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Fanny Price, a young girl from a poor family, is being raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, at Mansfield Park. She grows up with her four cousins, Tom Bertram, Edmund Bertram, Maria Bertram and Julia, but is always treated as inferior to them; only Edmund Bertram shows her real kindness. He is also the most virtuous of the siblings: Maria and Julia are vain and spoiled, while Tom is an irresponsible gambler.

Over time, Fanny's gratitude for Edmund's kindness secretly grows into romantic love.

(P)2009 Alpha DVD LLC

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  • Angela
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • 10-25-09

wit and wisdom of Jane Austen

Love the book and this audiobook!
Well read. Ingeniously written (Jane Austen was so clever).
Language is beautiful, with humor and wit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful Fanny Price

Not the most riveting of Austen`s books, but a beautiful portrait of Fanny -- set off against the shallowness and selfishness of most of those around her. Like most novels of that time, there is an ongoing critique of aristocratic pride -- contrasted with true greatness, intelligence and grace. I liked this book and it was very well performed by the reader. I will never forget Fanny!

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  • Bonnie
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-21-11

Austen Fan

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, well presented performance of a terrific book

What other book might you compare Mansfield Park to and why?

As fun to read as Emma

What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

Wonderful characterization of various roles

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did the second time

Any additional comments?

I love to re-listen to this and other Austen books by this reader

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An Excellent Book

The protagonists in this book adhere to a strict code of behavior that seems downright prudish these days. So it's necessary to view the plot and characters in the context of Jane Austen's virginal imagination and the mores of regency England. I can't help sympathizing with Mary and Henry Crawford, rather than being outraged by their so-called immorality. Nevertheless, the interplay of characters and the many romantic entanglements makes this one of my favorite novels, but Anne Flosnik gives a flat performance.

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Boring and badly read

As if the book was not boring enough--lots of talks that do not bring anything to the story or the characters, endless trivial babble-- not Austen's usual pace at all--Anne Flosnik only makes things worse. Her reading is that of a first grade teacher to her students. Not to mention the porridge she keeps in her mouth at all times. Most disagreeable. I also got Northanger Abbey read by her (before I knew better) and although the novel is far more interesting, the reading is just as bad. I am sorry I didn't pick the abridged version of Mansfield Park read by the wonderful Juliette Stevenson. Juliette has the most wonderful and versatile voice. She is a true actress. Her male voices are convincing and even sexy. Anne Flosnik's male voices are ridiculous.

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