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Certain passages are missing,
This review is from: Persuasion (Penguin Classics) (Audio CD)I bought this item as "unabridged", but I know the novel very well and am very sure that certain passages are missing. Unfortunately, some of these passages are great favourites of mine, so I was very disappointed on finding they were simply left out. For example, the highly entertaining passage relating Mary's complaints about "her mother-in-law's way with the children" and Mrs. Musgrove's complaints about "her daughter-in-law's way with the children" is left out - I can only wonder why exactly this very amusing chapter is missing. Another missing passage is the description of the Admiral's driving (when they take Anne home after her long walk with the Musgroves) - so better don't look forward to his wife's entertaining exclamations, there is no "My dear, we will certainly take that pole!"
However, the novel is read in a very good style - it is very easy to forget that only one voice is speaking.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2011 14:58:23 GMT
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Posted on 4 Dec 2011 11:59:03 GMT
Hils T says:
Amazon - why does this review for the audio version appear on the book page? I agree with the sentiments expressed but the review is irrelevant to the book! IT'S IN THE WRONG PLACE!
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2011 09:42:36 GMT
Derek Wright says:
As the publisher of this edition, it is really annoying to find an adverse review of someone else's product attached to our book, particularly when it is specifically identified as 'The Most Helpful Critical Review'. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't realise this when they read the review - I wonder how many sales this has cost us?
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2012 20:45:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Mar 2012 20:50:06 GMT
D. Walker says:
This particular edition of Persuasion is, in fact, an ABRIDGED EDITION:
Located at this Amazon page:
Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
It is more specifically identified as:
"Persuasion (Penguin Classics) (Audio CD)", narrated by Geraldine McEwan
ISBN-10: 0141804564 and ISBN-13: 978-0141804569.
This narration by Geraldine McEwan, is just over 6 hours long. Her narration is entertaining, but it is still ABRIDGED.
The UNABRIDGED editions are, generally, over 8 hours in length.
So, if this is the exact edition that Mr. Derek Wright publishes, the description as "Unabridged" needs to be corrected here, on the Amazon website, to state that this is an "Abridged" CD.
If this is not Mr. Wright's publication, his ISBN can be inserted into this review comment to link to the correct edition.
I find the comment by "Nebelfischer" to be very useful in locating a desired "Unabridged" audio edition of Jane Austen's "Persuasion".
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2012 20:59:44 GMT
Derek Wright says:
My point is that this review is attached to our unabridged paperback edition of 'Persuasion' 978-1853260568, and no doubt is attached to many other editions to which it has no relevance, merely an adverse effect.
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 20:08:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jun 2012 20:13:39 BDT
I was looking forward to getting this version as the narrator is one of my favourites. Besides which I do agree - if it's abridged, it should say so, even small amendments spoil a favourite story.
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