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Persuasion | [Jane Austen]

Persuasion

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.
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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.

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    M. Blackstock Forest Hills,NN 04-29-10
    M. Blackstock Forest Hills,NN 04-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst version imaginable"

    The narrator reads too fast, with no emmotion, and no pauses for punctuation. She sounds almost mechanical in her reading, and has turned an amazing novel into a tedious, barely intelligible verbal race to reach the next chapter on a single breath. Don't waste your money, select another version.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    fruitcake3g SLC, UT, USA 10-25-09
    fruitcake3g SLC, UT, USA 10-25-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Good book; bad recording"

    I enjoyed the story very much. The narrator spoke a little too quickly sometimes, and it jumped several times, skipping at least a few sentences here and there. There's a reason it's cheap. I love Jane Austen, though, and here she excels once again at creating compelling, realistic characters.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Oxford, PA, United States 01-06-11
    Judy Oxford, PA, United States 01-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "you'll have to listen at warp speed on this one"

    Not sure how I ended up with this version, but I don't think this narrator took a breath through the whole book. She reads at warp speed, but I can't listen at warp speed, and the hissing sound of her 'S's grated on my nerves...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan The Woodlands, TX, United States 06-15-10
    Susan The Woodlands, TX, United States 06-15-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Bad Recording and Narrator is irritating"

    This is the first time I have ever felt so motivated to write a bad review. The narrator was so irritating that I found it hard to listen to the story. She did improve slightly by the end of the book, but it was painful.

    There were also recording issues with this book, a couple of places the story either skipped the end of a sentence or repeated it.

    I LOVE Jane Austen and this was really disappointing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    bulldoglady 02-02-10
    bulldoglady 02-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "can't stand listening to the reader"

    I love this book, but I could not listen to it. The reader speaks too fast and has no inflection at all- sort of sounded like a computer reading. If you love Jane Austen try a different production.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Flagstaff, AZ, USA 01-27-10
    Sandra Flagstaff, AZ, USA 01-27-10
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    "Speed Reader"

    The reader had a good voice, but she read so fast I thought she must have been paid for words per minute. There were no pauses, no inflection, and no emotion. This is my favorite Jane Austin book, but I couldn't listen to such poor reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David PALO ALTO, CA, United States 02-16-12
    David PALO ALTO, CA, United States 02-16-12
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    "Could not finish owing to awful reading"

    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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    Leslie Chodnowsky 11-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator races through in a monotone"

    Couldn't even listen to more than 10 minutes of this because of the narration. Now I always listen to the samples. Sorry I didn't get another narrator for this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lin Springer Ohio, USA 02-19-14
    Lin Springer Ohio, USA 02-19-14 Member Since 2012

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    "great sleep aid"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Lincoln, CA, United States 12-07-12
    Heather Lincoln, CA, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Get a different narrator"

    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.

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    "Terrible"

    This audiobook must be read by a robot, or at least has been tampered with in some way or another. It goes way too quickly to listen to. You'll waste your money.

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