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I have never read any Pynchon, and decided this should be my first. If you have the guilty pleasure, like many others, of conspiracy theories this book is for you.
The narrator was great. I was worried when some of the reviews gave the narrator 1 star, but he did great.
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Definitely Jane Austen
Jane Austen is incredibly difficult to read. The audio book accompanying the paper copy of the book made it much easier to not get lost in Jane's unique "3rd person" type narrative.
Very good for its time.
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This particular version of the audio book stops in several -seemingly random- places and plays music for a few seconds. It's quite weird, but not too disruptive.
What did you like best about this story?
The language was pretty modern for the time it was written. It was very easy to read.
This story that follows the character we know by Moll Flanders is an exciting tale of lovers, husbands, children, thievery, and whoredom. Being published in the 1700s, it is easy to feel alienated from the language, but listening to the audio book while also reading a paper (or kindle) version along with it, the language becomes much easier to understand.
The voice actress in this audio book does a great job of changing her voice to represent other characters, but there were times when I wondered if it was a person talking, or some sort of computer animated voice. This didn't ruin the good parts of the reading, nor did it distract too much from the content, but it did make me take notice on more than one occasion.
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