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Tom

Cincinnati, OH, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Sonnets

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Tom says: "Excellent Recording, Lousy Transfer"
    "Excellent Recording, Lousy Transfer"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this recording many times when I got it from my local library on cassette, so I was eager to get it on Audible. Unfortunately, the digital conversion of this title is very poor, with low gain levels and compression problems that cause much of the speech to sound slurred. I would encourage audible to get a better master from Recorded Books and re-record these classic masterpieces read by the late Frank Muller.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Children of Hurin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (945)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (468)

    There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

    Catherine says: "Powerful and Disturbing"
    "Couldn't Stop Listening!"
    Overall

    An excellent rendition of this newly-reconstructed tale. Tolkien fans should take note, however, that this recording does not include Christopher Tolkien's introduction or notes on the text. You'll want to supplement your listening with a print copy for these, as well as the map, geneologies, reference sections, and beautiful illustrations by Alan Lee.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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