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.
The only thing wrong with this is that the quality of the recording is poor. The reader does a fantastic job, but the sound is as if this were copied from a worn tape.
I listened to the version with 4 segments and the quality was great. When I downloaded the entire book in one part, the final 7 hours, 39 min are MISSING from the download. I tried it twice.
Imaginative and beautiful poetry
The only reason I didn't give the narrator 5 stars is that she faltered a bit on the poetry.
I don't want to be a spoiler!
"Summer Knight" which WAS my favorite book in the series until now.
The protagonist's frequent flights of fancy and her overactive imagination.
Yes. The narrator was fine, but the technical quality of the reading was poor. It's as if the work was taken from an old and worn out taped copy. The skips and halts were a bit distracting.
No spoilers! Yes, there was, but I'm not spoiling the story! :)
Buy a different reading of this. The story is great, the narrator was fine, but the technical quality of this recording is poor.
The story is fantastic! I love stories which expand the imagination and encourage the reader to consider the world from different perspectives.
It may seem strange, but I couldn't help thinking of Lewis' "The Great Divorce" because both books encourage on to stretch the imagination and consider possibilities from perspectives not usually presented. It's as if the authors have found new scenic overlooks which offer the viewer a new and greater perspective.
His voice is pleasant, but I found it frustrating to hear him say "thirty-two" or "thirty-three" when he should have said, "three squared" and "three cubed". He didn't know how to read mathematical notation.
Great story, but I'd try a different narrator.
Interesting, captivating, entertaining
Some of the vivid characters
John Browdie, followed closely by Mr. Mantalini. AMAZING!
I laughed and cried. The book was fabulous!
Don't miss this one! I can't believe it took me so many years to finally read it.
I've read the book a few times and love it.
I enjoy Edith Wharton's exploration of human nature in her characters. She pulls no punches in showing the strengths and weaknesses in all of her characters and doesn't resort to stereotype.
The narrator mispronounced many words and I found that annoying. She has a very nice voice, though!
Read the book! It's my favorite by Wharton.
I have read and enjoyed all the Adam Dalgliesh stories. It's nice to listen to them again while I'm working.
Smooth, rich, distinctive
The quality of the audio is poor. I have most of the other Adam Dalgliesh books on audio and they're fine, but the volume on this one doesn't remain stable. Several times I had to turn the volume up and up as the audio grew so quiet I could hardly hear it even when my stereo or ipod was turned up to full volume, then the volume would quite suddenly kick back in. It's a bit shocking when I'm listening as I'm driving. Perhaps this could be fixed in your system?
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