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Donald J. Kinney

Boston, Massachusetts
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Stunningly Bad Narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-16

it is truly impossible to describe the shock when somebody mispronounces the names that are essential to the story. The mispronunciation of Greenwich is perhaps a high-crime. How does Bob Dunsworth have a job doing this? Made this professional historian cringe. Frequently.

Good Lay Scholarship

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-16

It's a political retelling of basic history with an interesting angle. Impressive for a non historian (no, a PhD dropout doesn't count as a professional).

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Shocking Mispronunciations and Amateur Production

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

Reviewed: 09-24-14

What didn’t you like about Jeff Cummings’s performance?

I would not have left a review, but at a certain point I simply had to say something. As a professional in the field of history, intimately involved with this subject matter, I am stunned at the lack of research that went into this production. Names are comically mispronounced as if there was no effort at all to research the topic. Beyond that, it is a patchwork production lacking even the most basic audio editing skills. The edits are frequent and absurdly distracting.

Watch out for such gems as the mispronounciation of Eugene Wigner, Vanivar Bush (Van-IH-veer!) and perhaps most shockingly, the Nobel Prize Winner Aage Bohr (Ah-wah...seriously?) It's as if this was recorded as a C- level undergraduate project.