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M. Cooney

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Terrible narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2017

Would you try another book written by Jane Austen or narrated by Emma Messenger?

I added this to my library last year and only just got around to listening to it.... what a total shock it was. Why oh why do americans try to do the english narration. If you can't pronounce words correctly then why take on something so English as the work of Jane Austen? Seriously? This is painful. Then there is the totally RAISED decibels of Mrs Bennet that made this unbearable to listen to.
I am deleting this from my library as it is too horrible to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

Fantastic story totally ruined by the narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Messenger’s performances?

NEVER

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO

Any additional comments?

Please stop Americans from trying to do English books

Exellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like Jane Austen then you will enjoy this narrated edition that is so very well done.
Juliet Stevenson is just fantastic and a pleasure to listen to.

What other book might you compare Persuasion to, and why?

Jane Austen is in a class of her own. There are many who have used the basis of this story to create their own version but of course, the gentleness and softness of Jane Austen cannot be recreated.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the whole book

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

there is already a film of this book.

Any additional comments?

The narrator is just fantastic and does justice to to the words from the pen of the Author Jane Austen.

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Ignore this collection

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2017

Would you try another book written by P. G. Wodehouse or narrated by B. J. Harrison?

Not at all... if the author was english. BJ Harrison does not understand the English language written by an English Author. It is so annoying that I had to stop playing this as I kept getting angry at the inability to pronounce names of people. Take Chiswick.... an american will say... Chis Wick which is NOT right... Chisick is how this is pronounced. There are many errors like this and also... an american trying to do the english accent is just not pleasant to my ears. An american person probably would not know the difference. If there is an american author that BJ Harrison has done I would be interested... just not an english one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jeeves and Wooster

What didn’t you like about B. J. Harrison’s performance?

trying to do an English accent and mis pronounce the English names and places.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The P.G. Wodehouse Collection?

the whole book unless it was done by a native english speaker

Any additional comments?

unhappy i have bought it. I was on a long 12 hour drive and had it on for some time and it just made me more and more upset.

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