Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts (version 2 dramatic reading)


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(4.2 stars; 33 reviews)

Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James first appearing in Cornhill Magazine in June–July 1879, and in book form the following year. It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast

Frederick Winterbourne: Brett W. Downey
Daisy Miller: Amanda Friday
Randolph Miller: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Miller: Libby Gohn
Mrs. Costello: Elizabeth Klett
Mrs. Walker: Maryanka
Eugenio: tovarisch
Giovanelli: Denny Sayers
Servant: Halle Kill
Winterbourne's Friend: Richard Friday
Narrator: Bob Neufeld

Audio edited by Michele Eaton (2 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Section 1 21:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Section 2 18:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Section 3 23:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Section 4 21:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Section 5 21:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Section 6 29:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

very short with an abrupt ending


(4 stars)

first off, great reading by the volunteers. but i am not sure what to think of the story. i found it interesting and good... and just as i was really getting into it - it ended. rather unsatisfactory.

Insufferable acting


(1 stars)

The actors sound like a parody of a TV commercial on The Simpsons. I had to stop it after five minutes of intolerable suffering and look for another reading of the novel.


(4 stars)

Another wonderful Bob Neufeld performance. I must confess it was annoying that only he and Ms. Gohn were able to pronounce the name, Giovanelli properly.


(5 stars)

This has been one of my favorite pieces of literature for many years. The dramatic reading was very well done

Miss Miller doesn't believe in it.


(4 stars)

That doesn't mean it doesn't exist, whatever "it" is.


(4 stars)

Some lines are missing at the beginning of part 6.

Nice reading


(5 stars)

The story is not my favorite of James'