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Persuasion Audiobook
Persuasion
Written by: 
Jane Austen
Narrated by: 
Juliet Stevenson
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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    Allyson 02-19-16
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    "Talented reader!"

    Always a favorite author and story, this rendition,, augmented as it was by a tremendously talented reading, was pure delight which vied with all my day's responsibilities!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosa 02-18-16
    Rosa 02-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "i loved it very much. will hear it again for sure."

    I loved it very much. It is one of my favorite Jane Austen books to hear.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D Blaise Miami, FL 01-28-16
    D Blaise Miami, FL 01-28-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Amazing Narrator"

    Juliet Stevenson did a great job in narrating this book!! Thoroughly enjoyed it listening to a favorite novel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Merechai 12-22-15
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    "Wonderful Narrator"

    Juliet Stevenson adds so much to Persuasion! She does a wonderful performance of all the characters. It really makes the story much more enjoyable.

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    Reen Burley 10-17-15
    Reen Burley 10-17-15 Member Since 2009
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    "A great performance of one of my favourite books"

    If I had to choose, I would have to say that Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen novel, and Juliet Stevenson does it justice with her narration.

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    Squid 04-28-15
    Squid 04-28-15 Member Since 2015

    and her army of gnomes

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    "My favorite Jane Austen"

    Great narrator, spirited protag, and achingly wonderful love story.

    The narrator does a great job; I've in the past enjoyed her reading of Jane Eyre, so was delighted to find her here. This is such a beautiful story. I'd originally seen (and loved) the movie with Ciaran Hinds, and was pleased to find it followed the book very closely and was excellently cast. It's nice to find a romance where the main players aren't teenagers, and despite her age the lady, like Elizabeth Bennett, is in no real rush to marry: at least, not without love.

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    LGL 03-22-15
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    "A Stellar Interpretation"

    Perhaps the quietest and most heartfelt of Jane Austen's tales of the ways in which human nature operates, and is operated upon, when true love is concerned. Juliet Stevenson's performance is warm and properly nuanced. A wonderful listen.

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    at 03-13-15
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    "Persuasion by Jane Austen"

    This book was wonderful to listen to! Juliet Stevenson did an outstanding job narrating the book. I loved the ending, of course Ann, Captain Wentworth & Mrs. smith. This is a delightful book. I hated to see the book end!

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    Courtney WNY Orchard Park, NY 02-12-15
    Courtney WNY Orchard Park, NY 02-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A great book, a great reader!"

    I just love this book, and nobody reads Jane Austen like Juliet Stevenson! I finished this book in 2 days! I couldn't help myself!

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Completely enjoyable"

    I have seen several film versions of this story and have also read it myself, but this audio version has been my absolute favourite. The narrator was fantastic and I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it this time!

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  • Tracy
    Brentwood, United Kingdom
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    "Excellent Austen."

    Juliet Stevenson reads this well and I found it easy to listen to.

    The novel itself is just what one would expect from Jane Austen and my own criticism is that it is too short!

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  • Sam
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    12/23/12
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    "It was okay"

    The narrator was not very good but otherwise the book is worth a listen, Don't expect the drama and comedy you find in Austen's best works, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - this story is nothing like them.

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  • Maureen
    Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom
    10/31/10
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    "Jane Austen: Persuasion"

    I did not enjoy Juliet Stevenson's reading as much as I expected. Her characterizations were good but the narrative sections were so muted and monotonous as to be almost boring and Jane Austen's witty shafts were often lost. Perhaps I should have tried the reading by Amanda Root who starred in the BBC film a while ago (and who incidentally looks so like Jane Austen herself!).

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  • Stephen
    Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
    6/28/08
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    "Enough's enough....Captain Wentworth"

    All six in six months - and I have to suggest that Jane Austen's best works were well behind by the time she put pen to paper on this one. Worth doing for the sake of completeness, but whether this would stand on it's own without that which went before it is very debatable.
    Still, how many prop forwards have read all six Jane Austen's I wonder?

    1 of 19 people found this review helpful

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