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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.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
This narration is just unbearable. I have never heard a narration as bad as this.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
...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.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Struggled on my first attempt but managed on the second and ended up loving it. May be Austen's best? Well read but with a strangely American-like accent.