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This work is a part of the Lit2Go collection, a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida College of Education. Lit2Go is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in K-12 schools.

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This work is a part of the Lit2Go collection, a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida College of Education. Lit2Go is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in K-12 schools.

Customer Reviews

St Paul Susan ,

Superbly read except mispronunciations!

The story has the power to distract one from the most distressing concern. It is so absorbing you will not want to stop listening until the 60+ chapters are over and then you will be sorry that you didn't ration the hours over more days! I suggest that you find a cast of characters to which you can refer when new characters start appearing towards the middle part of the book.

This would be a 5 star review if the reader knew how to pronounce French at all. She even ruins simple French words common in English such as claret (she pronounces it with a soft t) which is probably used 100 times in the story. About a dozen times did she jolt me out of the story with her mispronunciations.

Otherwise, the reader has the perfect voice for the story. Plus, it is a nice break from the LONG list of credits read for every chapter by the Librivox folks.

Enjoy!

ninatothenines ,

Absurd level of mispronunciation

Echoing the sentiments of a previous reviewer. It became incredibly distracting that the reader could not pronounce the majority of names/proper nouns in English, let alone in French and German. Some words are pronounced so incorrectly that I was left bewildered trying to grasp what on earth she was talking about. The very loud swallowing noises also made this irksome to listen to. Otherwise, she has a good voice and delivery—definitely better than the reader from the alternate VF podcast.

Reddy Red Red ,

Great story, well read

I like Thackery, he's like Jane Austen but meaner.

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