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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A great novel ruined by a bad narrator,while listening i thougt that i was on the fast setting on my ipod, commas ,full stops etc. are bowled over by this lady,i guess she had somewhere to be .shame.
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.
I wish I had read the reviews before I bought it. I can't even listen to this. I have read the book several times so I understand what she is saying but there is nothing to this reading. It is way to fast. I wonder if I can return it.