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David

PALO ALTO, CA, United States

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  • Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Peta Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Persuasion, Jane Austen's final novel, follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy". Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart.

    M. Blackstock says: "Worst version imaginable"
    "Could not finish owing to awful reading"
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    Performance
    Story

    We purchased this to listen to during a long drive. Previously we'd listened to Austen's Emma the same way. For this book we had to shut the playback off after less than 20 minutes; neither I nor my wife could stand to listen to it.

    The reader rushes, there are no pauses for any kind of punctuation or between paragraphs. There is no expression, no sense that the reader understands what is meant for humor, or pathos, or satire. It is one flat, rapid, breathless, high-pitched gobble.

    Can we have the 7.95 back, please?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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