This book works on every level -- as a work of literary criticism and as a compelling story. I've read several books about Jane Austen or "sequels" to her novels before, but always been disappointed, as the non-fictional books were boring and pedantic and the fictional books failed to appreciate that Austen's work is about much more than romance. "A Jane Austen Education," on the other hand, appreciated and conveyed the depth and delight of Austen's work while, at the same time, delivering a contemporary story (the author's own) that pleasantly invoked all the elements of Austen. Narrated very well. Overall, it was a surprising delight.
I just discovered Mrs. Pollifax, and I am thoroughly enjoying the series. It is fun, smart, and unexpected while staying firmly within the "spy" genre. Barbara Rosenblat's narration is wonderful.
This version was extremely well narrated. Although this is not my favorite Dickens novel, it is fun and engrossing and was a real pleasure to listen to.
This is a wonderful novel full of comedy and irony, but the bland and inflectionless narration made it almost impossible to tolerate.
A very well-narrated version of a compelling classic about a tragically flawed man who turns out to be his own worst enemy at every turn.
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