This is the recording that sold me on audiobooks in general. Juliette Stevenson's narration is superb, and Austen's witty, ironic style make her works perfect candidates for being read aloud. Highly recommended.
A favorite of mine read beautifully as ever by Juliette Stevenson.
I really enjoy this reader's ability to make different characters different enough with out distracting from the story. This is a great Austen story too.
Outstanding reading of Austen's best, most subtle work. Although I have read it many times, I noticed new details as I listened.
Always a pleasure. Austen and Stevenson are a perfect pairing. Nuanced, rich. My favorite of the Austen canon.
Austen's maturity is on display in this novel by comparison with Pride & Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. The writing is spectacular. The story heartwarming.
Jane Austen's charm and sharp sense of society's failings and foibles are always a treat for mind and heart. And, I might add, 'ear', when a book is read as delightfully and sympathetically as Juliet Stevenson does here. Austen offers bold portrayals of character in their differing shades of moral and amatory beliefs and connections.
I enjoyed this narrator very much. She had a gift of making every character interesting and individualistic .
What can I say about Jane Austen's book? It is a beautiful story of unrequited love meeting again, of a charming Captain and families with their own dysfunction.
¨The dialogue is brilliant and even though there's a lot of telling instead of showing, which was very common when it was written, it is a story that evokes such great imagery.
I highly recommend this audio book.
I am a longtime fan. She is considered one of the 100 greatest writers because she wrote so acutately of her time, place, customs and culture, that the reader is a true time traveler.