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The reader draws you in and holds you. You feel like you know what's coming next then surprise! Great read (listen) great reader, the end slays you! Love loved loved it!
Certainly. I enjoy Elizabeth Gaskell's stories, both in book and movie form.
Obviously, the main character Molly.
She sounds a lot like Judi Dench reading to me. That is who I couldn't help to picture.
Prunella Scales did a wonderful job with the voices, I always knew which character was talking.
I have loved tis book for a long time and having it as an audiobook is fantastic.
Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot
Loved "everything" about this book. Intelligent author and most beautifully narrated by Prunella Scales.
It was all good.
No but I will seek out books she narrates because she is an outstanding narrator and does both male and female voices beautifully.
This is a stupid question; however I will respond by saying that I would enjoy knowing all the characters in this book.
It is obvious why Elizabeth Gaskell's books have been chosen by Masterpiece Theatre for dramatization.
The Reading is beautiful, this book is very much worth a listen
But you should be aware that the last chapter was never finished by the author so if you need everything tied up in a neat little bow its not going to happen
Its fairly easy to guess from where its left what happens to the characters though and don't let that put you off.
Wonderful book! This particular narrator tends to rush the dialogue, especially when reading the characters with heavier accents, which made many lines difficult for me to understand.
This is my first audio book, so I don't have a lot of context in which to judge, but I enjoyed every second of it. I already knew the story, and was impressed with Prunella Scales's voicing of the characters. Unlike a reviewer below, I didn't find her narration "flat;" I don't want the reader's voice to overwhelm the text. I think I'm going to purchase more of Mrs. Gaskell, as read by Scales.
While Elizabeth Gaskell novels are always excellent, the narration of this one surpassed all expectations and enhanced the story immeasurably. From Welsh to Scots, from high-born to low, Ms Scales was spot on and could slip from one to the other seamlessly. Astonishing gift and perfect vehicle. One of my favourite purchases from Audible.
Prunella Scales brings great variety to the characters here, and her superb reading allows us to savor the profound depths of Elizabeth Gaskell's masterpiece. It's a great narrative of a great novel -- I didn't want it to end, and Ms. Scales is able to give us every character distinctly. A real triumph. I wish she read more Victorian novels!
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