Wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the narrator ruined the audio version of this (otherwise wonderful) book.
I can slow down the speech with my Mp3 player, which does distort the sound a little, but did make the reading a bit more tolerable. Even then, it was poorly done though! Besides reading too fast, there is no pause between sentences and paragraphs. It's like reading a document without punctuation - and very easy to lose your place in the reading.
I've read close to 200 audio books and this is the first time I've ever run across a narrator like this. If Audible ever puts out a better version of it, all of us who purchased this should get a free download of it!
I sure can't echo the positive reviews on this book. The first half of the book is about the life of Genghis Khan, himself. That was moderately interesting (but not great).
It's the second half of the book where this falls apart. The second half deals with the aftermath of Genghis Khan's death. The author tries to cover a huge swath of history in too brief a fashion. It's like reading the Cliff Notes of a history book.
I gave up about 1/3 through the second half and didn't even finish!
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