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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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-01-16

Poor narration

I love Austen's books. However, I could not finish this version of Persuasion. Mary Sarah is an unfortunate choice of narrator. I'm not certain whether this is her natural accent, it seems odd. I found it jarring, in places her intonation was incorrect and I could not concentrate on the story.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Y. Rodriguez on 15-01-17

Loved the book,hated the narrator.

I've listened to this book within 2 months from a different narrator and can tell you that this narrator does this book no justice.

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