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The reader has a great voice and love his style, but the audiobook is totally littered with either wrongly pronounced words or the wrong word entirely. That said, it's still very enjpyable.
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I have loved Babbitt since I first read it in junior high school. It's one of two books that I re-read nearly every year. Why it pleases me so, why it entices me to read it again and again, I cant answer; but it does.
To say I was disappointed with this narration is a GROSS understatement. I won't take issue with the timbre or quality of the voice, but I take GREAT issue with the stumbling mispronunciations of common words. After a few chapters, it became a little mind game for me as I listened - what on earth had the narrator just said? Stop, repeat, listen; stop, repeat, listen once more. In the context of a sentence, I was usually able to figure out what word or phrase the reader was attempting, but I confess, there were several occasions when I was completely stumped. Twice, I went to the physical book to play hide and seek with a sentence. Does no one ever listen to the recordings before they're released? Is there no such entity as a proof-listener?
Cutting to the chase - I couldn't finish listening. Great story; lousy reader. If you want to give Babbitt a try, buy the book!