Persuasion is one of my favorite Austin stories. I love the pasionate way in which the lovers unite at the end.
Persuasion is one of my favorites, but the narration was a bit fast and dry at times, difficult to keep up with who was speaking during a conversation.
The editing of this audiobook was terrible! Some points the narrator repeats sentences, in others, her sentence is plainly cut-off.
The readers voice drones on and on rushing one word to the next without thought or care. If you have trouble sleeping, try this recording. I will now pay closer attention to reviews. And yes, I purchased a different audio to finish listening to the book.
This is one of my favorite Austen books but the narrator very unnaturally doesn't pause for breath between sentences. It's very distracting and annoying. Listen to this story but avoid this version.
NO. The reader spoke in monotone, ignored punctuation, and mispronounced MANY words. It was frustrating to listen to.
Of COURSE, it's the LETTER!
The reader was just terrible. The whole book felt like one sentence full of mispronounced words. For one example, shew is pronounced like show, but the reader kept pronouncing it like shoe.
The LETTER, it's the LETTER from Captain Wentworth to Anne!
I'll probably buy a different audio version of this book.
This is a bad recording. The chapters cut off and the reader often repeats lines.
The narrator read way to fast with no pacing or pausing for punctuation. Her modulation is horrible - she emphasizes words that don't make sense and turns well written phrases into difficult to understand travesties. I would NOT recommend paying any amount of money for this recording - spend a few more bucks and get one worth listening to.
She is absolutely terrible! I purchased it and couldn't listen to more than a page. She gives me anxiety she reads so terribly.
This is a wonderful novel full of comedy and irony, but the bland and inflectionless narration made it almost impossible to tolerate.
Is Peta Johnson a person? Or a Sat Nav articulater perhaps? No, I should have listened to the sample voice - this is not read, let alone with any understanding, it is spelled out by a voice linking letters together, and desperately sad for Persuasion.