David A Weatherbie

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-15

Get a better narrator.

What didn’t you like about Coleen Marlo’s performance?

It would be bad enough if it were just her uninspired reading of the book - she just races through with no inflection to give life to the story; however, the real failure is her mispronunciation of so many words and names. Didn't it occur to an editor to correct her when, for example, she pronouced "fraulein" as "frow-line" when it's supposed to be "froy-line." Or, even worse, pronouncing the German article "Die" as "dye" rather than "dee." English words get treated badly, too. She apparently has no idea how to correctly say "hegemony." There are, alas, too many other examples to mention.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-09

Good Book - Find another narrator

The story was very good, but the narrator was pretty awful. As a perky little Aussie, she was just fine, but her ability to duplicate any other accent apparently doesn't exist. The Spaniards all sounded like lisping Boris Badenovs. The Italians all sounded like they'd just had "some-a-spicy meat-a-ball." I kept at it because of the story, but I can't recommend this version.

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