I judged this book it by a preview of a filmed version (!) and because I knew this was her earliest work (although published later) I thought it wouldn't display the qualities of her mature works. I was wrong. It is delightful - witty and full of Austen's keen observations of the characters in her world.
I love this book and re-read it every few years. It was one of the first audible titles I bought but the narrator was all wrong (so very slow and monotone). I was so happy to see a new narrator that I bought the book again. Simon Prebble is a much better fit for the story and does a lovely job.
I love P.G. Wodehouse and this is one of my favorites of his books and Cecil is spot-on as the reader. Ordinarily I enjoy Frederick Davidson's renditions but for this title he cannot beat Cecil. In fact, I downloaded this version even though I had already downloaded the Davidson version. After many listens, the telling of the two deaf men on a train joke (and subsequent explanations for the aunts) still slays me.
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