And he didn't do a bad job either! It's probably not easy to read your own book. The recording is clear and works just fine for the ear. Reich keeps the tone conversational throughout. Kudos to the sound engineer!
I won't spend so many words on reviewing the book since there are better reviewers worth checking but I found the book quite helpful. It represents one of the primary benefits of my listening to books rather than trying to read them. The book is simple enough to follow and listening to Dr. Fuhrman read his own words actually made the book sound more like an interview from time to time. That may "sound" like a bad way to go but I don't recall ever zoning out on this reading. He loses a couple stars on performance because some words were mispronounced or pronounced inconsistently but, hey, it kept me listening...and that's not a bad thing, is it?
Oh...I started taking his advice about a week ago and have already lost ten pounds, feel great and hope for even better results. Thank you, Dr. Fuhrman! Great book!
I enjoyed the book even after learning that while this is the first of the five Leatherstocking stories chronologically, it was actually written last by Cooper. I had purchased the unabridged version read by Ray Todd but found it lacking. Peter Berkrot's reading is much better by way of accent, inflection, etc. Where his reading fails is in the recording. The audio drops out on a regular basis towards the ends of sentences. It's as if Peter pulled away from the mic at the same time he softened his tone. Listening as I did in a car, it was quite an annoyance. The producers should have caught this early on.
This isn't to say you won't like the book. The pace is as glacial as the Glimmerglass lake on which most of the story takes place. Still, though, it is quite nice to read a book from an author who so carefully spelled out the characters both in narration and dialog. Enjoy!
Well read by the narrator! Clean recording! David Aaron Baker acts the story as well as reads it and there are no distractions in his voice that would prompt me to stop listening. You can find out more about the story elsewhere but this recording was definitely worth my time.
Scott Brick did just fine with this reading but I couldn't find a single protagonist in this book with which I could readily identify or sympathize. Likewise, the "looters", etc., are treated with a very broad brush. I quit before even getting through the first 8-hour segment. You might like this book but it just didn't hook me.
Good recording! Great reading. Donna Tartt, who's read the book herself a bazillion times, is spot on with her vocal characterization. I'm almost afraid to see the movies now!
I try to keep my comments solely in terms of the audio. You can look elsewhere for the take on the content. That said, this is a great read! Mike Chamberlain handles it perfectly. He has a good voice. The only distractions were the careful reading of numbers and spelling out of websites. Also, the references to electronic elements "with this program", whatever that means. That probably can't be helped given the statistical and scientific theme of the book. Highly recommend it to my carb-junkie friends!
Good recording! Probably one of those books best enjoyed audibly rather than in writing. Robert Powell does well with various accents and inflections. If you love languages and English in particular then this will be quite a treat!
Great book and a great listen! It's nice to have the same reader handle all of the books as it adds to the continuity of the story! Clean audio and good voicing!
Nothing jumps off the page to me but the reading was extremely well done by Zachary Quinto (who plays Mr. Spock in the film). His timing and voicing made an otherwise "typical" movie tie-in book a very enjoyable experience.
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