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By Kathleen on 12-08-12
What did you like best about The Man from Lisbon? What did you like least?
The narrator's voice is good-except for the strange squeaky feminine voices.
But I'd call him a 'master of mispronunciation' in English and French.
Aren't these recordings edited or rehearsed?
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By GLENN B A on 10-07-14
I could not stand listening to this narrator
What disappointed you about The Man from Lisbon?
The man appeared to know Portuguese. I think that was his calling card.
His command of spoken English was not up to the challenge of this audio book. In casual conversation you would have no trouble understanding him, but his intonation was off enough to be frequently jarring, and the occasional mispronunciations added confusion or unintended comical effect. For example, one frequent auditory blow was that any string of adjectives brought him to a full stop midstream. (e.g. It was a cold. Rainy day.) I didn't get far before I had to punt and read it in hard copy.
My advice is that this is one audiobook to avoid!