©1993 by Charles L. Mee, Jr.; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks
I have just started listening to this book and am very suprised by the incredibly poor sound quality. It sounds as if it was done on an old cassette recorder. This makes listeing it it very distracting. I'm going to keep listening to see if the content overcomes the lack of quality, but if this might be an issue for you, make sure you listen to the sample before you buy it -- I wish I had!
I can't comment on the content of this book because the recording quality was SO poor that I never even made it through the first hour! I was very disappointed to waste a credit on this title, and I would encourage you not to make the same mistake.
To be blunt... the audio quality makes the listening of the book... sound like a cassette player just as it's running out of juice... to the point that one starts to tune it out... whether the book is any good, didn't stick around to find out...
Overall a good book, but the worst audio quality I have ever experienced from Audible. There were points where I thought I was listning to a badly warped LP record that kept bouncing the needle backwards. A little editing would have shortened the book by at least an hour. Also, there were times when the audio quality was so bad that listning in my car was difficult due to depressed high frequency response. As I said, a good book but listning was not as pleasureable as it should have been.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
This book has a few great moments that make plodding through the rest barely worth it. The sound quality is very poor, and the work of a pretty good reader is diminished by poor editing.
In terms of content, this is a great buy. Interesting and well told stories, and the narrator is fine.
However, there are many many repeated sections and this is annoying and distracting.
interesting book - the audio quality is so poor it's below AM radio quality. Avoid!
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