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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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Where does The Lady in Gold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
It covered so much - the Jewish origins & experience in Vienna, the Viennese artists' involvement in the contemporary art movements of the 20th century, the varied experiences of the different families before, during & even after the Nazi times, & finally the detailed legal issues that brought "The Lady in Gold" portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer to the United States.
Which scene was your favorite?
Impossible to single out any one - all so rich in "you are there" details.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was wonderful to dwell in for a whole week to not miss a word.
Any additional comments?
Having seen the 5 Klimt paintings at the Neue Galerie when they were first exhibited in New York & knowing some of the background, I found the book very special.
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