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 was eager to read this and am glad to check it off my list, but I am somewhat disappointed with Anne Elliot. She is clever, kind, and mature, but her story lacks, at many points, the intrigue and emotion that other Austen heroines evoke. Her silly family do not appreciate her, and she really never rises above them she just accepts their silliness and rudeness; it becomes tiresome. It is my understanding that Austen sadly passed before she got the chance to edit, revise, & title this work. Those attentions are sorely missed in the story, but still a good read.
Other than occasionally making Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth too desperate and eager in their interactions with each other (and particularly in the final letter), this is a very good adaptation of a great book
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!
I felt that this story was missing something, that it needed more substance. It would have been more interesting had it delved deeper into the main character's personality and life history. Had a hard time getting into the story and has to re listen multiple times as my mind would wander.
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.
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