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The sound quality of this recording is so bad it is unlistenable. The books are among my childhood favourites (from my grandfather's bookshelves). But I can't listen to this - it has been a total waste of money and I am extremely disappointed. As a new user I did not notice that it only rated a maximum of 2 for sound quality until after purchase, but even that is extremely generous.
The early 1900's version of what would become James Bond is well written & delivered in a great fashion as well! While Buchan's short story collection is entertaining, these two longer navels are well thought & historically accurate. A long lost pair of classics!
I think I chose to purchase this audio book because of the Hitchcock film of the same name. I hadn't ever read the actual book and so didn't know what I was getting into. Alas, the whole experience was disappointing because of how dated everything was: story, narration and sound quality. Sigh. I had high hopes.
"Thirty Nine Steps"
This is a very poor recording. All my previous experience with Audible has been excellent but this recording is shockingly poor. The quality of the sound is poor and it needs re-balancing also the public school narrator appears to be having a Gin and Tonic and a large cigar whilst reading.
"OMG dont get this book - its un listenable"
Just joined listened too two books so far this was second -OMG its JUST SHOCKING , i have asked for another book (i hope i get one) , its such poor quality , compaired to first book , and the chap doing the story sounds like he has marbles in his mouth - Audible is doing them self no favours with books thats sound like this - Very disapointed - Delete this book from your archives or get the cleaner to re read it - my cat could do a better job !!!
shame because buchan books are briliant - please please please get another version of these books .
However i like the service , the site and the first book was brill so i can only hope there are no more books like this !!
Thanks happy listening all!!
I have to agree withthe previous review, a very poor quality recording, very difficult to listen to in the car, unlike my other audible downloads. Prehaps Audible could post a notice to customers so they are at least aware and can make an informed judgement.
The tone of the narrators voice simply exascerbates the problem.
"Bad recording DO NOT BUY IT"
I totally agree with previous reviewers - the quality of this recording - even after downloading it in Enhanced format is awful. Audible should remove this recording from its catalogue. I wish there was a way to check the recordings before buying - just being able to listen to a minute or so would make such a difference especially as listeners find different readers are better to listen to than others.
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