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Kim

Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
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  • Alcestis

  • By: Katharine Beutner
  • Narrated by: Diane Havens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the world of Mycenaean Greece, a world peopled by capricious gods, where royal women are confined to the palace grounds and passed as possessions from father to husband.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Boring Narration

  • By Kim on 02-13-14

Boring Narration

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

Reviewed: 02-13-14

Would you be willing to try another one of Diane Havens’s performances?

I don't think I'd try another of Havens' performances. I didn't feel there were enough pauses to signify a new sentence, thought, etc. I also thought the addition of "end of chapter _" to be redundant. Obviously when a new chapter begins, the other would end.

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