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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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© and (P)2007 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

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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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    Chana Goanna New Jersey 11-17-15
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    "Austen: genius. Stevenson: perfection."

    Put them together for a highly enjoyable listen. As always, Austen's astute eye for human behavior and her understated humorous way of conveying it makes her one of the foremost writers in the English language. Stevenson is a marvelous narrator, pitch-perfect, skewering the snobbish and stuck-up characters and switching effortlessly between male and female voices, with no vocal awkwardness on the males. If you want to listen to Persuasion, this is is the version to choose.

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    Reen Burley 10-17-15
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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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    Friday 07-31-15
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    "My favorite Austen"

    On every re read or listen I always learn more about myself. Jane Austen has a way of examining human interaction that truly makes you want to be a better person.

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    Jennifer K. Jamieson CA 07-12-15 Member Since 2016

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    "One of my favorites!"

    I think Juliet Stevenson does a beautiful job narrating and I love this book and have listened to it many times

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

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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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    LGLH 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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    CourtneyWNY 02-12-15
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    "I'd give this 6 stars if I could"

    Wow, this book flew by. Juliet Stevenson's perfect reading only made this favorite Jane Austen of mine BETTER - ?! This book has one of the happiest endings ever. I just love it.

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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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