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Would you try another book from Tyler Anbinder and/or George Guidall?
Even as a history, a book should be more than a collection of data or facts. I've given up on this audiobook. It left me flat. It wasn't written in an engaging manner or style. Facts and data are, to me, threads from which the author should weave an interesting story. This one took me nowhere. It didn't help that the reader or narrator seemed to me to have a halting style of speaking.
Has City of Dreams turned you off from other books in this genre?
I prefer non-fiction; particularly histories and biographies. I'll continue with books in this genre, and I'll avoid work by this author and narrator.
How could the performance have been better?
Narrator's voice would have been easier to take if it was warmer, friendlier and maybe more confident.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
Having read a favorable review of this book in the Wall Street Journal, I had much higher expectations for this audiobook, and was looking forward to listening and enjoying it.
I don't feel good or satisfied leaving a review for a book I didn't finish, but I'm not going to invest another 20 or so hours to complete this, so I've given up, and I want to record my disappointment.
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The reader reads this book so fast that he is impossible to understand. I would return it but I'm not sure if I can. The book seems very promising, but I suppose if I want to read it, I will have to buy a print copy (which I am unlikely to do, since I've already paid for it once).
1 of 1 people found this review helpful