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  • Hallucinations

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Dan Woren, Oliver Sacks
    Overall
    (242)
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    (202)
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    (193)

    Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people.

    Alison says: "Sacks at his best, why couldn't he narrate?"
    "Ruined by narrator imitating voices"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator vocally characterizes when reading quotes from personal accounts, often bordering on cartoon-ish. His higher-pitched soft-voiced imitations of women are particularly distracting, and inconsistent to boot.

    People do not sound like cartoon characters in real life, why should they in a non-fiction audio book?
    Bad buy. Switching to kindle version.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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