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.
This was a really well-written book. The story was captivating and a great example of historical fiction. However, the recording itself was really hard to listen to. The quality wasn't very high and I had to turn the volume up to be able to hear and understand what was being said.
The story was great, and very memorable. I found the characters rather well developed and I most definitely was able to understand their plight.
Though my only issue is that the audio quality wasn't very good. But that's rather understandable considering that this is probably a very old recording.
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