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4.0 out of 5 stars Non-Golfers do not beware but read and enjoy, November 12, 2010
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This review is from: Where Have all the Birdies Gone? (Kindle Edition)
The talented Elkins family produced a series of books starring a very junior professional golfer. This is a most entertaining and congenial entry. I doubt if anyone is less informed than I or less interested in golf as a participant or viewer; nevertheless I never felt myself an outsider. The book is written for anyone who can read, golfers welcome.
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In fact, one need not know how to read, since it is a recent book whose publisher did not restrain robotic reading on the Kindle. Robotic reading does not achieve the dramatic effects produced by the trained actors who, so often, magnify the impact of the prose they are reading. The male robotic voice on Kindle (there is also a female one which can be chosen) is understandable and, in general, creates a straightforward reading. It does take time, however, for the average person with no previous experience to develop the mind-set that allows one instantaneously to translate the mechanical reproduction into an acceptable text. I imagine that Amazon's electronics consultants (or staff) can easily tweak the process so as to produce better pronunciation of common words and better recognition of sentence modifiers. I have been pretty well satisfied with the kindle on this score.
My own enjoyment of the book centered on an appealing central character, the lady golfer, and the straightforward character of the text which does not linger lovingly on intricate details of no interest. So for a quick, easily read, light detective story, I can commend this book to you.
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