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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Trollope is for me. Not this reader.
What did you like best about this story?
Could not listen to,the book.
What didn’t you like about Flo Gibson’s performance?
Terrible. She read so,so,fast you cannot follow,the story or the nuances.
What character would you cut from The Bertrams?
Did not finish book.
Any additional comments?
I hope,to,get a refund.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What a shame this reader will discourage listeners from the joys of Anthony Trollope. She ruins the experience. Her voice only deserves these adjectives: monotonous, querulous, irritating, untrained. It's like having to sit through a 26-hour Christmas dinner with an elderly, dreary aunt.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Awful, just awful. This narrator's high, American voice rattling away at a gallop with bizarre intonation and stops has made this unlistenable to me.
I adore Trolllope and Timothy West has taken me through Parliament and the aristocracy with the Pallisers and Barchester with the Clergy. Ms Gibson could not take me to chapter three.
I wasted my money do not waste yours. I would have given no stars were it possible.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Having listened with great pleasure to the Palliser and Barchester novels, read by Timothy West, I looked forward to this. But the narrator is just terrible. The voices of the cast of characters are indistinguishable, one from the other, and all - including the author's comments - are read in without humour or change of rhythm. I would say it was monotonous, but Ms Gibson does put in strange rises and falls, intonations more suitable for questions occur in statements, and questions are asked flatly.
I do wonder if it is because she is an American. But I am one hour in, and cannot say that I will ever continue. Unless I purchase the book, or Audible releases it with a better reader, I will never find out what happens to the Bertrams and their friends.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful