In Persuasion, Austen's last novel, she reveals a tale of love and marriage told with irony, insight, and an evaluation of human conduct. The characters, Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot, have met and separated years before. A reunion forces the recognition of the false values that drove them apart.
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A truly memorable performance of one of my very favourite books. Characters brought to life without over-dramatising the excentricities- I know I will be listening to this one again. Thanks Greta
Have read Persuasion more than a few times, but as a Jane Austen fan, it was time for me to read again. Thought I would listen instead, if I could find a reader I thought I could enjoy. Greta Scacchi did a wonderful job. She understands Persuasion and how to read Jane.
I had to read this book for school and was, quite honestly, not really looking forward to reading Austen. However, this audiovook experience was quite delightful! I will most certainly be listening to more Austen in audio book form!
Excellently narrated. Strongly look forward to purchasing more audiobooks narrated by Ms. Scacchi. As an actress she emblems each character with a unique life force that makes for wonderful listening. BRAVO.
"Good story great reader"
I listened to the previews of all the versions of Persuasion and I am so glad I went with Greta. She read this story very well. I wish she had more books. The story itself is very good, being Jane Austen and it is made even more enjoyable by the reader.
She does a great job with inflection and changes her voice to suite the characters in a nice consistent way.
I would not recommend this book..I found it very slow moving.
I dont think anything...Just not my type of read!!!!!!
This reading of this book is extremely well done. A fantastic performance. A definite must listen!
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