• Michael Strogoff

  • Di: Jules Verne
  • Letto da: John Bolen
  • Durata: 9 ore e 36 min
  • Versione integrale Audiolibro
  • 5,0 out of 5 stars (1 recensione)
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Sintesi dell'editore

In this 1876 "Mission Impossible" tale of intrigue set in Russia, a traitor has inspired the fierce Feofar Khan to invade Siberia and foment a rebellion. A sinister plot to assassinate the Czar's brother, the Grand Duke, is discovered but all telegraph lines have been cut.

Only one of the Czar's couriers is qualified to handle the dangerous and arduous mission to warn the Siberian Governor General of the impending invasion...Michael Strogoff.

©2002 Tantor Media, Inc. (P)2002 Tantor Media, Inc.

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  • Shane
  • 06/03/2004

Man reads words without comprehension...

If Stephen Hawking narrated this story it would be only marginally less emotional, and only slightly more mechanical than that of John Bolens. I struggled through this story to find to my absolute horror that this "narrator" had butchered a worthwile classic. Vernes knowledge of the subject matter seems remarkable when it is considered that at the time this story was written how little much "fact" can be found in the novels of his popular contemporaries. A corker of a yarn as well so do get the book, but PLEASE, keep away from this recording!


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  • Kathryn
  • 12/03/2004

So bad that a certain grandeur creeps in

This may be a wonderful book, but the reading was so awful I couldn't concentrate on the content and gave up after about an hour or two. The reader does all of the dialogue (and there is a lot of it) in an absurdly exaggerated Russian accent. At first it was funny, but it got old fast. Don't waste your money on this one.

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • TechNerd
  • 18/04/2012

Awfull Reading.

What would have made Michael Strogoff better?

Man it is so hard to follow the story line while trying to ignore the idiotic interprtation of Russian Accents attempted by this awful reader. It actually sounds like he is taking it as a joke and having a laugh at my expense. The alternative, him actually thinking he is nailing the voice performance, is even scarier.

What didn’t you like about John Bolen’s performance?

NOTHING.

What character would you cut from Michael Strogoff?

John Bolen

Any additional comments?

Did any one stop once while this guy was recording and ask themselves, do we really want to ruin such an amazing novel???

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  • JustMeAnd4Kids
  • 09/02/2021

Bad Reading

It was very difficult to follow along with this reading. The fake accents made it an awful rendition. I might enjoy it if someone else read it

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  • healthyhabits
  • 19/04/2021

Great story, great reader!

This was a exciting and engaging story with plot twists same an unexpected ending! The reader also did a great job, creating sound profiles for each character. He did his job so we'll that I found myself lost in the story, which is perfect!

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  • askia
  • 01/03/2021

Surprise!

I have thoroughly enjoyed several Jules Verne novels. Surprise! could be my new favorite. thx

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  • DanMan
  • 20/02/2021

Okay story, but dreary narrator

The narrator ended every single phrase with the same unvaried statement-type inflection, which distracted and detracted from the story, which was otherwise decently written and seemed well researched (as would be expected from Jules Verne.)

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  • Alina
  • 15/10/2020

like

i kepted up with the story.the detail be jules verne is marvelous.true literature for one to listen or read

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  • Anna
  • 25/07/2020

Great story but annoying narrator

Normally I enjoy narrators who change their voices for different characters but this one is sadly just plain annoying. Most character voices are falsetto-ish for some obscure reason and I have no idea what the accents are supposed to be.
The story itself is enjoyable though, if occasionally a bit too heavy on geographical details.

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  • HumptyDumpty
  • 28/03/2013

Sounds like a robot is reading it

Not much to say about the book. It is considered one of the best works of Vernes. My problem is with the narration. It does not sound like a human at all. I can only describe it like the voice from very old documentaries (early '80s). It is boring, monotonous and tiring to the ears.