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Fog

Don't like bad narrators ruining good writing. To be fair, liking someone's voice is subjective but good narration has sensitivity, nuance, power and a rich understanding of the text. Minor pet peeve: narrators who've not researched foreign pronunciation or elevated English. Lazy!

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  • Pale Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed--according to Nabokov's fiction--by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life.

    David says: "Quality recording!"
    "Maybe even better than 'Lolita'!"
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    Would you listen to Pale Fire again? Why?

    I listen to this recording often. Marc Vietor has a wonderful drole sense of humour. He is a narrator actually worthy of the piece. Thanks MV. I am also reading the book because it is a totally different way to imbibe. Nabokov is so great you can enjoy him over and over. In Pale Fire, he moves through ideas so quickly, each re-hearing feels like the first time.
    An outstanding buy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pale Fire?

    Too many to mention.


    If you could take any character from Pale Fire out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I can never get enough of Dr C Kinbote! I want to hear him declaim.


    Any additional comments?

    do yourself a favour.buy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Another Trio of Saki: 'The Elk', 'A Holiday Task', and 'The Schartz-Metterklume Method'

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Joy Gelardi
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. This audiobook collects together three more of his finest short stories.

    Fog says: "Can't hear the brilliance for the godawful voice"
    "Can't hear the brilliance for the godawful voice"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who despise nuance and wit


    Would you recommend Another Trio of Saki to your friends? Why or why not?

    Some devices won't allow you to hear the audio sample. Beware! Don't buy it if you can't hear the narration first. Even very popular readers might not be to your taste. A grating voice ruins a book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joy Gelardi?

    A foppish Englishman. An actor with a fine ear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Another Trio of Saki?

    The writing is fine. The narration leaves much to be desired.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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