A different writer and a different narrator for starters.
The gentleman is quite likely a good narrator, just not for this book. My judgement is that Mr. Foster's voice and reading style would be better suited for children's books. I'm finding it difficult to continue listening.
I wouldn't cut any character from A Man and His Mountain.
I'd just like to say that I am a member of the KJ wine club. I enjoy the welcoming facility, the staff and the wine. Further, I very much enjoy books about wine history, particularly those related to the Napa/Sonoma area. Having recently listened to The Judgement of Paris, Gallo Be Thy Name, The Billionaire's Vinegar and The House of Mondavi, I was anxious to hear about Mr. Jackson's contribution(s) to the area. Unfortunately, for me, the audio book came across as more of a eulogistic oratory, with only one goal in mind, namely, to make sure that the audience knows what a superhero Mr. Jackson was. My feeling after 4 chapters is disappointment. I'm not sure that I can continue listening to what I feel is likely an oversensationalized depiction of Mr. Jackson's contributions to the development of California's best known counties. Finally, I feel that the KJ staff at Santa Rosa provides a much more believable account of Mr. Jackson than A Man and His Mountain.
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