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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not really. The only reason I kept on with it was because I love cycling.
What did you like best about this story?
I wanted to hear the subject matter, the history of the TdF.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Oscar Sparrow?
OMG my Aunt Helen probably could have done a better job. The narration was the worst part. His affected French and American accents were painful to hear and his British English was so choppy in tempo that it just didn't flow like natural speech.
Did Tour de France: The Inside Story inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to leave this review as a warning to others.
Any additional comments?
This could have been a much better audio book with better narration. Really. The next time you want someone to speak English with a genuine French accent, get a Frenchman who speaks English. Please.
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I did not like the reader. Too distracting as he attempted a French accent. I may opt to purchase the book instead of having it read to me.
A bit list like and the reading is a little stilted. I did enjoy it but listened in chunks every couple of months. I think it's really only for hardened cyclists not for casual interest. Having listened once I wouldn't again.
The voice actor reads all the quotes from French speaking people in this book with a false French accent.