I bought this for my wife, I'm not much into language studies, at least I didn't think I was until I listened to it. This is not like the pod casts of university lectures I've tried. This is good AND interesting, the Prof is engaging and energetic. He has a good speaking voice and the recording is great. I still can't believe that I've gone back and listened to it again to make sure I understand all his points.
I've lost track of how many times I've listened to this book. I use it to motivate me to get off the couch, I fall asleep to it at night. It helps me eat healthier, but I still haven't found any Pinole where I live. Maybe some day it will even help me to run a marathon....or beat a horse in a hundred mile race...well alright it might not be that good. I don't think it's normal to listen to it as many times as I have but it's a crazy good read.
It's Dickens! The story is a classic. Have a test listen to the narrator first, you're either going to love his accent and attitude or he's going to drive you around the bend. I personally love his dry droll bored upper class condescending narration. I don't think everyone else will though.
Now I know why this is a classic tale. The story is so powerful and raw. Donald Sutherland's voice is interesting, not as polished as some other readers but I think it doesn't detract from the story. You find yourself imagining the Old Man and not thinking about the reader.
The narrator for this story is amazing, he does a great job of all the different accents. Very easy to listen to, great sound quality. The story is engrossing too, I've always just watched Agatha Christie movies, the book is so much better.
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