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Julie Leto

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  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Sharon Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

A delightful novel about "how girls catch husbands." Listen in to find out: What will happen to sister Lydia? Will the arrogant Lady Catherine de Burgh's intrigues be foiled? Will sister Jane marry Mr. Bingley? And especially, will Elizabeth, cured of her prejudice, and Mr. Darcy, cured of his pride, fall into each other's arms? Listeners will also savor the wit, the sly irony and satire and comedy that Miss Austen crowds into almost every quiet, well-bred line of this novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine performance of a beloved book.

  • By Julie Leto on 08-03-14

A fine performance of a beloved book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-14

Where does Pride and Prejudice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rate this performance quite high. I listened to quite a few before I settled on this edition and I'm glad I did.

What other book might you compare Pride and Prejudice to and why?

Pride & Prejudice is one of the original romance novels. Lizzy Bennett is strong-willed and Mr. Darcy is dream-worthy. But we already know that, don't we?

Which character – as performed by Sharon Williams – was your favorite?

I thought her narrative voice was very engaging. Pride & Prejudice relies on it equally to those of the speaking characters so it was important that she gave it the right flair. I believe she did.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The book is already made into many films and I would not presume I could do it better.

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  • The Remains of the Day

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,377

The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman". But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent audio book performance

  • By Julie Leto on 08-03-14

An excellent audio book performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-14

What made the experience of listening to The Remains of the Day the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a fabulous job of giving Mr. Stephens and all the other characters unique voices. He also had a way of making sure the humor of the novel, which is subtle with subtext, came across exactly as the author undoubtedly intended it to. I thoroughly enjoyed his reading.

What other book might you compare The Remains of the Day to and why?

I don't think I could compare this book with any other. It's quite unique.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't say I have a favorite scene. The book is complex and tightly interwoven. But I loved Mr. Stephens and felt for him, even as he tried to keep his emotions bottled up.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and this was surprising.

25 of 25 people found this review helpful