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Old 06-19-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Narrator Michael Kramer

So, I'm dying to know if anyone has the same problem with listening to Michael Kramer's voice. He's narrated, pretty much, ALL of Brandon Sanderson's books, and the whole, freaking Wheel of time series.

If you haven't heard any of Kramer's works, try listening to this (There's a listening sample just beneath the picture):

http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fan...4745272&sr=1-1

Now, I'm norwegian, so my english obviously isn't the best. But both my siblings agree, we just can't listen to his intonation rising and falling in the same way every time.

BUT! There are apparently a lot of listeners who DO like his voice, consindering that the audiobooks has some really good reviews!

Would love to hear what you guys think.
In advance, thank you!


Ps.
You're probably thinking "Just read the god damned books instead!"
However, I've got narcolepsy which makes it difficult to sit still and read, since I always fall asleep after short while :P
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:30 AM   #2
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He doesn't bother me. I have the first two Wheel of Time books. The reason I didn't buy the rest has more to do with all the slow parts in the books after the first two that I tend to scan over when I read but can't scan over listening rather than the readers. I'm not sure I would put him up with some of the readers who I would buy a book for the reader rather than the author, but I've listened to the first Wheel of Time book a number of times.

Not to say that you don't have a right to your opinion. As they say, different strokes for different folks. The world would be a pretty boring place if we all liked exactly the same things. If he doesn't work for you, then he doesn't work for you.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:02 PM   #3
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I have the same problem with Tom Weiner whom a lot of people seem to like, too. I am German, so English isn't my first language either.

I have listened to the sample of the Brandon Sanderson book, I don't think I could listen to 20 hours or more of that voice, but it is a question of personal taste since so many listeners rate Kramer's performance 5 stars.
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He wouldn't be my first choice but he's OK. Aren't the female POV chapters read by a woman?

My least favorite so far is the narration for Kim Stanley Robinson's Science in the Capital series.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Fo...099454&sr=1-16

The inflection never changes.
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