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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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© and (P)2007 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

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    Friday 07-31-15
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    "My favorite Austen"

    On every re read or listen I always learn more about myself. Jane Austen has a way of examining human interaction that truly makes you want to be a better person.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer K. Jamieson CA 07-12-15

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    I think Juliet Stevenson does a beautiful job narrating and I love this book and have listened to it many times

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    Squid 04-28-15 Member Since 2015

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    "My favorite Jane Austen"

    Great narrator, spirited protag, and achingly wonderful love story.

    The narrator does a great job; I've in the past enjoyed her reading of Jane Eyre, so was delighted to find her here. This is such a beautiful story. I'd originally seen (and loved) the movie with Ciaran Hinds, and was pleased to find it followed the book very closely and was excellently cast. It's nice to find a romance where the main players aren't teenagers, and despite her age the lady, like Elizabeth Bennett, is in no real rush to marry: at least, not without love.

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    Perhaps the quietest and most heartfelt of Jane Austen's tales of the ways in which human nature operates, and is operated upon, when true love is concerned. Juliet Stevenson's performance is warm and properly nuanced. A wonderful listen.

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    "Persuasion by Jane Austen"

    This book was wonderful to listen to! Juliet Stevenson did an outstanding job narrating the book. I loved the ending, of course Ann, Captain Wentworth & Mrs. smith. This is a delightful book. I hated to see the book end!

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    Abigail Virginia, US 02-23-15
    Abigail Virginia, US 02-23-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent reading of my favorite Jane Austen"

    Juliet Stevenson gives a truly wonderful reading of this book. I have a hard time with narrators, and I've never found an Austen audiobook I could enjoy before. However, this reading shines. She does the characters well, gives vivacity and emotion to key moments without over stretching, and the cadence and skill of her reading makes the text easily and gracefully accessible. Austen's text shines.

    The book itself of course...what is there to say? This is my favorite Austen novel. The story centers around older characters than her other novels, and the tenor of the book in general is more mature. Anne Elliot is also my favorite heroine (although Fanny is a close second, as is Elinor Dashwood). She is exceptionally smart and "tenderness itself." The honesty with which Austen reads and portrays her characters is absolutely brilliant (the gloves are off a bit more in this one than her earlier books).

    This one — book and reading — is not to be missed and well worth the investment. I will come back to it again and again.

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    Wow, this book flew by. Juliet Stevenson's perfect reading only made this favorite Jane Austen of mine BETTER - ?! This book has one of the happiest endings ever. I just love it.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Completely enjoyable"

    I have seen several film versions of this story and have also read it myself, but this audio version has been my absolute favourite. The narrator was fantastic and I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it this time!

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    G Smith New York, NY United States 02-04-15
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    "Perfection!!"

    How could a Jane Austen gem be made even more enjoyable? Answer: by the excellent narration of the very talented Juliet Stevenson.

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    "Good Read for a Great Deal!"

    I let this play during my bathtub before and after my son's birth. It took me a while to finish because I don't get as much quiet bath time as I once did, but after seeing and loving all the Jane Austen movies adapted from the books I decided it was high time I read (or listened to as it were) a few.

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