I am enjoying this book immensely. The stories are interesting and the reader seems to have a great feel for the material and the character of Rumpole.
I am totally pleased with this version. I've put the next two in the series on my Wish List for next month.
If I were to change anything, it would be how the reader does Angelina.
Well, I was enjoying the book although I was a little puzzled by the state of things. Turns out my player started with part 2.
The narrator is not the best for all the voices she must do, but she told the story told by the kitsune very well. I can say from that that people who find the stories told pointless may be missing something. I certainly enjoyed it and expect to enjoy any others I come across starting from the beginning.
I'm pretty sure the word is supposed to rhyme with "Yes you may" and so it grates on me that it is repeated so many times rhyming with "toy balloon". There's this children's rhyme that goes "Buta, tanuki, kitsune, neko." so I'm pretty sure that's not a silent "e" at the end.
I strongly suspect, both from the math and alternate sources, that this is an abridged version of this work.
The math: In your experience does 168 pages equal 2 hours reading time?
Alternate sources: Dove Audio used to carry Mr. Pinkwater and they bit me before with a reading of half of Borgel, which I say should be marked as abridged but which they marked as unabridged. I checked various sites starting with a search on Dove Audio and found this book with this artwork listed as Abridged.
This is not Audible's fault, the current distributor told them it was unabridged.
I think this version is fine, but it's Hobson's choice. I wish Roger Zelazny had been able to read this one himself like the Amber books and Eye of Cat.
I think the voice the reader took for Sam is a little weak, but he was a hydroponics officer and he does have to be less threatening than Yama.
The one thing that is driving me nuts is how the reader pronounces Tathagata, it sounds like Tatha-gatha.
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