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Sense and Sensibility Audiobook

Sense and Sensibility

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Publisher's Summary

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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    tm 12-07-15
    tm 12-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A complete experience"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sense and Sensibility to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the narrator is superb and brings accents and inflections that American I cannot supply.


    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    She gives each character a unique voice, so that they all seem distinct. Hence the dramatic quality that is such a huge value-added to the text alone. Stevenson's intelligence shines through. She seems to interpret each emphasis perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Austen's humor is always moving, because she brings such remarkable psychological insight to her writing.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly entertaining! The four stars indicate problems with Austen's story, not with the audible experience.

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    Debbie Jones Tallahassee, Florida 12-02-15
    Debbie Jones Tallahassee, Florida 12-02-15 Member Since 2013

    I love a good mystery and love books that have been turned into movies. Avid reader, music enthusiast and pop culture junkie.

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    "Sublime!!"

    A must read on every list!! The Dashwood family is amazing!! Especially love Juliet Stevenson's narration!

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    Rose 11-03-15
    Rose 11-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Austen"

    This is definitely one of my most favorite Austen novels and the narration was such a delight as well.

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    Amazon Customer 10-13-15 Member Since 2012

    Christian, wife, Mom, loyal friend, RN, traveler, avid scrapbooker, and lover of wine.

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    "Fantastic!!!"

    I love this book and Juliet Stevenson is the perfect narrator. I have listened twice now...

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    Rocio Duarte 10-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!!"

    I saw the movie a long time ago but the book is always better Marianne Dahswood rocks!

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    Lynn A. Davidson 09-09-15

    I love books. Love to read them, listen to them, and build my stash of them.

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    "Very well narrated"

    This story is a great example of the old style of writing - wordy and flowery. Juliet Stevenson is an excellent reader of the style and voices, making it interesting to listen to and enjoy.

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    Diana Quan 08-04-15
    Diana Quan 08-04-15
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    "Soothing and perfect narrator"

    This book was a hard read for me but once I found the audiobook I fell in love with it. Couldn't ask for a better narration!

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    Saratarvin 06-28-15
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    "Classic Book"

    Sense and Sensibility is a classic book that is relevant today and is well read.

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    Monhegan Monarch 06-26-15
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    "Worth a listen, for sure"

    Austin at her almost best, Stevenson reads it at her best. Loved it. Give it a listen.

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    randi hardy 06-07-15
    randi hardy 06-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    The book is an old favorite of mine. This narrator was fabulous and read each characters voice in a manner that aligns perfectly with my idea of their personality.

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  • Paul & Susy
    London United Kingdom
    9/12/06
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    "A great story but also an excellent reading"

    Juliet Stevenson's reading brings the characters alive and pours emotion to the dialogue.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Jules
    Argyll
    12/12/06
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    "Wonderful"

    Beautifully read, most enjoyable.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    CambridgeUnited Kingdom
    5/25/09
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    "A perfect narrative"

    Juliet Stevenson's reading of this classic piece is flawless. She understands each character and brings them to life in turn. I love this book even more since listening to her narrative. Highly recommended - I will now be downloading many more of Juliet Stevenson's readings.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Cecilia
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    "wonderful reading"

    Juliet Stevenson's reading is incredibly clever, every character has his/her own voice, and when action moves to drama she can transmit feelings without unnecessary pathos.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
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    11/11/10
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    "Classic Jane Austen"

    As with the other Jane Austen novels she has narrated, Juliet Stevenson does another excellent job with this one.

    This is classic Jane Austen and exactly what one would expect from her. Filled with the usual ups and downs of the romantic lives of her female heroines, this story is interesting and gripping, and delivered what my anticipation of it had hoped.

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  • Sharon
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    10/23/13
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    "Delightful"
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    I am a big fan of Jane Austen's novels, having read and/or watched TV adaptations of them all. I bought this as 'comfort' listening for my long commutes to and from work, and it was indeed very comforting. I think Juliet Stevenson's narration is excellent. She imbues the characters with life - makes them 'jump off the page' (I guess that should be 'jump out of the speaker'). I am now planning to purchase other Austen novels which she as narrated - more comfort listening! If you have never read any Austen novels, buying them as listening books is a good way to introduce yourself to her world of 'propriety'and 'aprobation'. And I would certainly recommend the versions with Juliet Stevenson as narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. C. E. Davies
    Cheshire UK
    5/26/13
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    "Excellent narration of a classic novel"

    Unsure how much I would enjoy the narration of this, perhaps my favourite Austen novel, I thoroughly enjoyed Juliet Stevenson's reading. She doesn't go along the route of my bete noir of attempting male voices, her distinction between Elinor and Marianne is excellent, and I loved her Mrs Jennings.

    Admittedly, the novel wanders a little but otherwise is a delight. I would recommend this audible book highly to any Austen fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tenni
    Coburg, Australia
    4/13/13
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    "Another great Jane Austin novel"

    Sense and Sensibility was a lovely story, Jane Austin really makes you feel like you are living back in the old world amongst her characters. This book was a little slow to start but after a few chapters I was hooked and couldn't wait to hear what happened next. There are many twists and an interesting insight into their way of life, beautifully written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin W.
    5/12/16
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    "Excellent"

    Beautiful narration of a classic, absolutely loved her rendition of Lucy Steele's letters, brilliant capture of her character.

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  • Mrs B Ellis
    4/26/16
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    "Sense and Sensibilty"

    A wonderful Austen novel outstandingly narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Her portrayal of the many characters is perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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