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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Audiobook

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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Publisher's Summary

From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?

This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest - and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

©2009 Quirk Books; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    S. Webb Houston, TX United States 11-09-16
    S. Webb Houston, TX United States 11-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    The story was amazing, the narration was spot on! I heard they were planning a movie adaptation, here's hoping they do it the justice it deserves!

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    Amanda Portland, OR 11-07-16
    Amanda Portland, OR 11-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    "I wish I could return this."

    I was terribly disappointed. I was expecting something very different than what was presented. It also doesn't transfer to audio book very well. It is terribly confusing to try and follow who is talking.

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    William Bennett 05-30-15
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    "Amusing Katherine K. read of a modified class ic"

    "Sub-station Beta" section is a bit steam punk in my mind's eye! Modified classics can be a great way to compare/ contrast for teens. Reading the original along with audio .

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    Kat United States 01-29-15
    Kat United States 01-29-15
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    "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Oh My"
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    The narrator Katherine Kellgren did an excellent job. I was afraid to listen to the audiobook at first since I am a big fan of Jane Austen. But I am happy to say that after listening I was delightfully surprised the book was kept to most of the Jane Austen tradition. Now with that being said, the book is also quite a different story from the original. Yes, all of the original characters are there, but after listening, you will never view the original Jane Austen novel the same way again. This was actually a fun and entertaining listen with quite a few funny parts. The audiobook was very good, I recommend. Give it a listen. Enjoy!

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    Emma 05-08-10
    Emma 05-08-10

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    "The Graft Didn't Take"

    I like reading lit from Austen's period, and I like science fiction. I thought this would be perfect! However, the author didn't take either genre seriously, and this sort of seemingly dashed off romp is too poorly executed to make it work. I can see how someone could enjoy it if they don't want subtlety and complexity...sort of like old style comic books.
    Stick to reading Austen and Neal Stephenson alternately if you enjoy being immersed in another time and alternate realities.

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    N. Polson 10-31-09
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    "Disappointing"

    After the previous Pride and Prejudice and Sea Monsters I was curious to see where this adventure would take the reader. Although Kathryn Kellgren's reading is masterful as always, the material is so bad that nothing can really save it. Not worth the paper, or MB it takes up in the world.

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    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 09-20-09
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    "Nonsense and sensibility"

    The girls are island hopping with sea monsters in Devon. It was too much to pass up and so to my regret I wasted a credit. In the next series one of Anthony Trollup's preachers meets superman.

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    Steve 01-14-17
    Steve 01-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hilarious!!!"

    Read Sense and Sensibility first in order to appreciate the dazzling humor of this book. I loved this book and will listen to it at least one more time.

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    "fun and over the top"

    I wasn't sure if I would like this book, since it's a rewrite of the original story, but it was fun and ridiculous. I love Katherine Kellgren, she is awesome!

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    "Made me laugh"

    Seems like this clever author was really bored when his girlfriend insisted on watching chick flick period dramas and decided to make things a bit more interesting for the guys in the audience. Very funny, clever interwoven storylines!

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