- Searching the World for the Best, the Worst, the Outrageously Cheap, the Insanely Overpriced, and the Undiscovered
- Narrated by: John Badila
- Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-15-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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Why go to such extremes? Because, Mike argues, the world of wine is growing and changing, and if you want to find out what's really happening you can't be afraid to step over the edge. Written with verve and appreciation for all things wine, Extreme Wine will surprise and delight listeners.
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By steve on 10-24-14
Worst Narrator Ever
What disappointed you about Extreme Wine?
The narrator mispronounced or simply misread a great deal of the content.
What didn’t you like about John Badila’s performance?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Extreme Wine?
I would have hired new narrator.
Any additional comments?
Mike Veseth is a fantastic writer. I really enjoyed Wine Wars, and was so excited to see the new title. The content was clearly top notch, but it was totally lost because of the guy they chose to read the text.
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By Daniel J. McGarrity on 01-13-16
Narration like reading a wine list
What would have made Extreme Wine better?
To re-record the entire book, the narrator is terrible, he reads, LITERALLY as if he is reading a wine list. Zero inflection, zero appreciation for the content, and absolutely forced me to delete this book before I could make it through 10 minutes
What could Mike Veseth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Go straight to his editor and demand a new reading from this book, anyone, and I mean ANYONE could do better.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Ever hear one of those radio commercials read by a local famous athlete? Where they stumble from word to word, jumping on each syllable like it's a life raft? Well this narrator must have played professional sports at one time in their life. The wooden inflection, it's as if someone asked a recovering alcoholic to read a book written about an alcoholic beverage.
Seriously, I could not make it through 5 minutes through a book whose content I find fascinating..seriously, I intern for no cost at wine festivals in Italy, that is how interested in this content. This narrator makes me wish I liked beer more
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I'll never know because I can't get past 5 minutes with this narration
Any additional comments?
I think I might have already pointed out that this content is absolutely brain candy to me, however the dragging of fingernails across a field of broken wine bottles that is this narration has me wondering how this reader was ever selected by the publisher.