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Do NOT listen to this book in the car, as the voice of the High Witch will make you want to drive straight into a wall. Her voice is so shrill that nails scratching on a chalk board is much more comforting. Besides making our ears bleed, we could understand about every third word of the High Witch. Did anyone at the publisher listen to this before releasing it for sale?? I would be shocked if that were the case. Besides the skin crawling voice and the inaudible performance, the sound would go from so loud your head throbbed, to so low, you had to stop a rewind a few times before you could figure out what was said. Terrible engineering by the producer. The other character voices were great. The story itself was fabulous, and the only reason we finished the book...which was no easy feat. Getting to the end was touch and go several times! Unfortunately, without knowing if Miranda Richardson is going to use her pleasant voice or her screeching voice, we will never buy a book she narrates again. This book should have come with a WARNING on the front cover. I really wish I could give this book a higher rating.
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What disappointed you about The Witches?
Again, as with Matilda, I was horribly disappointed by the volume levels of this book! It goes from whisper to blast your ear drums and back again and again, it's maddening to listen to!
What about Miranda Richardson’s performance did you like?
Beautifully performed the voices were wonderful!
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Witches?
If I could play editor, I would do NOTHING but LEVEL out the Volume! It's unfair to ruin such a perfect book and potential great experience because someone behind the scenes is incompetent.
Any additional comments?
I truly hate to report we shut this book off two hours prior to the finish even though we didn't want to at all, simply because the volume was giving us a headache and distracting horribly from the story and beautiful performance that was being given by Miranda Richardson~
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