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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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!
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
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!
How could a Jane Austen gem be made even more enjoyable? Answer: by the excellent narration of the very talented Juliet Stevenson.
I let this play during my bathtub before and after my son's birth. It took me a while to finish because I don't get as much quiet bath time as I once did, but after seeing and loving all the Jane Austen movies adapted from the books I decided it was high time I read (or listened to as it were) a few.
But still enjoyable! With the typical Austen sense and wit, the story unfolds with humanity and fun.
Beautifully read, with lively and well-interpreted characters.
I have listened to at least 2 other recordings of Persuasion, and Juliet Stevenson's performance is now my favorite. I will have to listen to her other Austen recordings.
This combination of talent is ideal for any Austen fan. While not Austen's best work, definitely worth the time. The heroine Anne may not be a favorite but she has her charms. And the Captain is also an easy hero to love.
I am a long-time fan of Jane Austen's Persuasion. I have listened to some other performer's readings and was not impressed. Juliet Stevenson is by far my favorite audio book performer. She has an incredibly pleasant voice that is rich and full of character. The listener forgets that there is only one person reading for all the characters in the story. Stevenson's performance is neither too big or too flat, but absolute perfection.
If you are a Jane Austen fan, you will love this recording. The performance is subtle, lively, and fully imbued with all of Austen's intelligence and wit. The characters come alive, and the plot is carried along with the narrator's keen attention to Austen's meaning. Wonderful fun.
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