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.
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Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
I am glad that I listened to this book, it was more than I expected. Bronte wrote like she thought. You can't do anything while you read this or you don't get the wonderful mental pictures she writes for you. She is not my favorite author of this timeframe but as a classic, this one is worth the time you will put into it.
Yes, to remind myself of the capacity for dignity and courage in difficult situations.
I am moved by the journey and courage of the heroine, Mrs. Graham -- a woman caught in an abusive marriage - that finally finds the courage to free herself and her child through dignity and art.
The narrator captured the bittersweet emotions, gut-wrenching tensions and difficult realities of this time through her restrained passion and warmth of tone. She seemed to really understand what the characters were going through.
Have no improvements on the title.
This is one of my favorite classic books, though not so well known.
I really enjoyed this book, and the way that it was read. Mary Sarah brought much depth to the reading and her voice was so easy to listen to, I just couldn't "put it down." I will definitely be listening to more of her work!
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
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.
The narration of this classic made the entire experience PAINFUL. Although capable of reading, the narrator was not capable of dialogue -- something experienced Audible listeners have come to rely upon. So what happens is this: is it a man? is it a woman? which character is it, pray tell? Only those who have read the book in the past and are familiar with the plot line are able to tell.
I hope Audible will avoid these disasters -- I am wondering how it was selected.
It's a solid, though occasionally depressing, story. However, the production or audio quality is poor with frequent changes in sound and voice modulation. It does not seem professionally produced as most Audible titles.
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.
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.
Say something about yourself!
Audible sort of, um, lost my first review. I know they got it because on Day 2 when I checked, they said it was being looked at. That was over a week ago. Now, the best they can do is tell me to rewrite it! Mary Sarah Whatzername is still a terrible reader who is still in a hurry and doesn't know how to pronounce paroxysm and a number of other good English words! I agree with the other reviewer who suggested this narrator had to "use the facilities" and they wouldn't let her out of the recording booth until she finished the book! It's two hours shorter than the other version I just finished listening to.
So here you are, audible! I will give dear Anne Bronte's masterpiece a good review under the other version. In listening to that version with male and female narrators including Ms. Agutter, a number of new truths came out that I completely missed in Ms. Agliotta's breathy, hurried rendition. Every word is beautiful!
This was $1.95 absolutely wasted!
I can't imagine anyone enjoying this book because the narrator is extremely poor.
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
articulate, read slower, avoid monotone
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,
It was impossible to listen to this audiobook as the narration was so awful. What a shame.
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