I am not sure whether it is the content of the story or the reader that irritates and bores me but I have tried twice and had to stop about midway as I would suddenly feel the need to throw my audio device through the window. I enjoyed the book up until the political/union rantings about midway through the book. I think it was more the readers choice of vocal tone rather than the content. The first part of the book she is more monotone than I usually like but boredom I felt was tolerable. Midway through the story she made the union members sound like drunken whiners; she made the company owners powerful mother sound like a whining drunken man. I would try this book either on paper or by another reader but can't finish with this one. I have enjoyed other audio books by the same author, very disappointing.
I have not finished this reading yet. I am in the midst of the Narrator for Magic Cloud. I want to throw the IPOD through the window -the voice is so slow and grating!! I can only tune it out. I want to skip it, but I might miss something-and it is really a pain to skip things. It's too bad. I didn't like the first narrator's version of Magic Cloud either. I don't think there is any reason for more than one narrator-but one that reads to improve the story is absolutely needed. I think reading this in book form would be tolerable. I could skip the parts that are unneeded and don't add to the story.
After an hour and a half of listening, I am thoroughly depressed. Although the narrator tries to make something of what he is reading, it is very tiresome. Is it a sad past he is remembering? I cannot tell. I am still waiting for the actual storyline. I will probably not continue listening to this story.
Great story, great reader-does awesome voices-they fit really well. I am so sad that there will only be one more book. This awesome author died way to early but I am glad he wrote what he could.
Pi had me hooked from the beginning. Though a bit slow in the beginning, and I wasn't sure why I needed to know some things. Still, I couldn't stop listening and was rewarded in the end with knowing why. The narrator was right on the mark, I was right there with him...them. I have recommended this book to several people and will continue to do so.
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