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Justin Van Prooyen

Silver Spring, MD, US
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  • Chesapeake

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 50 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo worth my time... and a rant at the end

  • By Jan on 08-29-15

Such a wonderful story with a horrible narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The only thing I would change about this book is the narrator. He doesn't do justice to this amazing work.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Larry McKeever?

Patrick Tull, or anyone that is not a robot like Larry Mckeever.

Any additional comments?

I am a huge fan of James Michener and have read most of his books so I was excited to see several of them on Audible. Unfortunately, the narration on this book is so robotic and awkward in its rhythm and pronunciation that it is almost not worth it to listen to the book.

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