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Much to my chagrin I did not read the reviews before purchasing this book. I have other audio books by the author and am pleased with them so was not prepared for the disturbing sound affects to be found on this recording. Most disturbing in my opinion is the alternating high and low buzz similar to a cell phone ringing, in the background that has nothing to do with the story but is just THERE.
Unfortunately because of vision problems I don't have the option of reading the book from the library so I am just stuck with an extremely disappointing recorded book that is probably a pretty good book.
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I really wish I had read the other reviews before buying this audiobook. The story may be great, but I'll never know; I can't stand to listen past the first chapter.
They say it was read and "performed" by Hickman and a relative. I've usually enjoyed listening to authors read their own work. Had Hickman stuck to just reading it, it would have worked ok. Sadly, he also produced it (in his living room?), and had someone with a electric keyboard and a stack of sound effect CDs doing really cheesy background noises.
What finally got me was the loud, continuous sound loop of a protesting crowd- when there was no protesting going on in the story. I couldn't even focus on the author's words it was so distracting.
I might check the book out from the library. I certainly won't be buying it. The authors have gotten too much money from me for this mess.
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