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It would be very hard to find a worse reading (of any book). (Well, some stuff on Librivox is pretty bad, but at least they aren't selling it...) The reader, Deaver Brown, occasionally adds additional words or simply replaces words with his own choices. And a huge chunk of the crucial opening story ("The Book of the Grotesque") is missing, leading me to believe that Deaver accidentally turned two pages at the same time without noticing his error. It is as if no one played it back even once before sending it to press. Lastly, probably the most embarrassing aspect of this reading is that the narrator slowly,carefully reads the *table of contents* and later painstakingly describes an *illustration* in the edition of Winesburg, Ohio that he happens to be reading. It's actually quite funny.
Actually: I've changed my own mind. Buy it anyway & treat yourself to a couple of laughs.
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What would have made Winesburg, Ohio better?
My ears were in pain.
What was most disappointing about Sherwood Anderson’s story?
I could not listen to the story due to the poor narration.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I have enjoyed all prior narrators from my audible collection. I am not sure why this reading was not purged from the audible library.
What character would you cut from Winesburg, Ohio?
The only character I would remove from Winesburg is the narrator.
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