Good gravy! The book itself is well researched and is a fairly compelling read, however the narrator (Neil Hellegers) is enough to ruin the whole listening experience. It as if each sentence is being handed to the narrator written on a separate index card.
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And many sentences end with an upward inflection? When one is not called for?
There is no flow. No rhythm! It makes it very difficult to listen to.
It appears that Mr. Hellegers has done extensive voice-acting work, so maybe it's just the non-fiction material, or maybe it's the production, or maybe as I get on in years I take my frustrations out on others (the last bit is true, but definitely not the case here -- I subjected many acquaintances to samples of this audio book and most recoiled in horror -- one going so far as to demand that I destroy my smartphone to make sure it didn't propagate).
Just one man's opinion.....
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