Dr. Agnes Furst

Tumwater, WA USA
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Might be more enjoyable with a decent reader

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Reviewed: 01-14-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Some people may not get thrown off by a monotone reading voice and bad pronunciation of Gaelic words. I am halfway through this book and getting more and more annoyed by it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The plot is interesting. Dialogues are not very well written; sometimes sound "artificial".

Would you be willing to try another one of Stuart Langston’s performances?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Paradise War?

I would have cut the discussion with Prof Nettles a lot shorter. Instead of scolding and lecturing, he could have just explained his theory better. It sounded very confusing and not what you would expect from a scholar.

Any additional comments?

Don't voice artists have to do research on how to pronounce names and words of another language?! It is not that hard, even YouTube has the correct pronunciations. Only a very sloppy voice artist would ignore this...especially when reading a book about Celtic times.

On top of the bad reading, the background noise is also very annoying, especially when listening to the book using earphones. I can't believe Audible would publish something of such poor quality.

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