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Victoria

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Great story, terrible reader

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

What made the experience of listening to The Sisters the most enjoyable?

They were a fascinating family and the writer tells their story well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sisters?

The story of Unity Mitford is tragic, strange and dramatic.

How could the performance have been better?

Find a reader who can pronounce things properly and who can read a sentence following the punctuation. As others have said, this TERRIBLE reader stops mid sentence at times, pauses, then finishes the sentence. If she did this at a comma or semi colon it might make some sense, but she just runs out of breath at random points. She obviously did not read the material ahead of time. Even more annoying is the fact that she didn't bother to learn the correct pronunciation of various English names and place names, e.g. High Wycombe, where the Mitfords rented a summer place. It is mentioned frequently and she pronounces it High Why-comb, when it should be High Wick-um. It is INCREDIBLY off putting, as is her changing pronunciation of Redesdale, the family surname. Sometimes it's Reds-dale. Sometimes it's Reeds-dale. Ugh, just ask someone, lady!

Any additional comments?

Audible: maybe you need to pay more attention to the readers you hire!!!! I've had this problem with other books recently. Who are these people you're hiring? Could I read one of the books? I promise to do a better job than this person!

27 of 27 people found this review helpful

Good escapist chick lit, bad reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-04

This book is exactly what you'd expect--light, fluffy, fun. However, the reader is just not very good. This is a book that's all about California, yet the reader mispronounces things like Ago (the restaurant), Marin County, etc. Lame.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful