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I very much enjoyed volume 1 of the Seabury Quinn stories (Horror on the Links) and was excited to listen to volume 2. Imagine my disappointment upon finding that the producer did not feel that Grandin's French accent is an important part of the charm of the story. The narrator in the first volume, although obviously not bilingual, did an admirable effort to suggest Grandin's voice. Mr. Eiden either doesn't have the facility, or was directed not to simulate any accent and this significantly diminishes the fun of the reading.
I certainly hope that the producers take more care in casting a narrator for volume 3.
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If you want an introduction to the many tales of Jules deGrandin, start with the first of these collections. The narration on that volume is smoother and dosn't contain the occasional mispronunciations that mar this reading. I also detected a couple of misread/incorrect terms in the reading.
It's a pity that a different reader was assigned to this compilation..
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