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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Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover
There's not much one can say about a Jane Austen novel that hasn't been said many times before. Persuasion is almost my favorite Austen novel, portraying the loss and sweet regaining of love, but still having some of the wonderfully funny characters that Austen portrays so well and so subtly. When you add to the wonderful story the perfect narrator's voice of Juliet Stevenson, it is a glorious experience. Ms Stevenson has the absolutely perfect voice for Austen novels, and especially excels at bringing the shallow and foolish characters to life. Five stars all the way!
Do you guys know? English sailors from way back when were the best of the best. They mourned and were constant and made very good tenants and broke barriers of class and appreciated the underappreciated.
It's a decent listen for the side-characters (many of them sailors) and all the things that go on in Jane Austen's world, but the main romantic tension seems to go largely unexplored.
The book is mostly narration with the characters having few speaking parts. The sentences are long and involved requiring constant concentration to follow
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