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Is there anything you would change about this book?
I am so disappointed at the narrator choice for this book, which I have long been awaiting. While he is generally a very good narrator, his mispronunciation of nearly every Hebrew or Yiddish word he encounters is so jarring and distracting, I am thinking of returning the audiobook and waiting until I have time to read in print. That the producers did not consider how important a natural flow of authentic American Jewish use of words like siddur, bris, kiddush or Israeli names like Noam or Yael (which have two syllables, not one) is surprising given that the content is Rothian in it's self-conscious Jewishness.
What did you like best about this story?
The writing is brilliant and the pacing is masterful.
Would you be willing to try another one of Ari Fliakos’s performances?
Not for a book by this author or any other book that required accents.
Any additional comments?
I hope you fix it!
30 of 33 people found this review helpful
The narration was great, and the story is really interesting. I'm not sure this is the best book for the audio book format. The author changes place, character and time several times in critical periods of the story. in text, he uses "space" to note the changes. In the audio book format those changes are not always clear, or become clear once you already missed a point.
16 of 18 people found this review helpful