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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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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bow, NH 01-30-12
    Susan Bow, NH 01-30-12 Member Since 2015
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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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 2013
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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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    David Seattle, WA, United States 01-23-12
    David Seattle, WA, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent narrator, fine production values"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ahdan J. BRENTWOOD, MD, United States 01-20-12
    Ahdan J. BRENTWOOD, MD, United States 01-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this book, I'm persuaded"
    If you could sum up Persuasion in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, too short and good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Captain Wentworth is my favorite Character because he is strong and loving and you cannot help but feel for him.


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

    No I did not but it I listened to it within a week.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia United States 01-17-12
    Virginia United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Always Jane Austin"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rjackt 01-10-12
    rjackt 01-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Delicious performance"

    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.

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    Jacqueline PAOLI, PA, United States 01-03-12
    Jacqueline PAOLI, PA, United States 01-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A treat for the ears and mind."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Persuasion to be better than the print version?

    Two different species, no comparison necessary. I often enjoy listening and reading the same book. You get different but equal enjoyment from both formats.


    What other book might you compare Persuasion to and why?

    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.


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

    I have not as yet listened to other of her audio performances but have enjoy her work as an actor,


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carly Bangor, ME United States 12-04-11
    Carly Bangor, ME United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Another classic perfectly narrated!"

    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.

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    Alice Upper Arlington, OH, United States 12-26-10
    Alice Upper Arlington, OH, United States 12-26-10
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    "4 Star Story/5 Star Narrator/2 Star Audio Quality"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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