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I find the subject matter to be very interesting and I enjoy learning about the inner workings of a criminal's mind; but -- the narrator for this story is getting on my last nerve.
How can the narrator not know the proper pronunciation of so many words.
Quantico, VA is being pronounced: "kwanteeko"
I could list several more but I'm not sure how to spell them out phonetically to describe it.
I'm hoping I can finish the book.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
Excellent story--I've read everything by J. Douglas. However, this narrator has such a monotonous delivery, and he mispronounces even only moderately difficult words, suggesting he didn't do his homework first. Increasingly irritating, and I gave up.
37 of 38 people found this review helpful
worth a listen, narration was excellent. has given me nightmares though !! so listen with caution.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
For the most part, this horrific story held my complete attention. BTK's defiance of all the comfortable cliches about what makes a serial killer - loner, history of abuse as a child etc. - gives you a genuine sense that anyone could be capable of terrifying violence. What lets this audiobook down is the occasional - but jarring - tendency of the narrator to mis-pronounce certain words. This mainly happens with place names or technical terms with which the narrator is clearly unfamiliar, but it is a shame that no one present for the recording took the time to correct him. It seems such a minor point, but in some cases the mispronunciations (I particularly recall 'Larry-Nix' for 'larynx') are almost funny, and that reaction is so at odds with the feelings produced by the story as a whole it detracts from the experience.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
A pretty disappointing book, based merely on writing style alone…
The content wasn’t anything that had been divulged by other sources before. Definitely *not* an exclusive!
The narration was absolutely abysmal! Right off the bat, he pronounces, “Quantico” as
The list of other pronunciation atrocities was so long, I cannot even be bothered listing it here… I mean, this guy is *meant* to be a
‘voice actor’ ! Part of the job description should be * Look up unfamiliar words to be comfortable pronouncing them correctly!
If you’ve heard two or more good podcasts on BTK - I’d give this a miss…
what a great re count on such a strNge and twisted person. ithank you.