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What did you like best about The Portrait of a Lady? What did you like least?
I didn't finish listening to this audiobook because Ms. Stevenson's American accent was terrible. I loved her reading of Middlemarch, but she really dropped the ball on The Portrait of a Lady. The characters sounded stiff and two dimensional and overall, the quality of the reading distracted from the story.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Said that Juliet Stevenson is one of my favorite narrator, she made sound the heroin, Isabel Archer, like an idiot.Forgive me Juilet I truly love you but a young American doesn't have to sound idiotic, she supposed to be very smart.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Juliet Stevenson read this novel with magical skill. Everything she reads is brilliantly done.
The novel is one of the great 19th-century novels and deserved a fine reading. I recommend also her reading of the novels of Virginia Woolf.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
wonderful narration - Juliet Stevenson at her best. the characterisation and storyline henry james at his finest . I would strongly recommend .
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Superbly narrated... including US accents. The absolute necessity for a wise and liberal education of women, interacting with the world, from their birth and for wise and empowered mothers... Not even courageous intelligence and especially not money are enough to achieve freedom in a patriarchal world.