Audible has done a disservice to Dune lovers by repeatedly using Scott Brick as narrator. I bought this book as a sample, but am very disappointed he narrates them all. His voice is repetitive and limited in tone and emotion. I discarded the book after an hour of that torture. Sorry Audible, but I won't be collecting any further Dune books with this narrator.
I am a lover of all things Shakespeare, so assumed I would enjoy this modern rendition narrated by the lyrical Alan Cumming. MacBeth has never disappointed me and have been pleased with the many dramatizations I've seen in the last 40 years. This audio book was quite disappointing. Actually, it was dreadful. It was becoming so gruesome about 40% into the play that I threw my recording CV's away. That said, this is never an easy play. At times, it is overpowering in its intensity. This recording however, was pure and simply horror - and overly bloody at that. If you are looking for this sort of recording of this Shakespeare classic, then this is for you. If you are hoping for something more versatile, rich and entertaining, look elsewhere.
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