The audio book “Transformation Church”, by Thom S. Rainer and Ed Stetzer, is narrated by John Lescault. I’ve followed Ed Stetzer on his blog for quite some time, and have come to expect great, yet bland, works. Such is my feeling listening to this audio book as well.
I believe that the narrator, Lescault, did as well has he could given the material provided. Unfortunately, in addition to a dull and doctoral writing, Lescault provides the listener with a mechanical and monotonized effort, leaving a dry taste in the mouth and hopes of file corruption, to permit listening to a musical talent or different audio selection instead. I wish I could provide a better review for this effort, but to do such would betray the shopper’s interest in choosing the best option available. I recommend, for those interested, grab the paperback and skip the audio.
The audiobook started with a beautiful concerto of Handel’s Messiah, to allow the listener to fully understand what was being discussed in the text. Narrated by James Adams, this book takes on a life of its own. The intonations of the narrator were specific yet wide, subtle yet formative. His ability to read the text with appropriate inflection guides the listener into being captivated by the track. A most excellent piece of work, Adams took the concept of monotony out of the audiobook industry almost by this piece alone.
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