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What disappointed you about The Emperor Waltz?
I have returned this book as it failed to reach the level I expected from the very glowing reviews! 3 very different stories from different periods, with no apparent link! I have kept on with it in the hope that it would become clearer, but am too bored now! I found the male narrator's style extremely irritating and quite tedious too. suspect this wouldn't have helped to move the story along.
What will your next listen be?
Need something a bit more light and fun!
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The book has such a dazzling scope, with many diverse characters, that the audio book can sorely disappoint and fail to do justice to the author.
What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?
The narrator who covered the death bed chapters almost made me give up. I found his delivery so slowly and excruciatingly enunciated that it totally intruded on my enjoyment, and even my understanding of the text. The other narrators were better, but I felt that none were good enough for the narratives.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely not! I think there would be time for nothing else, and I would probably go mad.
Any additional comments?
This is not a straightforward novel with a clear narrative. It is a big, bold, complex set of narratives, very loosely connected. I think that the right narrators could enhance the text and make it a richer experience than just reading the book. Unfortunately this set of narrators had the opposite effect for me.