I became interested in the classics after listening to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I decided to listen to another Austen and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it so much. Juliet Stevenson is a wonderful narrator and brings each character to life.
If you think you might want to give classic literature a try, I recommend this one. It's funny and extremely well-read.
While I very much enjoyed the story and the Midwestern accents (at first), I had a hard time distinguishing between characters. My favorite books are those where I forget that it's just one person reading and can tell the different characters apart by the "sound" of their voices.
Having said that, I loved Cora, her self-realizations, her unconventional life, and her ability to live within the social constraints of her time. Would I listen to it again? Probably not.
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