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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It's a wonderful story, but this was painful to listen to.
What was one of the most memorable moments of An Old-Fashioned Girl?
I have always loved this book and even own a first edition of it. I have read it countless times and thought having the audiobook would be a treat. Boy was I wrong. All the fun moments that I loved reading myself were butchered by the narrators over dramatized reading.
What didn’t you like about Anne Johnstonbrown’s performance?
The reader, Anne Johnston Brown read the story with over exaggerated accents that completely distracted from the story. Her attempts at a country accent for Polly came across as uneducated and unintelligible. Same with Tom...not quite sure what she was going for there. There was no need to overdramatize such a simple, wonderful story. Very disappointed with the audiobook.
Any additional comments?
So saddened by this performance. If this was someone's first exposure to this lesser known Louisa May Alcott treasure they would turn it off and not finish - missing out on the sweetness of wonderful love story.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I was so excited to find one of my favorite girlhood books available on Audible. Imagine my disappointment when the main character is made to sound more like Tammy Tell Me True. This is NOT a story about a hillbilly girl. I hope at some future time Audible will redo the book with a better narrator. Louisa Mae Alcott must be turning in her grave!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful