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By David on 04-11-11
Great book and narrator - bad technical glitch
I am almost finished with this recording, and it has been a pure joy all the way. That is, until Chapter 5 of Part 4. Suddenly, I was listening to a duplicate of an earlier part of the story. I skipped ahead to Chapter 6 and was hearing new text again, but I can't be sure what, if anything, I have missed. So I've tried to redownload Part 4 to see if it comes out right. Unfortunately, it stalls out at 119 mb and I'm having a hard time getting past that.
This kind of thing really fouls up the experience...
51 of 51 people found this review helpful
By Omar on 09-11-10
OMG! Helprin is the American Homer!
No, not Homer Simpson, though you will find many side-splitting laughs to rival Marge's tubby hubby.
Helprin is the best living writer in the English language, maybe any language. This epic adventure defies any description of the plot which is so magnificently constructed, so sublime as to compare to any masterpiece (architectural, pictorial, sculptural, technological). One can appreciate it, but recounting it diminishes its artistry, beauty and grandeur. If you are fortunate enough to have a hard copy, then read, listen, read, listen. Your efforts will be rewarded, your soul enriched, and you will be restored to your proper senses. In reality, this praise applies to the five titles that I have read.
The reading on this audio is well done and captures the spirit of the story throughout.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful