One of my favourites for sure, partly for the story and partly because of a love of Austen
Hmm, Austen made none of these characters flawless and while I have my list of whom I loved least, a favourite doesn't jump out!
Love love love Juliet!! Hunt down her books wherever I can - she brings the story such richness
Family bonds and binds.
Juliet Stevenson is amazing. She does a great job at giving the text the inflection it needs. She can portray happy, distraught, shallow, etc. All that is necessary for a true portrayal of Austen's characters. But I felt like, somewhere in part 2, Jane Austen forgot where she had meant for this book to go and it sort of dragged on with the details of everyday until she could finally work her way back around to the desired ending.
Most definitely. I am a Janeite - love everything Austen wrote. This was the one novel I had never really given myself the time to read without interruption. I would always read a few chapters, put it aside for a few months, read a few more, put aside, etc. and never gave it the time it deserved.
Edmund's final realization of Mary's true character.
Henry's visit to Fanny's parents' home in Plymouth.
Since I was already so aware of the book and storyline, no.
Juliet Stevenson is a wonderful narrator. This is the 3rd book I have listened to read by her and she is as good as they come. Wonderful job.
I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
Mansfield Park isn't my favorite Jane Austen novel. I've read or listened to it 2 or 3 times now and my feelings have adjusted and altered but the book has never topped Persuasion or Pride and Prejudice as my favorite. I downloaded this version because I hadn't read it in a while. I didn't find the protagonist, Fanny Price, quite so annoying this time as I have in the past, but I was mildly annoyed (again) with the ending. I enjoyed the whole book, the narration was good and I will probably listen again because a less-favorite Jane Austen book is still better than many not-Jane-Austen books.
I found it very boring. The characters dawdled on and on about what time it was or if someone was feeling tired. Ugh. I like the other Jane Austen books but this one leaves much to be desired.
Not sure yet.
No I have not. I loved her performance though. She's great with voices and has a lovely cadence.
Most of them.
This is one of my favorite Jane Austen books, but there's so much more to the story than a painfully shy, undervalued damsel finding love. The narration was lively, the characters clearly delineated (awful Aunt Norris at her worst, brrr). Still listening to the book, as it's
nearly 17 hours long!
I was disappointed to discover that, in Ms. Stevenson's rendering, the good-hearted Fanny and Edmond come across as so flat and priggish that I couldn't finish listening to the book! On the other hand, she does a great job bringing the less likable characters to vibrant life.
The sarcasm of the book did not come through in the audio with sufficient depth to overcome what has become a very predictable plot
I don't know. Perhaps a gentler voice.
I couldn't finish the audio. I can't answer this
I will probably read the book at some point but I cannot recommend this audio