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Jody

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  • The Sound of Things Falling

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Juan Gabriel Vasquez
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    In the city of Bogot, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medelln cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.

    Melinda says: "'The Damaging Exercise of Remembering'"
    "Shockingly bad narrator"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The worst narration, hands down, of any that I've heard. I've never written a review, and generally enjoy my Audible listens. But the narration of this book was so distracting that I can't tell you if I hated the book or only the narrator. Given that the fictional narrator is supposedly a Bogateno, you might expect that the reader would pronounce at least the place names with a Latino accent, but no... Medellin, rather than Med-ay-EEN, remains the unrepentently Anglicized MED-eh-linn. Since the Medellin cartel is central to the story, this pronunciation grated time after time. I'm not generally a stickler, but I found myself so irritated by the narrator that I began to notice his frequent stumbles. Literacy becomes "literercy," excrement is astonishingly, "excretement," and I never knew whether the last name of one of the characters was Barbieri or Barbereri since he gave them equal time. He read about "floodened" houses. I was floordened.


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