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Well, the title describes my feelings completely. I am a big fan of Mary Roaches work. Despite the fact that this book is different from her usual meticulous research driven work it is still very enjoyable and refreshingly entertaining.
The performer's voice is just...wrong. It sounds as if she's shouting every word and the intonation seems off too. After a few minutes of listening I actually feel wound up instead of relaxed. Trying to introduce this book to friends resulted in the same discomfort for them. Coincidentally, they found Roaches other great book Packing for Mars sounding like being read by a robot.
I can't see myself being able to suffer through the rest of this audio book. If only there was a way of "reading it"...oh, wait...;)
Is there anything you would change about this book?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The way she would draw out the vowels in words. I couldn't finish this book because the narrator was too distracting.
Any additional comments?
I loved Mary Roach's other books. I'm sure this one is very good as well but I couldn't get past the first few chapters.
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Would you try another book from Mary Roach and/or Angela Dawe?
I like Mary Roach. The trouble was the narration. She sounded like she was trying too hard to project her voice, which left no room for personality, Very flat and monotone. I will have to break down and actually read this book!
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