I complained about host FIVERR and was basically told 'tough sh..' by the company and by the narrator Michael Goodrick. They stated that after 3 days...tough. Below are some of the audio book complaints:
Jarvis audiobook reviews--- Michael Goodrick – Narrator
Book: “All Present and Accounted For”
From Mary C:
Hey... You should talk to your publisher about the person who they chose to read your book. There's already a negative review about the guy on Audible, but now that I've started it - I can see why the other person complained. The guy isn't the best "reader", let alone he misses critical things, like instead of saying "Lieutenant" when it says LT - he just says LT... you can figure it out, but damn. I listen to quite a few Audible audio books and I have to say this is the worst reading of a book I've experienced yet. The intonation is off. Sounds like they hired a high school or college student to read it...and you can tell that he's just READING it. I guess it's better than having a computer read a book...LOL
Great story but needed a qualified narrator
I really enjoyed listening to this story because I myself spent 3 years serving on the USCGC Morgenthau (sister ship to Jarvis) as a Machinery Technician in the Engine Room. I could actually visualize the turmoil the crew would have endured during this causality. I would highly recommend this book to any 378 Sailor.
My only complaint would be that the narrator obviously had no background experience in the Coast Guard or Navy and so mispronounced many of the terms using phonetic pronunciation instead of common terminology found in the Coast Guard and Navy. Examples included: Corpsman - corpse man, Boatswain mate - boat swan mate, Lieutenant Commander - L C D R he would spell out the letters and Lieutenant JG - L T J G.
Please find someone else to read the story
It was painful to listen to this story. The narrator mispronounced many of the words, using phonetic pronunciation instead of common terminology found in the Coast Guard and Navy.
examples included: corpsman - corpse man, boatswain mate - boat swan mate.
Lieutenant Commander - L C D R he would spell out the letters
Lieutenant JG - L T J G
And then the staccato delivery, no smooth flow.
Overall a good story that is little known today
Great Book, Poor Narration
Loved the book and being a CG cutter vet, could envision the drama that unfolded. However, the narrator was horrendous in his mispronunciation of basic nautical terms and military jargon. It was painful to hear him pronounce ensign over and over again along with so many other terms. I felt the narration really distracted from the excellent content. Seriously, I can't believe a narrator with little or no experience in military terms would be selected to narrate this book.
Email: Bob Mislan
I swear I have never heard a more painful book narration as I have with your book. I commute about 2 hours each day and have listened to 60 audio books and this narrator by far is the worst. I can't believe anyone could mispronounce so many terms and if I hear him pronounce ensign, helo or mariner one more time I'm going to scream!
On a brighter note, I am loving your book and almost finished. I may have to buy a hard copy for a more enjoyable experience.
Some examples below:
ensign = en-sign
commandant = command-ent
helo = hello
mariner = mareener
Identified rank by letter only: LCDR, LT, LTJG, etc.