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  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (1205)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (889)

    Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

    Christopher says: "Intriguing start"
    "Distracting narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Sheepfarmer’s Daughter better?

    A different narrator


    Would you recommend Sheepfarmer’s Daughter to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Upsetting vocal performance distracts from following the story.


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Van Dyck’s performance?

    This narrator has an odd repetitive way of delivering her sentences. She delivers far too many sentences with exactly the same inflection, often ending sentences with an annoying rising note. This makes a lot of the story sound like it was written as a series of questions rather than a narrative. Her performance does not add anything to the story and if anything destroys the ability of the listener to move along with the tale seamlessly connecting one sentence to the next. Each sentence sounds as if it has been recorded in a vacuum independent of any other. It is extremely difficult to feel anything for the story or its characters with this level of distracted narration.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Extreme frustration. I cannot get past the quirks of narration to enjoy the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I may try to read the ebook. This narration just gets worse in following books of the series.

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