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What would have made Precious Bane better?
This is a weird combination of spoken play and synopsis - not a recording of the entire novel. HUGE gaps in the narrative and badly portrayed characters marred what could have been a lovely listening experience.
Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Webb again?
Yes - provided it is a recording of a novel and not a mishmash of snippets jammed together with random background noise
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maureen O'Sullivan and Dan O'Herlihy ?
there was no narrator. it was a bunch of actors speaking parts
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
the book itself is FANTASTIC - the recording was not
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Precious Bain is a beautiful story. This abridgment takes out all of the descriptive language of the author plus the details that give it life. Descriptions of countryside, the building of relationships,depth of the characters both good and bad,
It is more a dramatization, or the soundtrack of a short bad movie then a book. I wish I had been warned before I made this purchase.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Very disappointed with this title. Really disliked the dramatic performances. I was expecting a narration. I would have given zero stars for the above 3 categories but was unable to do so.
I thought I was going to hear a reading of the book - not a dramatised version. A wonderful classic spoiled by a poor very much reduced version. waste of money.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful