I've never listened to a book on tape before. For me, there's too much pleasure in reading a book to give that pu for a listen. But there was a book coming out and I knew I wouldn't have time to read the one preceding it. I had managed the first chapter, but it wasn't completely grabbing me. But I liked the author and wanted to read it. Especially since the new one coming out seems to be a continuation of sorts, using characters from this book. I figured if I borrowed the BOT from the library, I could listen to it in the car on the way to and from work, or while I got supper ready.
So this morning I popped the first CD into the car's player. It's going good. The woman doing the reading had a clear voice and she did the heroine's voice in a believable manner. But then we got to the hero.
Because listening to a woman do an impression of a guy's voice totally threw me out of the story. Plus the guy was supposed to be this sexy, hot, business mogul type, but the impression just made him sound kind of...dumb. A bit of a buffoon. Very unmanly. I kept telling myself to hang in there that maybe after a few minutes I'd get accustomed to it, but...nope.
It was bad.
I hit the eject button before I became so disturbed by the pseudo man/woman voice I drove myself off the road.
I think I'll stick with the print versions from now on.