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Publisher's Summary

Read in a mixture of Middle-English and modern English, The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century.

The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

©2010 Saland Publishing (P)2010 Saland Publishing

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Not a quality product

The volume of the performances are not consistent. There is no documentation so you don't know what excerpt that you are listening to. If you try to read along, good luck. I would not buy this again. It was cheap, but it isn't helpful. There are 12 chapters called "Chapter 1..... Chapter 12".

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Terrible Recording Quality

Sounds like an old 78 rpm record. Very uneven sound, complete with clicks, tape hiss, and wheezing.
In bad need of remastering!

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can't understand the dude

i barely made it to chapter two. The narrator was very hard to understand. Needs to read without any accents.

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  • 12-03-20

Comfortable and Relaxing

The enthusiastic performances of the various voice artists make it feel like they are telling you a story. It’s not simply reading from a page. There are different speakers throughout which leads to the illusion of a group of people gathered around telling stories. The audio has the very slight crackles endemic to older recordings. In my mind, this helps the illusion even further, it can sound like a fire crackling in the background. Overall, couldn’t the happier.