Too deep, too many hours, too many subplots to be able to adsorb in one sitting
Nadia May's reading style takes a little getting used to as she has a significant pause in between sentences. However, she speeds up as the book goes along and I liked her style a lot after I got used to it. I have read Persuasion in print about a hundred times and this version is a lovely alternative for a drive.
Learned to love audiobooks when I was commuting two to three hour a day. I still love listening to a good book, even when I prefer a printed version.
If I wanted to listen to Persuasion again, I would definitely listen to this version again. The narrator is superb and the book is my favorite Austen novel. I do thing that some books are better read than listened to, and this is one, but as an audiobook, this version is perfect!
I just love the older, less attractive heroine getting her chance at last. It's a romantic story and there are always those arch little remarks Austen chucks here and there that you read and then go
I never thought of them as separate roles, but different people speaking at any given time. You lose sight of the fact that it's one narrator inhabiting all the characters as they're all such individuals.
No, it's more a cozy, comfortable pleasure than a rock-your-world type book. It's a perfect book for a long, boring drive or a quiet listen when you want to sit and knit and drink a cup of tea.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Sorry I tried. Just could not get into this book. All the action is conversations that seem to waffle on about nothing. I have seen two versions of this story on TV and I recommend you get this story that way. Not one of Janes' best.
S. B. Owba
I really, really enjoyed listening to Nadia May's reading of Jane Austin's Persuasion. This is the first Austin novel I've listened to and, based on it, I'll be listening to several more.
I am a fan of Jane Austen and have listened to this book many times. Ironically, I chose this edition of Persuasion after listening to the sample of all the available narrators. The narrator, Nadia May, was excellent, but I have never listened to an audio book, from Audible or on tape / CD from another vendor, with such poor production value. At the end of every few sentences, it was possible to hear the break where they pieced the recording together. The break was just a little too long. It gave the feeling that each sentence was an isolated statement, rather than a part of a whole paragraph, chapter, novel. I would avoid this production of this great book.
This book was disappointing. It took some time to figure out
who the main character was. Characters who were developed
drop off. The ending seemed sudden left a feeling of " that was it".
I can't possibly rate this book any lower that a 4-star. However, I was somewhat disappointed in this reading, and would recommend trying one of the other available productions.