This is a worthwhile subscription. The only problem is that that the narrator is difficult to understand. He runs sentences together so that meaning is confused and is kind of annoying to listen to.
I was so excited to see this and very keen to hear it. but it is read atrociously. not recommended
I loved the reduced Shakespere stage show but this one is just silly. May have been good on stage but does not translate well to Audio...?
The narrator is very important, but I disagree with other reviewers - this guy's not amazing but he is good and does not at all warrent not buying this book.
He has an englishy voice which seems appropriate and gives different voices to the characters. The only problem is that they are not always completely distinct. For instance, I get the disreputable father and the saintly elder priest mixed up and you can image the plot confusion that can cause.... And all his female voices sound pretty much the same.
Some reviewers have said that he reads without understanding - but I disagree. He reads with sound understanding and good inflection.
The book is amazing. Don't deprive yourself.
I read the other review and thought - how bad can it be? But they are right. This reader is annoying to listen to.
Dreadful, dreadful narration. I would have loved to laugh more and I could hear that the content was funny - it just did not sound funny when read by this narrator
He using specific times in history to show the how intelligence impacted decisions. He shows how, in many cases, the impact of intelligence is overrated and that battle are won in the field.
The narrator is fine.
In terms of content, this is a great buy. Interesting and well told stories, and the narrator is fine.
However, there are many many repeated sections and this is annoying and distracting.
Not a great selection and some weird choices like a reading of the battle hymn of the republic...
Poor QC - poems are missing lines (E.g. to Virgins to make much of time).
Some readers are not really aware of what they are reading.
If you already like poetry, this will just annoy you. If you don't and are hoping to learn, look elsewhere
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