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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Audiobook
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Written by: 
Anne Brontë
Narrated by: 
Mary Sarah Agliotta
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Audiobook

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Publisher's Summary

Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, this novel had an instant and phenomenal success and is widely considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. A mysterious widow, Mrs. Helen Graham, arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion. A source of curiosity for the small community, the reticent Helen and her young son Arthur are slowly drawn into the social circles of the village.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    bluestategirl Vermont 01-13-13
    bluestategirl Vermont 01-13-13 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Narrator ruins this classic"

    Ms. Aliotta reads as if she needs to use the facilities and cannot go until she finishes the book. Listening to her rapid fire delivery actually sped up my heart rate. Not worth the $2.00 it costs or the space it takes up on your ipod.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Zuri, 05-15-16
    Zuri, 05-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Most entertaining"

    Liked it. the narrator was engaging. However, some times it was a bit wordy, if one could use the term... :-)

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    Amazon Customer 05-11-16
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    "Fantastic book"

    I loved this book and the narrater it was awsome. It is sad that other say that the narrator is bad i think she makes the book.

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    Jennifer 08-06-15
    Jennifer 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Mostly dismal story, unremarkable performance"

    It seems that I have established a pattern with Bronte... As when I have last read the novels by the other sisters, the reading if this took me three times longer than it aught to have. It was slow to get into, and remained that way for much of the first half - and even when I did finally become more interested, I was never so gripped that I couldn't put it down nor was I tempted to do nothing but read hour hours at a stretch as is typical of me.

    The goings on were dismal 90% of the time, and there were few characters to like. I wasn't even particularly fond of the narrator, and I can hardly forget his violent outburst at one point. And though he repents of it, he is prone to passions, and there was something in him that I did not like overmuch. And I felt only pity for Helen much if the time. What an awful lot, and merciless cruel people bedeviled her life.

    It was difficult to bear, and witnesses will attest to my indignation and horror and anger at the ingrates! I was moved to tears even, at one juncture of vile mistreatment towards her. But alas, I held little hope that this Bronte novel would leave off on any happier a note than others like it, but alas, it was a dash more cheery. Those whom we have known to be blagards and villains have met deserving fates, those of repentant or constantly good natures are seen to pass brighter futures and proportionate happiness. Thank goodness, all was set right for Helen, after she endured so much.

    The performance was unremarkable. Much of the time the narrative and dialogue were indistinguishable, nor were the voices of most characters throughout, which lead to no little confusion during multi-person exchanges several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    annett russell 03-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertainment, well written in my opinion ."

    l was caught up in the story right to the very end. Old fashion yet modern some what. Enjoyed tremendously.

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    myz 10-28-14
    myz 10-28-14 Member Since 2011

    myz

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    "Disappointing narration for a brilliant classic!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would wholeheartedly recommend the book, as it is one of my favourites. However, I would recommend reading it, or finding a different audio version.


    What other book might you compare The Tenant of Wildfell Hall to and why?

    Jane Eyre, Northanger Abbey - the style and stories have similar elements.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Sarah Agliotta?

    Davina Porter or have Juliet Stevenson do the unabridged version. Mary Sarah Agliotta kept mispronouncing words and does not have an English accent.


    Could you see The Tenant of Wildfell Hall being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It has been made into a very nice TV mini series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 05-18-14
    Kristin 05-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Overall enjoyed the story, definitely worth listening. Part of my decision to "listen" to the classics and glad to include in my collection and recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    patricia Woodbourne, N.Y., United States 06-08-13
    patricia Woodbourne, N.Y., United States 06-08-13
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    "enjoyable listening to the Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
    What did you love best about The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

    This was my first Audible book I have listened to. I enjoyed the warm reading of the story (and the clear pronunciation). The characters came alive by the pleasant voice of the narrator who playfully conveyed the emotions and personalities of each character. I totally enjoyed having the story being read to me as a relaxing way to wind down my days. I look forward to downloading more brooks from Audible and from this narrator.

    Patricia Hogan


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't have time for that. Also, I enjoyed returning to the book at the end of each day so I prefer having it spread out over a week as opposed to listening to it all in one sitting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 09-20-13
    Anne 09-20-13
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    "worthless"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't imagine anyone enjoying this book because the narrator is extremely poor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

    The moment when I decide to purchase a different version of this classic in order to enjoy it. I could not finish listening, the narrator was so bad I had to listen over and over again to understand


    How could the performance have been better?

    articulate, read slower, avoid monotone


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    frustration.


    Any additional comments?

    The text is complex, because this is not the way we talk today. It is to be expected from a classic.Mary Sarah Agliotta's reading is so monotone and fast that it is impossible to follow the story while doing anything else. You have to concentrate on the book in order to understand. Besides her voice is not even pleasing. I will never listen to anything narrated by this person again,

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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