(P)2009 Alpha DVD LLC
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.
Story is typical Jane Austen, but listening required a certain amount of tension to not miss anything. The narrator did not distinguish different characters very well, either.
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