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By Robert Sowder on 07-20-17
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I can't even listen to this book. It sounds like its being read by the computer from War Games. Is it really that hard to phone a person that can read?
What could Steven R. Gundry MD have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Find someone other than a computer voice to read the text.
Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Solimene’s performances?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Sadness at having to listen to a computer voice talk
89 of 92 people found this review helpful
By Doreen Pinkham on 08-10-17
Terrible narration, great book
The narrator speaks with exaggerated pronunciation, misplaced emphasis, and pauses in the wrong places. This book could have been narrated by Siri and come out sounding more human. Within the first few minutes, I had to listen carefully because I genuinely thought it was an AI narrating the story.
Question - don't authors or some other authority listen to these audiobooks prior to releasing them to the public? I can't understand how some of these narrators were given the thumbs up while recording these books. If it were my book, I'd make sure it was enjoyable to listen to before releasing it. Maybe it's just me, though.
175 of 183 people found this review helpful
By Linda W on 07-11-17
I had to google the narrator to see if this person exists or if it is a computer program. Whatever speed I put the narration on, it still sounds like a computer generated voice. I am having a hard time listening to the content for the computer sounding voice.
52 of 54 people found this review helpful
By JohnSays on 08-12-17
Ground breaking book ruined by narrator
I am a naturopathic practitioner and believe this book to be the most important information yet written on health. I've told anyone who will listen how vital it's message is. Therefore it is beyond plausible reason to understand how this narrator could have been hired to read such an important book. I think of all the people who will not get through the first 5 minutes. Perhaps the narrator has a condition or disability. Perhaps there was no person and a machine read this book. Whatever, it was absolutely brutal to sit through. If it is a person, they need a different vocation. He pauses in exactly the wrong places, puts emphasis on the wrong syllables, breaks syllables into separate words. Most annoying are the long pauses that covey a complete thought but then he continues and I realize he is still mid sentence and I am now getting a different understanding than what I just thought I had. Example: ...the patient was scheduled for dialysis. He went ... long pause... on the plant paradox diet. Over and over. I'm actually quite upset with the author for allowing such a travesty of an audiobook. I mean, didn't anyone listen to it before it was released?!
80 of 84 people found this review helpful
By Laura Juarez on 07-14-17
sounds like a machine
The information is thought-provoking and interesting; I'll probably re-listen to it but the narrator sounds mechanical, with unnatural pauses and inflection. It sounds like it's being read by a text-to-speach program and distracts/detracts from the content.
51 of 54 people found this review helpful