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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Wonderful story, not a good recording
Luckily PBS was showing their version of this on Masterpiece Classics so I watched that first then was able to understand most of what was being said - or at least the gist of it. This was almost like a computerized reading - no breaks, no personality, no emotion etc to it. It also cut off the end of several chapters (last few words only) and had several areas where phrases were repeated. I would give the story 5 stars and the recording none.Definetly take the time to read or listen to this, but pick a more highly recommended recording over the cheap price of this one.
Such a shame
This reading is one complete run-on-sentence. I don't think she drew breath once!!
Narration - take a breath please!
I wanted to stick it out but the author read so fast I couldn't tell where one sentence ended and another started. Very monotone and fast and no natural tempo so I don't know how I'll be able to visualize the story unfolding. Looking for another version with a different narrator.