The Summing Up

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By ElizabethLovick on 01-19-09

Interesting book, boring narrator

Make sure you listen to a good, long sample before you buy this book! The subject matter is, in the main, fascinating to any fan of Maugham. But here it is read by an American pretending to be English - and he gets it wrong time and time again, both pronounciation of individual words and the cadances of phrases.

In the autobiographical sections of the book I found I could overlook the narration, but in the sections when he discusses metaphysics, the narration obscured the meaning time and time again, and I found my mind wandering.

If you can cope with the narration, a fascinating book.

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