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Ada Louise Huxtable was a perceptive, articulate and interesting observer of the built environment. While some of these essays have proven to be a bit dated, hearing her perspective over 50 years is fascinating. Then there is the narration. The narrator continually mispronounces names, is jerky in his pronunciation, seems to have little or no understanding of foreign words and is embarrassingly ignorant of even the basic terminology in architecture. I had to stop listening because his errors got too irritating to continue.
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As an architect, the names and places are so indelibly ingrained into to our heads that hearing so many poorly pronounced names and places became a distraction. I found myself having to rewind a few seconds quite often because my head was attempting to decipher a name, and lost track of the rest of the sentence.
The narrator is clearly not familiar with the material, nor was the producer. Ultimately, it is a disservice to Huxtables work. I couldn't even get past the first 2 hrs of the book before giving up on it. Wish I'd have a mulligan on that Audible credit...
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