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Persuasion | [Jane Austen]

Persuasion

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.
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Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

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    Amazon Customer Hobart, IN, United States 05-02-13
    Amazon Customer Hobart, IN, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a great story on a time gone by"

    I've been reading all the classics and Audible makes this very easy to do with unabridged editions of each. Along with Amazon syncing between the eBook and audio book. Which enables me to read the book when I can listen to it. This is my fourth Jane Austin book in a row. The others were either read or read/listened to. I see a lot of similarities between the events in this book to how some people live their lives today. I had a friend actually convinced the same way Ann was to not marry someone. This supports the theory that everything happens in cycles. Unlike some of authors book this time the 'beautiful' woman or main character doesn't marry the ugliest man described in the book. I won't spoil it for you. I will say that the narrator was perfect for this story. I have four more books of Jane's to go before I've gotten through them all. I find it enjoyable learning about how people saw that era of time and how some people want to go back to it. It's too bad that the author is no longer with us because she could teach a lot to the screen writers in Hollywood and a lot of the new authors righting books. These new writers don't know how to balance a book properly.

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    Kristen Geneva, NY, United States 07-14-12
    Kristen Geneva, NY, United States 07-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "My favorite Austen"

    As I noted in the title, Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel. Anne Elliott is a believable, normal character whose concerns and frustrations don't seem dated in the least, even when they are shaped by outdated (I hope) notions of what it means to be a woman.

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    K. United States 06-07-12
    K. United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Beautiful reading"
    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    Juliet Stevenson has a beautiful voice, and her nuanced reading enhanced my experience of the book. This is a favorite book and I usually reread it every year. I enjoyed this version so much that immediately after finishing I listened to it a second time.


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    Anonymous CA 02-21-12
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    "Juliet Stevenson is the best Jane Austen narrator!"

    Look no further than Juliet Stevenson. If you already like Jane Austen, you will enjoy her even more, and if you're not sure about Jane Austen, Juliet Stevenson will make you a fan. Her delivery is subtle, never over-acted, and she really gets Jane's dry humor and irony. Wonderful!

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    Tanya United States 02-13-12
    Tanya United States 02-13-12
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    "Persuasion is a classic and a jewel! Well read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Persuasion the most enjoyable?

    Juliet Stevenson has a pleasant voice and brings the characters to life in such an amazing manner, she is a true pleasure to listen to!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to it in bits and pieces here and there as I had time, but often found myself excited to hear more as soon as I could!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linsul 02-12-12
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    "Juliet converted me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The story is very sweet and Juliet narrates it perfectly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jane turns an ordinary romance into intriguing character studies.


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    I really can't choose a favourite character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, given the time, I could have listened to this book in one sitting.


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    Michel Walsh 02-05-12 Member Since 2008
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    "All Jane Austen couldn't be better."
    Would you listen to Persuasion again? Why?

    Yes. I love the story and the reader


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne. She's strong, ethical and very kind.


    Any additional comments?

    Juliet Stevenson is a rare talent.

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    Susan South Hero, VT, United States 01-30-12
    Susan South Hero, VT, United States 01-30-12
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    "Delightful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, all of Jane Austen's novels are great.


    What other book might you compare Persuasion to and why?

    In both Peruasion and Pride and Prejudice the smart, classy and sometimes overlooked girl gets the guy.


    What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Stevenson brings the language and period to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily. It is not a cliff hanger.


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    Catherine Decatur, IL, United States 01-24-12
    Catherine Decatur, IL, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2010

    60-year-old retired library worker, some college , married 30 years, husband retired railroad yardman. one son, 18 years old. God does have a sense of humor!

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    Having listened to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and enjoying them both, I downloaded Persuasion with pleasant anticipation. I was disappointed. The plot is almost non-existant, the prose dense and difficult to follow by listening, the characters annoying and the narrator monotonous. This is the kind of classic to put a new listener off classics.

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    Anna Plymouth, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-23-12
    Anna Plymouth, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Brings Jane Austin to life"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Persuasion to be better than the print version?

    I've always wanted to read Jane Austin's works but I always found it difficult to into the rhythm of her writing. Listening to it read swept me away into the century and I got lost in the story without stumbling on the style.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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