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Great book; not so great recording,
This review is from: Emma (unabridged, 12 CDs) (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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On paper, I thought I'd love this. Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors, Jenny Agutter is a fantastic actress - how could it go wrong? Well, somehow, it did... The material is still brilliant, of course, but Agutter's voice... somehow it made it difficult to hear anything. It ambled along soporifically, and I'd get to the end of ten minutes and realise I had no idea what had been said. I don't think it's fair to use the word 'monotone', perhaps, but it certainly isn't as lively as Emma should be.
If this is your first encounter with Emma, go and read the wonderful book. I just hope others have better luck with these CDs.