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"Accessible, well written, humorous and informed. Barrett Whitener is brisk and crisp - as always, a delight to listen to." ( AudioFile)
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By Eleanor on 07-20-09
The reader falls quite short of the book
I very much enjoyed the book - but the reader is flat terrible. If someone is going to read a book about the movies, it behooves him to learn to pronounce names properly. It was AWFUL to listen to the mispronunciation of Paul Muni's name - over and over again. And this is just one example in a list of many. There are even words he doesn't pronounce properly, e.g., "acumen" - as if it were chili spice. Painful!
This same reader read another book - Picture a Revolution and had the same problem. Many of the names he mispronounces are quite famous and central to some of the passages. It truly drove me nuts. I will look to see if this reader has any more books and will not order them.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
By Diana on 08-20-12
Great book, bad reader
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Maybe, because the book is terrific, but maybe not because the performance is terrible.
What didn’t you like about Barrett Whitener’s performance?
His ignorance of the subject matter is apparent in his routine mispronunciation of names and titles. Also, his performance is poor. Please get Mordden to read his own books!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful