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Would you try another book from Mary Wesley and/or Anna Massey?
Mary Wesley yes, Anna Massey NO going by this experience
Who was your favorite character and why?
Polly, she got to shag the blonde twins and seems to navigate life better than the rest of them.
What didn’t you like about Anna Massey’s performance?
Anna's voice as narrator was perfectly appropriate - between the spoken exchanges. When it came to speaking the parts of the characters there were simply too many voices to be able to keep them clearly defined from each other. The mens 'voices' were particularly hammy and rendered the book quite excruciating to listen to. The women's 'voices' were hard to distinguish - Austrian accented one aside, but not as awful as the males. I had read the book years ago and remembered it fondly. This experience has ruined the story for me. It would have read better had a man or two been employed to do the male voices.
What character would you cut from The Camomile Lawn?
Any additional comments?
Painful, I will think long and hard about the narrator used in future. Currently listening to Lolita for which Jeremy Irons voice and tone is perfect despite the over wordiness.
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