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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This is the recording that sold me on audiobooks in general. Juliette Stevenson's narration is superb, and Austen's witty, ironic style make her works perfect candidates for being read aloud. Highly recommended.
A favorite of mine read beautifully as ever by Juliette Stevenson.
Jane Austen's charm and sharp sense of society's failings and foibles are always a treat for mind and heart. And, I might add, 'ear', when a book is read as delightfully and sympathetically as Juliet Stevenson does here. Austen offers bold portrayals of character in their differing shades of moral and amatory beliefs and connections.
I enjoyed this narrator very much. She had a gift of making every character interesting and individualistic .
What can I say about Jane Austen's book? It is a beautiful story of unrequited love meeting again, of a charming Captain and families with their own dysfunction.
¨The dialogue is brilliant and even though there's a lot of telling instead of showing, which was very common when it was written, it is a story that evokes such great imagery.
I highly recommend this audio book.
I am a longtime fan. She is considered one of the 100 greatest writers because she wrote so acutately of her time, place, customs and culture, that the reader is a true time traveler.
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This book does not disappoint.I love everything Jane Austen and have read all of her books. Honestly I wish there was more out there, so I even read Jane Austen inspired stories, you know the ones I mean! Bridget Jones Diary, Twilight etc.
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Jane Austen is my favourite author. I have read Persuasion about five times and it is always a joy to read. I also enjoy watching the BBC film production. I loved having it read to me this time by Juliet Stevenson, who was pitch perfect in my opinion.
I know this review will seem irreverent to many, but I'm writing it for readers who don't normally read this type of book. I've read a few classics, most recently Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which I enjoyed, so I thought I'd try one of the Jane Austin books. It wasn't for me. The main male character appeared very few times and had little to say on those occasions when he did, whereas numerous minor characters appeared often and had much to say about things that seemed irrelevant to the story. I realize that it was authored at another time in history, when the style of writing was very different, but if a book was written in this manner, today, it would be considered wordy and pretentious. If you enjoy the following quote from Persuasion, you will probably enjoy the book.
"How eloquent could Anne Elliiot have been? How eloquent, at least, were her wishes on the side of early warm attachment and a cheerful confidence in the futurity against that overanxious caution that seems to insult exertion and distrust providence."
Jane Austen's most romantic story read by the most sensitive, expressive reader. Bliss. Just perfection.
"A classic, beautifully read."
One of my favourite stories, performed by one of my favourite actresses. What's not to love?
"Best reader for Jane Austen I have ever heard."
Best reader for Jane Austen I have ever heard. She has the feel of the story and can do the voices superbly.
A pleasure to listen to this lovely story which is beautifully read by Juliet Stevenson!
This is one of my favourite Austen novels enhanced even more by the wonderful narration of Juliet Stevenson.
"Great book, brilliantly read"
this is a favourite book of mine for many years, I was totally captivated by Juliet's reading.
"A classic well rendered"
Juliet Stevenson is a pleasure to listen to as always, the dialogs really come alive.
Quite the tour de force.
"my favourite Austen book"
Beautifully read, expressive and sympathetic approach, I tdont think anyone could do itbetter
Pride and Predjudice is nearly as good
Everything I have listened to by her has been very good
I just love this book
If you have never listened to Jane Austen try this one
This is a wonderful story which I have loved a long time. Juliet Stevenson's reading of it was perfect! I enjoyed this audiobook very much, and would highly recommend it.
Persuasion is possibly my favourite Jane Austen.
I sympathise most with Anne, but they are all quite believable types.
She is the perfect reader for this book. It just comes to life.
Yes, and then start again at the beginning.
A true work of art.
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