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Amazing story, outstandingly performed
I don't have much to say to say beyond my review's title. This is one of the most outstanding stories ever written and Sinise performs it exquisitely.
A bit dry but OK overall
The reading is a bit dry and overly deliberate, but otherwise good. The autobiography itself is wonderful.
I found Tim Curry's performance of Scrooge's voice to be quite annoying. Since Scrooge speaks a lot, this becomes problematic. Also, the performance is overly dramatic. Since the source material is dramatic enough, I also found this annoying.
Difficult to understand
I admittedly listened to only a little of this book (somewhat into the first chapter) but that is because the narrator spoke very dramatically with, annoyingly, a strong modulation in volume. Some words would be loud but then some would be inaudible. This is a particular problem with Nietzsche since he often looks at subtle concepts where hearing even the prepositions is important to grasping his point. Therefore, I switched to the narration by Alex Jennings which is better (and which uses a translation that also includes brief notes before each chapter).
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Well executed narration... but why a British one
The story is fascinating, if a bit repetitive.
The narrator was good but... for a book that repeatedly talks about Americans vs. Brits and where the narrator in the book is American, why did they pick a British voice?
3 of 4 people found this review helpful