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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Despite this being confidently written and well-paced, the reader delivers each line as if he's reading something he doesn't understand to a toddler who he's trying to distract. (He could be great on another book, but I feel for Barney Shaw).
What did you like best about this story?
I know something of botany and olfaction and this was pitched well for anyone with similar interests. I've now learned some curious details and have a fuller understanding of the subject.The writer has clearly researched his passion for all things smelly.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator seems to read each sentence with no regard for the previous or up-coming text. There is a constant element of nervous surprise as he reads pretty simple things. I really couldn't do more than a chapter at a time as it became infuriating hearing simple words mis-read.
Was The Smell of Fresh Rain worth the listening time?
I'd recommend this book as a good read, but a teeth-grinding listen. I stuck with it, in the hope it might improve; it doesn't.
Any additional comments?
This writer deserves a better narrator.