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What disappointed you about Introduction to Chemistry?
I was less disappointed with the content than with the delivery, but you can't rate below 1 star.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I'll get back to being patient with The Great Courses.
What didn’t you like about Tracy Tupman’s performance?
It sounds like a real human voice, but I find it so hard to believe that the words are spoken by a person whose first language is English. It sounds like a bad computer translation spoken blindly by the narrator.
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I don't know what language this was translated from, but whoever did it must have used a computer program for the bulk of it or sat with an English dictionary and laboriously looked up many of the words without understanding English grammar. For example: "Given that the old symbols were not easy to write, disfigured the books, and not collaborated anything for your memory. . ." Or, "Then the alpha particles not suffer much substantial deviations would return." Or "The atomic theory of Bohr was published between 1913 and 1915. She was able to explain. . ." The reading is full of awkward translations, some of them not distorting the meaning much, but others leading to confusion. The narrator sounds like an American English speaker, so I don't know why he didn't alert the publisher to the problem. But maybe the narrator is actually a computer generated-voice reading a computer-generated translation. That said, I was still able to garner useful information from the book. About 80% of it is standard English.