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Book Review of The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot
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I was ready to LOVE this audio book and was getting interested in it until the narrator, David Pittu, began doing the voices of the women. While his voice is good and suitable for the male characters, his impersonation of the female characters sounded effeminate, almost as though he were in drag. For me, this spoiled the story entirely. I'm interested in the plot and might read the hardcover. If you don't care about 'voices' then this might not bother you.
Most surprising to me is that this is an Audie Award winner and the box has this statement: "Without a doubt, this audio edition of Eugenides' long-awaited second novel represents an acme of the audiobook genre: the whole equals more than a sum of its parts." Publishers Weekly. So maybe it's just me...

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