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  • Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Marion Castle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    Sense and Sensibility is a sharply detailed portrait of the decorum surrounding courtship and the importance of marriage for women in early 19th-century upper-class English society. The story revolves around Elinor and Marianne Dashwood who, as members of the upper class, cannot "work" for a living and must therefore make a suitable marriage to ensure their livelihood. Elinor is a sensible, rational creature, while her younger sister, Marianne, is wildly romantic - a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion.

    A. Thompson says: "Much better than the Victoria McGee version"
    "A Valentine for the Reader-Drama, Setting, Romance"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story has drama and angst, defined and developed characters. The setting, the time period, the mores of the time all come together to draw you in and become involved in what happens to the characters. I found myself angry at Marianne, sorry for Eleanor and happy for them both at the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think the correct answer would be Eleanor, because she is the voice of reason, even though her heart is breaking. Eleanor is level headed and has common sense and is a woman who reflects all the qualities we admire in women of today. However, I think my favorite character would be Lucy, because she is so deceitful and manipulating. She gives the characters of todays stories a run for their money and that would include the women of the Real Housewives franchise.


    What three words best describe Marion Castle’s performance?

    Crisp, level, detached


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no extreme reaction. This is one of my favorite Austen books.


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