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This is a delicious novel by a superb author, and read by one of the all-time masters of narration. But the quality of the recording is so degraded it's virtually incomprehensible. The sound reminds me of recordings of radio broadcasts in the 1930's. Or like it's coming from deep under the water. Another reviewer mentioned this; I wish I'd sampled before I bought.
I really think Audible should lean on the books' publishers (Blackstone Audio in this instance) to come up with an earlier generation recording. It was published fairly recently (1999); there's no reason it has to be this bad.
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Unless the audio format can be improved this is not a very good listen which is too bad because it seems to be a good book
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I am a big fan of Robertson Davies and though this is not his best, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and admire the narrators rendition but there is a persistent 'echo' in the backround of the recording which had me constantly thinking I had left the radio on in another room and it seems the editing is incomplete as many passages are repeated often with a different emphasis. Quite annoying.