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Persuasion Audiobook

Persuasion

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Jill Brisbane, Australia 10-24-10
    Jill Brisbane, Australia 10-24-10
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    "loved it"

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl A Georgetown, TX, US Minor Outlying Islands 03-29-09
    Sheryl A Georgetown, TX, US Minor Outlying Islands 03-29-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautifully Read"

    A favorite of mine read beautifully as ever by Juliette Stevenson.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Richardson 01-15-17
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    "PERSUASION"
    What made the experience of listening to Persuasion the most enjoyable?

    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.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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    Shelley Hansen 12-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Juliet Stevenson was made to read Jane Austen!"

    Simply fabulous!!! I could listen to Juliet Stevenson always! She has such a gift for making things come alive!

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    MVF Alabama 11-16-16
    MVF Alabama 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a wonderful performance and story."

    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.

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    Blueslover 10-16-16
    Blueslover 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Travel to another time and place."

    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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    leanne Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 10-13-16
    leanne Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 10-13-16 Member Since 2013

    Sci-fi, Yoga, Accelerated Learning & Wellness are my main interests. Throw in Languages, Business & Leadership = the ultimate bookshelf

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    "Jane Austen is Always Welcome"
    Where does Persuasion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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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    Amazon Customer 10-07-16
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    "Jane Austen Persuasion"

    Well read. Great story. Has love, deception, arrogance, pride. Things that make life very interesting.

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    Barbara Brown 10-05-16 Member Since 2016

    Retired newspaper reporter. Enjoys mystery books, especially those set in foreign locales, classics, and books on spirituality.

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    "I Am Persuaded"

    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.

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    finally have time Hattiesburg, MS, United States 09-25-16
    finally have time Hattiesburg, MS, United States 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "tedious"

    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."

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  • Booklover
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    6/13/16
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    "Perfect"

    Jane Austen's most romantic story read by the most sensitive, expressive reader. Bliss. Just perfection.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • K. Williams
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    6/12/16
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    "A classic, beautifully read."

    One of my favourite stories, performed by one of my favourite actresses. What's not to love?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. E. Morgan
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LuLu
    2/29/16
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    "Wonderful Persuasion"

    A pleasure to listen to this lovely story which is beautifully read by Juliet Stevenson!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/9/16
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    "Persuasion"

    This is one of my favourite Austen novels enhanced even more by the wonderful narration of Juliet Stevenson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
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    7/29/15
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    "Great book, brilliantly read"

    this is a favourite book of mine for many years, I was totally captivated by Juliet's reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    6/16/15
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    "A classic well rendered"

    Juliet Stevenson is a pleasure to listen to as always, the dialogs really come alive.
    Quite the tour de force.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • forester
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "my favourite Austen book"
    What made the experience of listening to Persuasion the most enjoyable?

    Beautifully read, expressive and sympathetic approach, I tdont think anyone could do itbetter


    What other book might you compare Persuasion to, and why?

    Pride and Predjudice is nearly as good


    Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Everything I have listened to by her has been very good


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just love this book


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never listened to Jane Austen try this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carlotta R Nelson
    1/22/15
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    "Excellent!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AReader
    London
    12/19/16
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    "Perfection"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Persuasion is possibly my favourite Jane Austen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I sympathise most with Anne, but they are all quite believable types.


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

    She is the perfect reader for this book. It just comes to life.


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

    Yes, and then start again at the beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    A true work of art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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