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Fire and Flood by Abigail Hilton
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Jul 06, 2011

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Read from July 11 to 12, 2011

I enjoyed the story, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to others. And I have another linguistic rant that goes out to ALL of my favorite podcasters (this means you, Norm): For crying out loud, learn how to pronounce the words you use!!! i.e. "deign" is not pronounced "dean," "skein" is not pronounced "skin," "drown" is not pronounced "drownd" ("we're going to drownd!")and the emphasis is on the first syllable of the word "formidable," not the second. Abby managed to use a number of two-dollar words correctly in context, but mispronounced so many of them that I lost count.

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Bill Ward This is the first time I've ever heard that about "formidable" ... and a quick scan of online dictionaries agrees with you, but also gives the emphasis on the second syllable as an alternate acceptable pronunciation. Still, some of these objections might be due to the reader's regional accent/dialect, as there is no One True English. But it sounds like you're critiquing the reader of an audiobook, not the book itself...?

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