Summary

A moving love story displaying all of Austen's signature wit and ironic narrative style. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816.
Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media
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3 out of 5 stars
By SecretShopper on 31-03-16

Why not use an English voice artist?

...and if you insist on a North American voice, they should be able to pronounce words like "obliged" properly! I can assure you that it is not "uh-blarged".

The first warning sign was that "shewn" was pronounced "shoon", when any Janeite could tell you that's an old-fashioned spelling of "shown". It also took me a while to realise that the voice artist was attempting to do general English and Somerset accents at some points. If you can't do impressions, it's safest to stick to your own accent.

I'm available to read any American classics you might have in my really poor attempt at an LA accent, if you want me to return the favour.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Slubberd on 28-08-16

Persuasion is a good story but I had to uninstall

The narrator was unable to grasp the emphasis in long sentences to the degree that they failed to make sense. I'm getting a better version.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kris on 25-06-16

Really BAD narration

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The book may very well be good, and I expect that it will be since it is Jane Austen, but the narration was so bad I couldn't finish it. I have downloaded another version to listen to.

What didn’t you like about Mary Sarah’s performance?

Everything. There wasn't anything I did like about her reading. The accent, the tone, the line delivery, where she did and did not place emphasis. I gave up.

Any additional comments?

I got this version because it was extremely marked down. I can deal with some flaws, a little skip or a repeat and even mediocre narration. But this version wasn't even worth the marked down price.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By K. Rogers on 23-02-17

You get what you pay for

What would have made Persuasion better?

Is this an English accent??? Not sure.. Strange.

What did you like best about this story?

Story of course is timeless

Any additional comments?

The narration is stilted. She doesn't capture the sense of the sentences.... the breaks are wrong. The sense is wrong.....

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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