Wonderful writing and insight into a shocking period in world history. But, the narrator, who was fine for most of the voices, was absolutely horrible in the part of Robin. So horrible, overblown, and annoying that it was painful to listen to and I came close to just buying the book in print to avoid listening to him. I wonder what the author thinks of the narrator's interpretation of this important character. It really ruined this book for me and I have been waiting for it for three years. I wonder what kind of quality control was untertaken before this was released. Not enough I think.
Somone must have paid Lee Child off to praise this rehash of the Frank Sinatra story. What's worse than the cliches is the absolutely awful narration. I have been an Audible member for about ten years and have read hundreds of books and this is in a class by itself, and not one anyone should want to join. I wonder if Audible editiors have listened to this. The voices of the Geller character and Eleanor are particularly ridiculous and unbelieveable (first the author says her diction and accent have been transformed by the studios and then the narrator comes on with a phony Southern accent and silly dialogue) and the Sicilian voices are such stereotypes. Moreover, the author can't separate out the intentionally ungrammatical dialogue from the third person narrative so that parts of the latter sound like dialogue when they clearly are not. The author may have grown up in Jersey but his characters are cartoonlike. I wish I could get my money back.
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