By Rebecca Makkai; Emily Bauer (Read by)
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611744460)
Why didn’t I finish it?
Within just 30 minutes of listening to this audio version, I came very close to scratching my eyes out. I’ve not heard any other books by this particular reader, but this reading was horrible! Her voice was so animated and chipper that it completely took me out of the narrative. She’d be great for a children’s book, but I don’t think that is what she was going for here. She just didn’t fit the book (imo).
My apoligies to the author, but when a book is on audio, the reader can make or break it and this result was not good.
If you’ve read the book or have a differing opinion of the audio, let me know. Afterall, I only gave it 30 min, but it seemed like an eternity to me and I am not quick to give-up on a book. This is my first DNF (did not finish) of the year!
Source: Book was sent to be as part of Library Thing’s Early Reviewer Program.