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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Richard Burton and Ralph Richardson join together in this unqiue musical production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The superb delivery of both these actors is augmented by an original soundtrack composed by David Moore.

    Daniel says: "Can not hear over music!"
    "Horrible Music And Absurd Special Effects"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

    Aweful! The music drowns out the narrator (who is actually good) and the special effects are so bad that the listener is too distracted and annoyed to follow the poem. And, the narrator is speaking in old English but the music is New Age with drums, piano, etc. At times the sound is upbeat when the story is telling about death! What?! Absolute disrespect for the poem; the producer and sound mixer were not considerate of the poem. Plus, it has too many breaks, long stretches of music without any narration, weird dramatic echoes of repeated phrases, and terrible selections of music. This company doesn't deserve my money, because in my opinion they ruin a great piece of poetry.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator and the poem are good.


    What didn’t you like about Richard Burton’s performance?

    Nothing. He did a good job. It was the production that was bad, with the music and special effects.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

    Cut out the music, special effects, and long breaks! Then I would buy this book again.


    Any additional comments?

    Please produce this poem differently.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated By Bernard Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the frustrations and resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and tells us what the Islamic doctrine of jihad has meant at different times in history.

    Frank says: "Absolutely Worth It, HIghly Recommended!"
    "Narrator drowning in saliva. Disgusting."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I would not recommend this audiobook because the narration is disgusting and distracting. The narrator sounds as if he's drowning in his own saliva---so nasty. It sounds like he's never flossed or brushed before, and perhaps has gingivitis, explaining why he has so much spit in his mouth and has to swallow every few seconds. His wet mouth even causes his speech to have a lisp. The publisher should have commissioned a narrator with an articulate, dry, and clear speech.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Excellent information; however, horrible presentation.


    What didn’t you like about Bernard Lewis’s performance?

    His disgusting articulation.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, disgust, because of the sound of his speech.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, record this audiobook with another narrator, and never allow this author to narrate his books again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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