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All depends on the reader
21 September 2014
Reviewer: Gail from USA

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This is a great service, & I encourage everyone to support it. The downsides: some readers are just plain bad to the point of being incomprehensible. Mispronounced words, jerky delivery, ignored punctuation, annoying cadence. I've only listened to books in English. Some non-native English speakers have recorded these. Most have been unlistenable. Probably these readers have been told that they speak English very well, & they most certainly do. That doesn't mean they read very well. Non-English intonation, mispronounced words--some non-English speaking readers mispronounce English, French, and Latin words in a work for example--leading one to wonder why they choose to attempt this. Add to the mix that some of these are just plain bad readers, & it is excruciating. Of course, one can choose simply not to listen. But this choice is annoying when the reading is a collaborative effort, starts out with excellent readers, the book gets interesting, & then a reader or readers take over which make the rest of the book well-nigh incomprehensible or painful to hear.

The preservation of books read with huge mispronunciations (I've logged 50/chapter) seems counterproductive. It also means that... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend LibriVox to a friend.

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