The version for this audiobook is unabridged, which is important for me as I like to hear the entire book. There must, however, be more than one edition of the book, because my print copy doesn't have some of the extensive conversations that occur in the 2nd half of the book. I found this quite interesting.
When I was a young girl, Jo was my favorite character and I believe that she still is. I can identify with her ambitions which were far above the average ones of her time and place.
Maybe. I don't think she is very skillful at creating different voices for the various characters --with the exception of Marmee, Aunt March, and Hannah all the female characters sounded alike. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy were nearly indistinguishable from each other. The male characters were so-so. She did a better job of reading the straight narrative portions.
Is there anyone who has not cried when Beth dies?
Change the horrible cover art!
I would recommend this version for an adult who loves the original book as much as do I. I am not sure that I would buy this version for a young child who might have trouble with the narrator's pronounced British accent.
I have loved the Wind in the Willows for decades -- it is the perfect story for those who love the idea of exploring loyalty and friendship without it getting in the way of the story.
I thought he did an okay job, although I didn't care particularly for his Mole and Toad. Mole was too soft and Toad just wasn't my idea of the character. I think he did an admirable Rat and an excellent rendition of the old sea-fairing Rat -- he sounded like an Old Salt. As I indicated above, I gave the narrator a 3 star rating because I felt younger children might have difficult understanding the very British accent. I was fine with it, other than indicated.
Yes, and I almost did!