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Sense and Sensibility | [Jane Austen]

Sense and Sensibility

When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.
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When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for. The contrasting fortunes and temperaments of the two girls as they struggle to cope in their different ways with the cruel events which fate has in store for them are portrayed by Jane Austen with her usual irony, humour, and profound sensibility.

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    "Slow start for someone new to Jane Austin"

    This is my first read (listen) to anything by Jane Austin and I almost didn't make it through because the story started so slow. The rewards were rich however as the last half of the book was a roller coaster of despair, hope, and finally felicity.

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    Teagie5 03-19-15
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    Austen at her most clever and best. An abundance of well rounded characters and a critical take on the Romantic sentiments of the period make this a masterpiece. And of course, Juliet Stevenson does a fantastic job, though I could not tell Sir John from her Mrs. Jennings at times.

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    "Incredibly annoying narration"

    I was so disappointed with the narration. The narrator is performing as if all the women were hysterical and whining. It was OK to start with, but after hours of listening to it, it totally ruined the experience for me. I totally enjoyed the other audio books in the Jane Austen series.

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    "Great Performance"

    Wonderful dramatization, highlighting Austin's finely tuned expression of emotion and satire. I have never laughed so hard as I did at the depiction of John Dashwood's egotism and tastelessness.

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    I enjoy all of Jane Austen's books and I think Flo Gibson is an excellent narrator.

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    I enjoyed Juliet Stevenson's narration and the voices that she used for each character! I disliked the ending of the book.

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    What did you love best about Sense and Sensibility?

    Jane Austen is brittiant at creating characters that just stay in your heart long after you are done with the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sense and Sensibility?

    You mean... my borther... Mrs.... Mrs Robert Ferris


    What aspect of Juliet Stevenson’s performance would you have changed?

    Better sound quality mostly.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Two sisters, two lives


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    Brigham 02-09-15
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    "First Austen"

    The narration was impeccable, the storyline was engaging, the experience was delightful. As this was my first experience with Jane Austen, I can only hope subsequent selections from her works will inspire even greater admiration for the mastery with which this book was written. I sat in awe, repeatedly, as I the parade of Austen's abilities with words left me wondering why I've ever bothered placing pen to paper. Despite this, I felt inspired all the while to attain such skill.

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    Marsha L. Geisinger Estacada, Oregon 02-07-15
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    "Love Jane Austen"

    Love the narration! Very soothing to listen to. I will definitely purchase more books by this narrator and Jane Austen.

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    Margaret SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-01-15
    Margaret SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "An Austen classic read beautifully"

    I recommend this audiobook to all Jane Austen fans. This reading is lovely, doing justice to Austen's delicious language, subtle humor, and gentle satire.

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