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What did you like best about Lady Audley's Secret? What did you like least?
If you like Victorian meladrama this is a typical book of the genre. I found the book itself entertaining.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
But ... the narrater has a dreadful reading style. I foudn that she over dramatised the reading (even considering that it is a meladrama), but more irritating than that were regular audible breaths. I ended up skipping to the end to find out what happened because I couldn't stand the reader. A shame really.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
A better, English narrator is needed, the annoying deep breaths Ms Barber takes, plus the fact she does not know how to read properly and mispronounces simple words like amiable, reconnoitre and clerk
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
as written above
Could you see Lady Audley's Secret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
There is nothing that cannot be made into a film particularly when 'love' is involved.
The reader is skilled and pleasing, although some of her pronunciations are very odd. The book, though. . . The first half is all plot and no character, much heavy-handed foreshadowing, pedestrian language. Somewhere just pass the middle I got more caught up in the story and began to enjoy it more. As is the case with many Victorian novels, it is overlong and quite repetitious. Mrs. Braddon is no Dickens, not even a Wilkie Collins, but the book occupies a niche that is not heavily populated with competitors, at least on audio.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Loved the book and the audio was great to listen to, I loved the variations in voice and it was easy to follow along with