I hate an ending where nothing is resolved. This should have been titled "Part 1". Better than the last 2 Pendergast stories. Frustrated that I will now have to wait probably 8 months to read the rest of this story.
Story best, performance least
Story is fine
Stay away from this producer
The narrator is capable, but the producer allowed him to pronounce words like City as "Sit-tee" (sometimes - other times he got it right), Conshohocken as "Chonshowken" and compost as "compahst". If you are going to take a producer credit, then that's your fault. The narrator shows he is capable and his various accents are good, but such blatant inconsistencies really take away from the story. It's the narrator's job to read ... not to be smart. That's the producer's job and this one failed.
Come on. It can't be that difficult to find someone with a little bit of emotion.
The story is a 5 as usual with Jodi, but the songs are a distraction. Whoever wrote the music put emphasis on prepositions and took liberties no songwriter can get away with. Just keep your fast forward button handy amd you will enjoy this one.
I go through 3 audio books a week while driving. Jeffery Deaver is one of my favorite authors and I purchased Edge immediatly upon seeing it. It was only the strength of the story that kept me from giving up. The narrator, lets call him a reader as narrator would be decieving, had no emotion whatsoever. The guy at the end who says "we hope you have enjoyed the program" did 4 times the job. I'm guessing this must be a family friend of the producer, as I can't believe Mr. Deaver would treat his faithful readers so badly as to have approved this recording in advance. Go with the hard copy on this one, as the story is one of his best.
A four star story corrupted by a narrator who decided to pronounce the articles "a" and "the", "aay" and "thee". Bad enough he did it while narrating in the third person, but when he used it while portraying someone speaking in native back country Carolina dialect, it was too much. It was so annoying I had to take the story in spurts. He slipped at times and pronounced "the" correctly and just as I started to get lost in the story he would come back with something like "aay cat jumped from thee wall onto thee floor". It was like listening to a first grader read see spot run. The article "a" is pronounced "uh". The word "decide" is pronounced "dehcide", not "deecide". It was worse than saying "nucular" instead of nuclear. It was so blatantly forced that I can't help but wonder if he was made to do it, as I have listed to other narrations by Scott Sowers and enjoyed them very much. This is a very good story and a very good author, but I would recommend the hard copy over this childish attempt at literacy.
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