A thoroughly enjoyable reading of a delightful tale.
Freda Dowie and Ken Drury do a good job in depicting the story and bringing the human characters to life. However, one very important, if not the most important character in this novel, has been almost written out of this abridged version and given little attention by the narrators. This character is the setting. After my initial disappointment, I did enjoy listening to this audio book, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had a distinctly North Yorkshire character.
This is one of my favourite Mark Twain tales and I really enjoyed listening to this reading which is simple and unpretentious. Because this, very American, tale is set in England I was a bit apprehensive before listening to it, afraid the reading might be too English or too American but was pleasantly surprised.
The reading sounds good but I am bitterly disappointed because I have only been given the choice of downloading the book on 35 CDs. I would very much like to download this book on to DVDs but have not been given this option. Regrettably, I will only be able to buy books six or less hours long in future to avoid being buried in CDs. This is a great pity because the best of your audio books are much longer.
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