Part one was great. Part two was corrupt and I couldn't get it to play.
While the dictionary is useful, the recording quality is so poor that at times you cannot decipher what the narrator is saying. The audio has a constant buzz accompanied by random loud clicks, often during the pronunciation of a word. Additionally, the narrator mispronounces about 25-30% of the words! She pauses at inappropriate times, and then heavily sighs back into the microphone as she begins speaking again. Despite her spelling each word, an accompanying pdf would greatly help in learning these ~700 words, especially because the tone of the entire program is so soporific that it's hard to stay tuned in. Lastly, more than a few times, the numbering skips around. For example, "Number 257a: (word); Number 301: (word)" or repeats words altogether! I'm guessing this is also due to poor editing. Overall, this audiobook has left me more annoyed than educated. I had to purchase another study guide from a different publisher to supplement this one. Oddly enough, that one did not come with a pdf either, although the narrators repeatedly say, "Be sure to check the included pdf for spellings."
The book itself is amazing, but the narrators do such a great job portraying Jacob at 23 and Jacob at 90 (or 93), that I listened to the full book in one go. With the Audible app, I was able to listen as I carried on with my daily tasks. A great buy!
A poor soul purchased this book for me in hopes I might review it favorably. Poor, poor soul. If I could give this book a "negative star," I WOULD! Not only is the storyline drab and lacking anything remotely similar to a plot or a hook, it flashes forward, backward, and I think even sideways in an attempt to give depth to characters that backwoods Tennesseans would call Bumpkin. As for style, the author's inability to grasp the concept of "contraction" lends the air of third-grade narrative to an already boring read. And for the love of the English language... enough with the pronouns!
The performance is worse than the writing. That's the nicest thing I can say about this "dramatization."
If I had paid for this audiobook, I'd cancel my Audible account immediately. It's just THAT bad.
The wonderful classic would have been more captivating if read by the computer using Text-to-Speech. Whoever elected this narrator should seriously reconsider their idea of entertainment. It should come with a warning saying "Do not listen to this recording while operating heavy machinery." Terrible. Obviously, I didn't finish it, and would be ELATED to get a refund!!!!!!!!! I'm going to email Audible and request one. BLECH! BOO! BORING!!!!!!!
i've recommended this book to several friends, and each has agreed that it is a good buy
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