My critique pertains solely to the recording itself. The sound quality is acceptable, but sounds as though you're listening to a slightly damaged analog audiotape. The narrator mispronounces a few names and in one instance mispronounces Foucault as "fo calt" and then roughly a half hour later pronounces it correctly. I found this particularly annoying. The content itself is interesting and, of course, well written, but I wish I'd bought the hard copy of the book. I wasted my money on this audiobook.
I am a great fan of Joseph Campbell's work and understand it well. That said, I expected this audiobook be a little more challenging to listen to in the car than other audiobooks. Campbell deals with complicated, big ideas in Hero with a Thousand Faces and the book is academic in tone. But this audiobook's narration is spoken quickly with little inflection and therefore very hard to follow while driving. I imagine it would be an effort to follow the narration sitting in a quiet room with my eyes closed.
The rushed pacing of the narration made me wonder if those involved with the recording hadn't booked enough studio time and so directed the narrator to read as quickly as possible. I was very disappointed in this purchase.
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