No way, if he is one of the narrators.The idea behind the book is great, the story is excellent, everything is very good. Why squander such a wonderful opportunity to share a world-class concept?
Almost anyone ELSE.
Yes: Ditch the audiobook and read the Kindle version. The Kindle version is actually very good.
I started listening to this book in my car, with high hopes. I had to stop after 5 minutes of painful listening, to change to another audiobook. I didn't want to risk an accident by changing audiobooks while driving, even though I was sorely tempted to do so. Audible MUST review the quality of the recording before releasing a title. This is AUDIBLE, after all, and you should know a thing or two about audio quality.
No. Once is enough, because the narrator's voice is unpleasantly grating, without any "gravitas". He sounds like a teenager. Audible has other excellent narrators. Why choose this particular narrator foir this wonderful book? I'm sure he's a perfectly nice person, but a "professional narrator" he is NOT.
Yes, while driving. But I'm really suffering as I listen to it. Sheer willpower is carrying me through.
Audible: Please be sure to choose narrators with good voices. This is your business, after all. Thanks.
No. The story is wonderful, it is well written and excellently told by the author. Unfortunately, the narrator just doesn't have the necessary gravitas. His voice is high-pitched and is extremely annoying.
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. Great book, but lousy narrator. As a contrast, consider "Einstein", also written by Walter Isaacson, but narrated by Edward Herrmann. Night and day!
His voice is high-pitched and is gratingly annoying.
The same as the book's title: "Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality"
If somebody could please get a good narrator to do justice to this book, I would buy that new edition in a heartbeat. Ditto for "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson.
Meanwhile, I have purchased the paper & Kindle editions. I do a lot of driving and I enjoy listening to good books on the road, but I had to pull over and switch to something else with "Love and Math" and "Einstein". I just couldn't suffer listening to the narrators of these two (otherwise fantastic) books any more.
The experience of listening was PAINFUL because the author reads excessively fast. The narrator for the author's "Makers" was much more pleasant to listen to. The author doesn't ever pause. The listener needs some time (ANY time) between ideas to digest the great many thoughts presented by the author.
No. Please get professional readers to read his wonderful books. An example of a truly great reader: Edward Herrmann.
The book's ideas are truly fantastic. They should be delivered by a narrator who can do justice to the book. Unfortunately, the author is not such a narrator.
I drive about 15,000 miles per year and I always listen to Audible books. So, I have a lot of experience. This is my first Audible review.
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