Copyright ©1991 by Amy Tan; Copyright (P)1991 by Dove Audio
While I enjoyed this audiobook and anything from Amy Tan, this is the worst recording that I have ever heard! The audio quality is horrific and at times barely understandable. This may be a work from an earlier audio era, but at least give people a fair warning that the audio quality is terrible.
Avid listener, teacher of English as a foreign language in Mexico City. Very interested in recommendations.
The audio is terrible. It is a recording that puts a strain on the listener as it is recorded like through the telephone, not a studio, and the listener can tell. The author is excellent, but not as a reader: she reads too fast. Thoroughly enjoyable, but can be hard to hear.
The poor audio quality of this audiobook almost made me foresake it. I'm so glad I didn't!
Days later, I find myself thinking about the story and the characters and their lives...
Amy Tan is such a good writer, and to hear the book read by her, gives clear voice (ha-ha) to her words, just as she imagined them. I could hear the mother rushing through her story, telling her adult daughter the truth about her life, story spilling out, words tripping over each other. I would have read it differently. It's a rare treat to hear what was in the author's mind!
The recording was muffled and barely audible - I couldn't get past the first 3 minutes. . I wish more effort had gone into a better recording for such a good story.
Yes, the story is good and if you must listen to the story it is a good one. Amy Tan isn't reading the whole story she is skipping a lot of material of her own book which is really confusing to me. why would she skip her own material?
I would have read the whole book. I would also get much better audio quality.
Yes more so if the whole book was read.
any particular reason why she didn't read the whole book?
It was a good story and very entertaining.
I didn't like the voice because sometimes she spoke too quickly.
I wish there had been chapter breaks.
I read this story years ago and remembered liking it as I do most everything by Amy Tan. That being said this is the worst narration production I've heard so far on audible. It sounds like it was recorded on a tape recorder and it even skips. I thought it was my phone so I rewound. It's the recording. I'm returning it.
This is one of my favorite endurance and triumph stories. Amy Tan does justice to the narration of her novel. Only four stars for this selection, though, because the sound quality was tinny and hard to hear.
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