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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Yes. I love the story and the reader
Anne. She's strong, ethical and very kind.
Juliet Stevenson is a rare talent.
Yes, all of Jane Austen's novels are great.
In both Peruasion and Pride and Prejudice the smart, classy and sometimes overlooked girl gets the guy.
Stevenson brings the language and period to life.
Not necessarily. It is not a cliff hanger.
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.
Juliet Stevenson does an excellent job reading this delicately nuanced novel. When the time comes to purchase other Austen audio novels I don't yet have, I'll simply choose Stevenson's performance, whoever else may be available.
Interesting, too short and good
Captain Wentworth is my favorite Character because he is strong and loving and you cannot help but feel for him.
No I did not but it I listened to it within a week.
Another excellent novel by Jane Austin .. take a break from ordinary life and things "and books" and fly with jane austin in one of her love stories ...
having said that this book gives valuable inoformation about history and the "class" mentality ... a glipmse into the huma codition
I love to inhabit Jane Austen's world, particularly during electoral season silliness in the U.S. I thought Juliet Stevenson's performance enhanced the satire and the romance of the book.
Two different species, no comparison necessary. I often enjoy listening and reading the same book. You get different but equal enjoyment from both formats.
All of Jane Austen's books are wonderful, but Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice are the best in my opinion. It's the language for me. The slow and careful pacing of the story and the descriptive phrases she uses all combine to make her novels enduring works of literature. As I stated in my title....A treat for the ears and mind.
I have not as yet listened to other of her audio performances but have enjoy her work as an actor,
Juliet Stevenson might be my favorite audiobook narrator - she does such a fantastic job, giving each character a distinctive and appropriate voice.
The book itself, though maybe not as popular as Pride & Prejudice or Sense & Sensibility, has a very nicely designed plot and offers just as much enjoyment for the Jane Austen lover.
I gave the story 4 stars because it is my least favorite of Jane Austen's novels, but the worst Jane Austen book is still better than most books. The narrator is perfect. My only problem is that once I downloaded it and put it in iTunes, the sound quality was not nearly as good as it is in the sample on this website. I had the same problem with Northanger Abbey, also read by Juliet Stevenson, but I did not have this problem with Pride and Prejudice or Emma, both read by different narrators, which I downloaded about a year ago. This makes me think that the problem is with the Juliet Stevenson Persuasion and Northanger Abbey files, and not with my own computer. Juliet Stevenson does an amazing job, though, so I still recomend this, but be forewarned that the audio quality may not be as good as it is in the sample.
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