The Captain of the Pole Star

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by B. J. Harrison
  • 1 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Word goes among the crew of the Pole Star that the captain is haunted by demons. And after the days turn into weeks in the frigid Arctic Ocean, stories begin to circulate of ghosts and midnight hauntings.

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Weird accent

The sample gave me the impression this was read by a British actor but the whole story was read by an American, at high speed, and with the oddest idea of what Scots sound like... Not quite Hound of the Baskervilles, but mildly entertaining way to spend an hour.
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- IcryattheWaltons

Narrator is simply terrible

Why do many Americans think they can do accents? Particularly British accents (yes, there are more than just Scots, Irish, and English!)? Mr. Harrison obviously thinks he can truly sound Scottish but he sounds clownish instead. No, I'm not British by birth but I have lived in the UK for 19 years and I can promise you that this gentleman simply cannot perform any British accent whatsoever. I'm not trying to be pompous, just honest. This is painful and embarrassing to listen to.

Add to that all the mispronounced and poorly pronounced words and its truly difficult to listen to. It would really help if Mr. Harrison simply looked at a dictionary or even to Google for words he is unfamiliar with before attempting to record them. 'Quay' is pronounced 'key'. It's not difficult.

This is a classic Conan Doyle and it should be read as such but the narration made this entirely too painful to listen to. I couldn't finish it and have deleted it after just a few minutes listening time. There are other versions of this story on Audible that are well read and I highly recommend listeners search for a different narrator rather than attempt to listen to this.
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- LesLee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2011
  • Publisher: B.J. Harrison