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Palace Walk

Cairo Trilogy Series, Book 1
Narrateur(s): Neil Shah
Durée: 21 h et 3 min
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Book I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

©1956 Naguib Mahfouz (P)2019 Tantor

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  • 2019-02-01

great book, not so great narration

The book is, of course, wonderful. vintage Mahfouz. one feels like one is there, watching the story unfold.
The narration /performance, however, leaves a lot to be desired.
In Mahfouz's novels, even translated, the Arabic is important. It's messed up when the narrator is unable to pronounce the Arabic words / names correctly. Pronouncing even the author's name incorrectly is unacceptable. Even worse: incorrect pronunciations of some English words.
Furthermore, the voice, tone, accents used when narrating what people said is terrible. It reminds one of 1960s colonial movie, with stereotyped accents, screechy women's voices, etc. It's sad that this is how Mahfouz is narrated.

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