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I made the mistake of buying this version in haste without a preview. This is a classic scottish tale of Jacobite Scotland but the narrator is just awful. He is American with a very American accent.Fine if the book is Tom Sawyer but not for Kidnapped. And his pronounciation of Scottish names and towns is just dreadful. eg eedanburg(edinburgh) jaycob-ite etc etc.... I am very familiar with the terrain setting but struggled to recognise where the narrator was referring to. Try a different version. There is plenty of choice.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
My kids and I listened to this on a long car trip and we all thought it was great. It was recorded back in 1980 so you can't expect the digital quality of today but...that being said...It was quite clear in spite of a little "tape noise." The narrator did an incredible job with all the voices - everything from the gruff pirates to the young boy who narrates the story. Five stars!!
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What didn’t you like about John L. Chatty’s performance?
Whenever the narrator was just telling the story, it was fine. However, when it came to the dialogue, the characters that David had to meet all had such horrible voices that it made me want to stop listening. Some of them were just so screechy and horrible I just couldn't take it anymore.
Any additional comments?
The audio quality was also bad. Every once in a while the sound would dip making the narrator unintelligible for a few seconds before it came back. Skip this recording and find another version of "Kidnapped."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful