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Persuasion | [Jane Austen]

Persuasion

A moving love story displaying all of Austen's signature wit and ironic narrative style. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816.
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Publisher's Summary

A moving love story displaying all of Austen's signature wit and ironic narrative style. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Kathryn TAYLORS, SC, United States 03-01-14
    Kathryn TAYLORS, SC, United States 03-01-14
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Many people love Pride and Prejudice and Emma, but Persuasion seems to be overlooked. I have always loved this one the most. A little slice of perfection!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne is a wonderful character; she is reserved and quiet, but determined not to be pressured into a convenient marriage. She sees people for who they really are.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shree 09-09-14
    Shree 09-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Performance annoying, story interesting"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Any Jane Austen fan would love this book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting aspect of this story was "the fall". I won't spoil anything, but the way it was described and the subsequent fallout was (unintentionally?) hilarious.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Mary Sarah's singsong, psuedo-British accent was very distracting and sometimes I had to stop listening because of it. Not sure how so many other listeners were lauding her efforts, but to each his/her own... Also, and I may be being slightly fastidious, but the page turning sounds were distracting as well, but I ended up making a game out of it to see how often I could hear it.


    Do you think Persuasion needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, I think someone that is either actually British or read by an American with no singsong-y cadence would definitely help.


    Any additional comments?

    As with all Jane Austen novels, I had trouble keeping up with who all the characters were, in relation to eachother. It would be helpful if I had a cheat sheet of all characters, or if audible could provide one, that'd be fantastic.

    But overall, the book is a classic, and Jane Austen fans will enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Seagull
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    1/25/14
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Persuasion the most enjoyable?

    This is probably my favourite Jane Austen book. Hearing it spoken aloud made me appreciate it even more, and though I couldn't really say that Mary Sarah's reading particularly enhanced the experience, neither did it detract. For the price, I would say this version is stunningly good value.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuasion?

    The whole book is memorable!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Enid
    7/5/14
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    "My favourite Jane Austen-but very poorly read"
    Would you try another book written by Jane Austen or narrated by Mary Sarah?

    I would never choose a book read by Mary Sarah. There are so many wonderful readers I can't understand how anyone could allow her to read a classic, did no one listen to it before it was sold?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne, of course, is the heroine and you feel her pains and pleasures but all Jane Austen's characters are skillfully drawn.


    What didn’t you like about Mary Sarah’s performance?

    She is a poor reader and pronounced names incorrectly.


    Was Persuasion worth the listening time?

    Not with this reader.


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