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Old 11-15-2019, 11:52 PM   #6181
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Not one to listen to when you go nighty-night.
Why do you say that? Or are you being sarcastic? I listed to a minute of the sample and started nodding off....that narrator is a big snooze! He sounds like a voice-over to the school movies I saw in the 60s.
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Why do you say that? Or are you being sarcastic? I listed to a minute of the sample and started nodding off....that narrator is a big snooze! He sounds like a voice-over to the school movies I saw in the 60s.
Not sarcastic.

I based what I said upon the description of the content, which I read completely. I forgot that I was dealing with an audio book, though, and not a book! I suppose that some narrators could make even books like Helter Skelter (a book about Charles Manson and his "family," and the horrendous, gruesome Tate-LaBianca murders that they committed) seem dry and boring.

But that prompts the question, "why would the author, or publisher, or whoever choose a dry narrator for an audio book such as the one that is the subject of our discussion?"

Lesson learned--as far as an audio book is concerned, I've got to remember to base my opinion on the narration as well as the content.

Still, I'm that sure that I'd fall asleep faster to some audio book, or even podcast, about Aristotle, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Hume, or Ayn Rynd, than our audio book under discussion, regardless of how good the narrator might be. And Anne of Green Gables is guaranteed to do it even faster, no matter how good the narrator might be.

Thanks for the lesson learned.
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