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By K. Lawrence on 02-01-13
I just couldn't get past the narrator
What would have made Birdseye better?
Anyone who has listened to Cod, or Salt, knows what a good Kurlansky narrator sounds like. I don't want to sound mean, but I found myself flipping it off, because of the narration. Pauses and breaks in mid sentence, gasps for air, flat toned vocals, deadpan. It felt like they grabbed a guy off the street with dyslexia and asked him to narrate a book. I made it 1/4 way and deleted it out of frustration.I bet the book is good, but the audio one stinks!
Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Kurlansky? Why or why not?
I highly recommend Salt and Cod, more entertaining books by Kurlansky.
Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Van Ness’s performances?
Not for all the tea in china. He has narrated only one book in his life, and that's one too many.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Chris Reich on 29-04-13
A Great Story That's True and Motivational
When I first started this book I didn't think I would like it. Kurlansky can be a little long winded. But it gets better and better as it goes along and I really loved it.
I not only found the history of the man and frozen foods to be very interesting, but also motivational. Birdseye really dug in and made his ideas a reality.
There's a great lesson for us all. Ideas are great but action makes things happen.
Great story, well read, fun and motivational.
Get it all right here!
Chris Reich, TeachU
2 of 2 people found this review helpful