narrator seems to have absolutly no knowledge of nor concern for the meaning of what he reads - thus the voice-emulator style. (He also mispronounces English place names, but that's to be expected).
Book: 4.5 stars
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