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witty, sweet, masterpiece
I love Elinor's character, her wisdom and her heart.
There were many favorite scenes: the scene in which Fanny talks Mr. Dashwood out of helping his sisters, the scene in which Marianne sees Willoughby at a party in London, and any scene with Edward and Elinor.
I enjoyed the part where Elinor is asked to give Edward some good news even though the news isn't good for her.
If you've never read Jane Austen, listen to this one first. I'd forgotten how much I loved her stories, having not read one in over a decade. I found myself smiling often at her wit. The narration was actually perfect. If you liked the movie starring Emma Thompson, you'll enjoy this narration. I absolutely loved her voice for Charlotte Palmer! How droll! ;) I may have to buy all books narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Well worth a credit!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jane Austen is brittiant at creating characters that just stay in your heart long after you are done with the book.
You mean... my borther... Mrs.... Mrs Robert Ferris
Better sound quality mostly.
Two sisters, two lives
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.
Love the narration! Very soothing to listen to. I will definitely purchase more books by this narrator and Jane Austen.
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