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Would you listen to Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant again? Why?
I am not certain, the book is very linear and fact based. On one hand it is apparent that Grant was not talented with rhetoric. On the other hand the book presents a wealth of knowledge and a prospective I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator did an excellent job of elocution, and pronounced the names of many places phonetically correctly. However, in American English the spoken names of many places vary from the phonetically correct. American English is my primary language and I found this 'correct pronunciation' incredibly distracting and quite grating to hear the names like the Army of the Potomac, Maryland, and many other places pronounced in an atypical way. I don't begrudge the narrator, but I am spending a large percentage of this book thinking that's not the way we say that in America, as instead of to listening to content of the book.
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Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alastair Cameron?
Someone with an American accent. Hadn't realized I was downloading this version, read by a man who does not know how to pronounce U.S. cities, including the city where Grant lived before the war.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful