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This brilliant and important insider’s view is painful to listen to. Narrator Tom Perkins might have done just a bit of homework before recording such bloopers as MA-rin County, VY-Ader Winery, Pol Roger ( rhymes with dodger) champagne, Jean-Charles Boisset (rhymes with basinet) and St. HE-lena (this is Napa, Tim, not Montana) repeated hundreds of times. Even common English words like nascent (NAW-sent) get bungled. If I were James Conoway, I would demand a new recording. It’s he who is made to sound like a clueless outsider.
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What made the experience of listening to Napa at Last Light the most enjoyable?
Very well written and researched presentation of the sad situation whereby Napa's political leaders are helping corporate profit seekers to undermine and destroy so much of what has made this beautiful valley a very special place.
Would you be willing to try another one of Tom Perkins’s performances?
Not unless he learns the correct pronunciation for key words in what he's reading. It grates on the Napa native to hear his narration. Appalling that he does not know how to pronounce St. Helena (it's Hel-eena in the Napa Valley) or Boisset (the T should be silent), as well as other French-based words. His worst clunker was "closs" for the French term clos.
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