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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Overall, I learned a lot from the author but laughed at the poor production.
What did you like best about this story?
The history is compelling and insightful.
How could the performance have been better?
The producer did not catch the cough at 5:27 in audio CHAPTER 5 nor the loud inhalations throughout the recording.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
AUDIBLE's quality is starting to drop.
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Did no one at the publisher think to give a proof read listen to this audiobook before letting it be submitted to the public?
I was soldiering my way through, forgiving the slightly mispronounced words at first such as instead of Hannibal, it was more like Han E. Ball, much like saying John F Kennedy.
But it got worse, and not steadily, but suddenly! As soon as we begin with the 2nd Punic War, the narrator suddenly forgets how to pronounce Latin names. And boy is it jarring! Fabius the Delayer becomes Fab A Uass. The narrator actually pronounces the same name about 4 different ways to the point that the listener isn't quite sure if he is talking about the same person anymore or not.
Had the narrator pronounced names like that from the start, I could have gotten over it and finished the book. It is the fact that half way through he forgets how to read Latin!