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By Christopher Tower on 15-10-10
I posted my first review ever for _Gods of Mars_ because the Tantor Media narrator was so terrible. I did not think any narrator could be as bad or worse. And then I listened to this book. Delloro's vocal tone makes it seem as if he is shouting through the entire eight hour audio file!! He also cannot pronounce simple words like chasm or stygian let alone the obvious pronunciation of character names, such as Xodar (Zodar not Ex-o-dar). ERB's books are fun, but only a true fan will be able to suffer through this atrocious narrator's work.
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By J. Asbury on 12-10-17
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I enjoyed this and the first two books, as well as the performance. However, it should be noted that, Peter Delloro's performance is chocked full of mispronounced words. Full. I found it appropriate because, having lived near Virginia, southern people have absolutely no idea how to speak words properly. While this is not true of all Virginians, it is true of most so, the reading kinda fits. Even should a Virginian have a large vocabulary, it is often that they still do not know how to speak them properly. Words such as "stygian" become "st(eye)gian" and "succor" becomes "sue-core" instead of "suckor". So, if you're big on exacting pronunciation, forget about it, Peter Delloro is not ever going to be your guy. However, of all the readers, he sounds a lot like an actual, back water, basackwards, Virginian and not British or television American.
He sounds exactly right, despite being one serious butcher of spoken English. What can I say? It's what Virginians and most southern Americans do.