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What made the experience of listening to A People's History of Christianity the most enjoyable?
The well-written and well-researched text.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Karen Saltus?
Anyone who understood basic pronunciation of religious terminology and important religious figures. Some basic words, like "theologian" were consistently mispronounced.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
a bit too long for that, but I returned to it over a few days to finish.
Any additional comments?
To honor the scholarship of the text and to maintain credibility, the pronunciation of the reader/performer needs to be monitored. She has a beautiful voice, clearly talented, but needs help with pronunciation of religious terminology.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A different narrator.
What didn’t you like about Karen Saltus’s performance?
Wow. Let me just say first the Ms. Saltus is an extremely talented voice over artist. She has the most articulate voice I think I've ever heard. And that's the problem for me with her narration of this book . . . she sounds exactly like a machine. It's uncanny. Her voice and articulation sound better than what's on my GPS or even Siri on my iPhone.I'm afraid I can't stand to listen to such a mechanical sounding voice, as technically good as it is, for a book reading. For me, the choice of narrator has completely ruined this audio book experience.The voice is completely detached from the narrative and it sounds artificial with no emotional connection at all to the text.In my opinion, the experience of listening to a book is much more than just hearing a technically consistent and accurate voice reading words . . . it's should be a performance with authentic emotional engagement that connects with the listener and strengthens the narrative.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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