Awful. I wish I could get my money back. The production sounds terrible and the narration is awful. I've listened to many, many books and I can't finish this one.
Oshinsky's book is thoroughly researched and documented. A compelling and comprehensive history of Polio.
I regularly listen to audiobooks, and I loved every second of this one. I highly recommend it and can't wait to listen to Age of Innocence next.
I was quite surprised how boring this book was considering the rave reviews it got. I found the narration tediously slow and I think I missed the "funny" parts in the book. Occasionally, Bryson has an interesting 'turn of phrase' but it's not a book that will resonate with me or that I would recommend.
I've been listening to audiobooks for more than 10 years and this is one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard. The story is fantastic and perfect for an audiobook, which is great since this narrator is one of the best I've heard. I was a bit apprehensive because the audiobook is 21 hours long, but it's such an interesting story and compelling narration that I haven't lost interest. I highly recommend this book.
I've listened to so many books and this narration is one of the worst I've heard. Believe what everyone says: It's terrible. It's unbelievable how Cunningham doesn't even understand the cadence of his own prose. It's like he doesn't even understand the beauty of his own words and sentences. I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this book. I would rather have read it than listened to Cunningham butcher his own prose.
This book is amazing! It took a bit of time to get into it, but after I did, I couldn't put it down. It was so well-written and the narration was so wonderful. Highly recommend this one.
There are three different points-of-view throughout the book, and McCarthy switches perspective frequently throughout the narrative, which can make it difficult to follow in audio version. I kept getting confused as to 'who did what,' which probably is much easier to keep up with in a paper-based version.
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