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This is a good book. It got wonderful reviews and I've now tried reading a bit of it and would agree. But I can't stand the reader of this audiobook and had to give in. I had to turn down the volume as soon as she started: she declaims as though trying to reach the back of a hall. Delivery is slow, with every comma and quotation marked by a significant pause. Important words are similarly picked out. I tried turning up the speed of the reading, which gave some relief, but not enough. This reader is obsessed by structure to the detriment of content. Dreadful. Listen to the extract before buying.
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I agree wholheartedly with the first reviewer. I have listened to a large number of unabridged audio books and occasionally there is a mispronounced word or stress on the wrong part of a sentence, but in this case it is RIDDLED with to my mind incorrect stresses. Her voice is good, but not the reading of it. I have been so infuriated with it that I find getting the true meaning very difficult and I am re-reading it in my head as she speaks!! I'm suprised that the publishers accepted it for publication!
The actual book is indeed great, but as I have said it is very difficult to winkle out the true meaning!!
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