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Don Quixote | [Miguel de Cervantes]

Don Quixote

Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.
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Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

(P)2008 Alpha DVD LLC

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    Maury Davis SAGINAW, MI, US 01-05-09
    Maury Davis SAGINAW, MI, US 01-05-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Narration difficult to understand"

    I understand that this book was originally written in Spanish. The reason for translating it into English is so we English speakers can understand and enjoy this great story.

    The narrator's thick Spanish accent and poor pronunciation of English words makes it very difficult to understand what he is saying all of the time.

    I find myself having to rewind a great deal to catch words and phrases. (And this is a long book.)

    When I listen to narrations of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky I listen to a pleasant, understandable English accent. The audio publishers felt no need to hire a narrator with a thick Russian accent and poor English pronunciation skills.

    I just listened to "The White Tiger". An excellent book. Takes place in India. The Narrator, Mr Lee, narrates with an excellent Indian accent to give us a sense that we are listening to an Indian story. He does so with totally understandable English pronunciation.

    There is no crime to speak with an accent, if you have excellent English pronunciation skills. This narrator does not.

    44 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Panama City, FL, United States 11-02-09
    nancy Panama City, FL, United States 11-02-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Wish I Read the Review Before Ordering"

    The previous review nailed it. A classic when read, a nightmare to listen to, if Audible had a money back guarantee this would be one that would be going back. Save your credits.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Riley NEW YORK, NY, United States 01-22-11
    Riley NEW YORK, NY, United States 01-22-11
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    "A non-native speaker struggling to read English??"

    I purchased this hastily, which makes me partly responsible, but I find it hard to believe that this reader was approved. There are non-native speakers who speak wonderfully and whose accents add charm to the reading, but unfortunately this is not one of them. Julian Reinoso is fairly comprehensible, but there are too many moments when his pronunciation proves to be a barrier between the listener and the story itself. His intonations are robotic and he places accents at strange points in many words. The result is that you often have to stuggle or rewind just to make sense of what he is saying. There is no natural flow of the language whatsoever.

    It goes without saying that clarity of pronunciation and natural flow should be top priorities for an audiobook. I am still puzzled as to how this reading of 30 + hours was approved when the reader is so difficult to understand. I do not recommend this audiobook.

    I am going to try the Robert Whitfield reading, which from the sample sounds much clearer and enjoyable than this unfortunate version.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Tacoma, WA, United States 01-19-11
    Paula Tacoma, WA, United States 01-19-11
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    "I agree."

    This version was pretty bad. I intend on reviewing the ratings of other listeners in the future. I could have saved myself some time and annoyance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ivan 05-22-10
    Ivan 05-22-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Poor reader"

    A beautiful novel in both Spanish and English is made hard to understand by a heavily accented reader with very poor pronunciation. I wish for a better reader

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    robyn Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 08-26-12
    robyn Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 08-26-12
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    "The accent is too heavy to hear the story through."
    What would have made Don Quixote better?

    A different narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julian Reinoso’s performances?

    Never.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed because I couldn't bear to listen to the story, which, itself, is a fun story. Julian Reinoso could not pronounce basic English words. I didn't listen to a sample before ordering this book, which is my own fault.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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