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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The stories were entertaining. However, for an audio book about the Saints, where it would logically be expected that the audience would be comprised mostly of Saints fans and Louisiana natives, it seems obvious to get a narrator who can pronounce Louisiana proper names. I found myself enjoying the stories going all the way back to the inception of the Saints, but constantly distracted by the narrator's mispronunciation of names like "Thibodaux", "Fourcade", and "Antoine's".
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator obviously 1) Is not from Louisiana, 2) Didn't take the time to research pronunciation of proper names in the book, and 3) Not a football fan. The performance was stiff, awkward, and riddled with mispronunciations. In a book about Louisiana football, it would have been a much more enjoyable experience with someone who sounds more natural to the subject matter.
How could the performance have been better?
I lost count of the number of mispronounced names. It sounds like the narrator knows nothing about Saints' history. It would have been nice to have someone coach him on the proper pronunciations.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It's not necessary since the book is a series of small anecdotes.
Any additional comments?
I was also surprised by the number of factual errors in the book. The writer is a local sportscaster who has covered the Saints for years, but he often gives the wrong dates and occasionally a wrong name. One example is when he states that Chuck Muncie was the first Saints to rush for 1000 yards when he did so in 1980. In fact, that was in 1979. If he missed that date, how many others did he miss?