I've listened to Blood Meridian multiple times. Richard Poe's narration is expert. There are 5+ characters in many scenes, and he creates different voices, tones and speed of delivery for each one. Mr. Poe must have read and studied characters of the book, because he matches the character's personality with their voice.
This is one of three books i feel have the best narration:
* Blood Meridian - Richard Poe
* Beyond Good and Evil - Alex Jennings
* Great Gatsby - Tim Robbins
All these books take a lot of effort to narrate effectively.
I won't drone on about the wealth of knowledge in this book. I will say i've listened to it twice since i got it two weeks ago, and i will keep listening to it. I find it very practical.
The narration and production of this book is exceptional. Like any book, it's difficult to read to others, and communicate the nuance. Jennings & McMillan bring this production through with excellence. Even Jennings tone, a slight snear, really plays well, because Nietzsche himself writes with a slight snear.
Contrast this production with one i downloaded from "Librovox". Librovox allows non-professionals to record a book, and upload it. I downloaed Nietzsche's "The Gay Science", and i couldn't get through the first chapters. The narrator couldn't communicate the spirit and intent of the book. This production achieves that.
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