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Mansfield Park and Emma with Opinions from Austen's Family and Friends

Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Length: 34 hrs and 45 mins
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In this richly rewarding listening experience, Alison Larkin's acclaimed recordings of Jane Austen's iconic novels Mansfield Park and Emma are followed by opinions from Austen's family and friends never before heard on audio.

Like most writers, Jane Austen was interested in what the people closest to her thought of her books. She wrote down their opinions of Mansfield Park and Emma, recording both the bad and the good. These opinions dating from 1814 and 1815 will give solace to any writer whose work has been criticized and will amuse and delight Austen fans worldwide.

Public Domain (P)2018 Alison Larkin Presents

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"There is a lively appeal to Alison Larkin's performance of this fine audiobook. She fairly skips through the novel with her clear, glorious voice and her confident portrayal of a broad cast of characters. The complex social commentary often present in Austen's work is ubiquitous here, and Larkin keeps the listener close. As is often the case, a skilled audio performance such as this is an excellent way to enjoy the classics. Larkin animates dialogue beautifully and seems so enamored of the subject matter that the story she tells is hard to resist." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Brilliant and th additional material is hilarious!

I love Alison Larkin's Austen recordings. They are second to none and I was so happy to see Mansfield Park and Emma paired together in one package. This is a very special, high quality audiobook with fascinating, hilarious additional material! I am an Austen aficionado - a paid up member of the Jane Austen society of North America and a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Alison Larkin's Jane Austen recordings. Having these two books together in one place was a gift. I've always thought Mansfield Park is under rated and Larkin's reading confirms that. It's my favorite of Austen's novels actually - but then I love Emma too - and P&P and S&S of course - oh goodness. I'm just going to have to listen to them all again! Well done Audible for discovering this great narrator. This audiobook is a real treat!

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