No. The basic story was interesting, but the tenor of the narrator’s voice made listening for over an hour "painful." The narrator sounded as if he was just “reading." Attempts to use inflection or vary the sound of the characters seemed "forced." In my opinion -- at the risk of sounding ageist -- it was like listening to a grandfather reading a book at storytime. I could not envision in my mind the younger characters the reader was attempting to portray. After about an hour I had to abandon listening to the book. It is now on my "last resort" listening list.
I was hoping that this book might be interesting, but with the horrible narration you sometimes miss the story line because the narration grates on your nerves. The Canadian inflections don't bother me as much as the monotone delivery and "literal" pronunciation which makes you think "Nobody speaks like that..." I think if there was a different narrator the book may have better reviews. I've listened to many books on Audible, but this, by far, was the worst -- I think I'll stay away from any books Narrated by this reader.
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