Yes, because I enjoy the story and the series, as a whole. Fantastic books, I say!
The previous books in the series, Cut & Run and Sticks & Stones. Also great books.
His reading gave a fresh take on characters we've grown to love; while he didn't nail every character, he did make the two main characters seem sexier.
I like to sleep to audiobooks, which really makes this question moot. It is wonderful to listen to in that regard.
I am a huge fan of Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban's Cut & Run series, and greatly look forward to Divide & Conquer coming out in audiobook form.
A totally different narrator would have been a massive plus to this recording. I'm certain that someone must like her reading, but the simpering performance takes the strong women in the story and turn them into caricatures of themselves.
I cant think of very few highlights. From the very beginning, the actor's reading voice is so off putting that it takes away from the story.
As well-spoken as the narrator is, and she clearly goes into this with the best of intentions, both her general narration and the voices she assigns to the characters are so similar, it's difficult to discern when characters are actually speaking.
Additionally, the very purpose of Little Women is the growth the characters experience as they go through their trials; the narrator, however, maintains the same voices for the characters throughout the book. From the beginning, her characterization of these young women is so simpering and poorly "faux period," that it's difficult to even begin to enjoy listening to the book.
The book is a classic; why should I play editor? It stands alone without my tampering.
Although I appreciate the amount of work that went into recording this version, I simply cannot recommend it. The narrator truly does ruin a book that has stood the test of time, for me.
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