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Persuasion Audiobook

Persuasion

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Publisher's Summary

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

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    Chris T 09-19-17
    Chris T 09-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "There is no argument - Austen is a true master!"

    Once again Austen displays her great talent for telling a story of such impact that it will still be read 1000 years from now. This is my 4th favorite of her novels... 1 Pride & Prejudice, 2 Sense & Sensibility, 3 Emma, 5 Northanger Abbey.

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    Jessie 09-05-17
    Jessie 09-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful!"

    a great read with romance & drama & the patience only love can bring!

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    Stephanie 08-22-17
    Stephanie 08-22-17
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    "If you're a jane Austin fan, you'll love this"

    Beautiful story with a superb narrator. This is definitely the best narration of the book

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    Abigail 08-15-17
    Abigail 08-15-17
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    "Great reading"

    I thought this woman would be annoying to listen to because she's played annoying characters in movies before, BUT she actually was great. She had a variation of voices for the different characters but they were never over done or forced. Plus- this is, to me, Jane Austen's best work.

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    bj West Coast 07-27-17
    bj West Coast 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect!"

    The performance was absolutely perfect. I have loved this book for over 20 yrs and this was my first time hearing it read aloud. It couldn't have been done better. I will undoubtedly listen to this again.

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    shelley Gainesville, Fl 07-13-17
    shelley Gainesville, Fl 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "wonderful"

    I loved the job done by the actress. An audible can be ruined or made by the person performing it and Juliet Stevenson does a wonderful job. If you love Persuasion this is the version to get .

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    Mary 07-02-17
    Mary 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the great books of all time!!!"

    Love this book. Juliet Stevenson has the
    perfect voice for Jane Austin's style of
    writing. It was just as good or better
    than Pride and Prejudice.

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    Taren 06-28-17
    Taren 06-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Lost Love is Never Really Lost"
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    An nice, quiet, old-English read about proper courtships, everlasting love, & rekindled relationships. Our main character reiterates to the reader that she cannot be persuaded to marry a man just so she'll have somebody to take care of her, just so she won't be a lonely spinster. She tells us that being a single woman is not synonymous with being lonely or weak or unwanted. For some women, it is a sign of a strong woman that knows what she wants & won't take 2nd best. In the end, her patience pays off & she gets the man that she has so long loved. I don't mind ambiguous, sad, or frustrating endings, but it is nice to read a story with a classic happy ending once in a while.

    Age recommendation: 14 & up (old English writing)

    On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 6.

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    Cindy Pursell 05-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "outstanding performance of a well-beloved classic"

    this was an incredible pleasure to listen to every moment I had I turned to this well read well performed audiobook

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    Kaity Bakersfield, CA, US 05-20-17
    Kaity Bakersfield, CA, US 05-20-17
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    "A lovely suprise"

    This is my first audio book and it has me hooked for more. Juliet Stevenson was wonderful, easy to understand and able to differentiate the voices that even when I didn't have the book in front of me I knew who was talking without it sounding ridiculous. I was nervous to try audio but I'll defiantly try more after this.

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  • K. Williams
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    6/12/16
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    "A classic, beautifully read."

    One of my favourite stories, performed by one of my favourite actresses. What's not to love?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. E. Morgan
    Blackpool, Lancashire United Kingdom
    3/5/16
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    "Best reader for Jane Austen I have ever heard."

    Best reader for Jane Austen I have ever heard. She has the feel of the story and can do the voices superbly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LuLu
    2/29/16
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    "Wonderful Persuasion"

    A pleasure to listen to this lovely story which is beautifully read by Juliet Stevenson!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    2/9/16
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    "Persuasion"

    This is one of my favourite Austen novels enhanced even more by the wonderful narration of Juliet Stevenson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    Lincolnshire
    7/29/15
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    "Great book, brilliantly read"

    this is a favourite book of mine for many years, I was totally captivated by Juliet's reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Alison M Edwards
    6/23/15
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    "Beautifully narrated."

    One of my favourite Austen books. A subtle story line that immerses you in the period. Very well narrated. A must for Austen fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    6/16/15
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    "A classic well rendered"

    Juliet Stevenson is a pleasure to listen to as always, the dialogs really come alive.
    Quite the tour de force.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • forester
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "my favourite Austen book"
    What made the experience of listening to Persuasion the most enjoyable?

    Beautifully read, expressive and sympathetic approach, I tdont think anyone could do itbetter


    What other book might you compare Persuasion to, and why?

    Pride and Predjudice is nearly as good


    Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Everything I have listened to by her has been very good


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just love this book


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never listened to Jane Austen try this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carlotta R Nelson
    1/22/15
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    "Excellent!"

    This is a wonderful story which I have loved a long time. Juliet Stevenson's reading of it was perfect! I enjoyed this audiobook very much, and would highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/4/17
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    "the docile tones of Ms Stevenson are perfection"

    The book is a classic and the narrator brilliant. I couldn't recommend it high enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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