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What didn’t you like about Chazz Palminteri’s performance?
Chazz Palminteri delivers an uneven and stilted reading. He frequently mispronounces words, and then switches back and forth between alternate pronunciations in an apparent attempt to resolve his confusion, at our expense. He is constantly placing the the emphasis on the wrong word as though he is incapable of reading a few words ahead in order to grasp the gist of the narrative. The effect is a very stilted and distracting performance. I also thought he laid it on a little too think with the Brooklyn accent. I've heard Tommy Mattola give interviews, and his way of speaking and demeanor does not square with Palminteri's affect here.The insider tidbits are interesting, but Palminteri's performance detracted from what would otherwise have been an enjoyable listen.
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