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“…narrating the novels of Jane Austen reminded me that no matter how much the world changes, human nature never does.” (Alison Larkin)

Ever since Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence", raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection. 

Hailed by The Times as "marvelously light footed...hugely entertaining," Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring the deft, satirical novels of Jane Austen to sparkling new life.

Alison Larkin is the best-selling author of The English American, a comedienne and the award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. In addition to Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, Mansfield Park, Persuasion & Poems, Emma and Northanger Abbey and the History of England by Jane Austen, other classic narrations include Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Fairytales of the Fiercer Sex by the Brothers Grimm, et al; Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (with James Warwick); Peter Pan & the Inconsiderate Waiter; and Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary.

Title and end music: "The Lonely Ash Grove", sung by Alison Larkin.

Public Domain ©1811, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1817, 1817 Public Domain (P)2017 Alison Larkin Presents

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Jane Austen as she was meant to be heard!!!

I am THRILLED to find out that someone has thought to release Alison Larkin's wonderful Jane Austen narrations in one recording!! Alison Larkin is my absolute favorite Austen narrator because she makes it all so easy to understand and absolutely gets Austen's humor. Plus her voice is just such a pleasure to listen to! What a treat!

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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impossible to distinguish between novels

while the acting and the stories are impeccable it was impossible to listen to it because there are no divisions in between book titles so when you're listening to chapter 8 you have no idea

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Ramona Toy
  • 02-11-18

All in one place

If you could sum up The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in three words, what would they be?

I don't think Jane Austen needs reviewing. I enjoyed the narration by Alison Larkin a lot!

Any additional comments?

I agree with other comments that it wasn't easy to find the start of a book, having broken it down only into equal time slots. Here they are for future use:

Sense & Sensibility
Part 1 Chapters 2 - 41
Part 2 Chapters 1 - 14

Pride & Prejudice
Part 2 Chapters 15 - 43
Part 3 Chapters 1 - 35

Mansfield Park
Part 3 Chapters 36 - 42
Part 4 Chapters 1 - 42
Part 5 Chapters 1 -4

Emma
Part 5 Chapters 5 - 41
Part 6 Chapters 1 - 21

Northanger Abbey
Part 6 Chapters 22 - 40
Part 7 Chapters 2 - 14

Persuasion
Part 7 Chapters 15 - 40

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-24-18

Alison Larking's voice is irratating!!

The layout of this audio book is confusing. No idea which book is which. The book is not titled on each section. Every book in this audio looks the same. Lost track, patience and interest.

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  • smoker
  • 01-31-18

Delightful

If you could sum up The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in three words, what would they be?

Not three words. I decided to catch up with those books which were compulsory school reading matter and which I managed to avoid by simply 'bunking' off school. Very happy to see that all the novels of Jane Austen are available in one download and amazingly for one credit. I really did enjoy them, I don't think I would have done at school though.

What about Alison Larkin’s performance did you like?

Alison Larkin's narration was excellent. She performed each character so well that they were easily identifiable. I've returned quite a few books because a narrators voice either doesn't fit the characters or becomes tedious and grating to listen to, definitly not so with Alison Larkin.

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  • Sheila
  • 01-30-18

Excellent narrator, but ruined by poor navigation

I love this narrator, but the layout of the novels is dreadful. You can't distinguish where one stops and another starts. And the chapters announced by the narrator are different to the chapter numbers given in the navigation.

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  • Mrs J A Cook
  • 01-18-18

CAN'T NAVIGATE AROUND THIS COLLECTION

I am sure that if I was able to navigate my way around this collection I would give this a higher rating. I am completely lost and have given up trying to listen. Where does one book end and another start? I try to scroll through the chapters on the side of the screen but they do not match the chapters in the book. No titles to books anywhere that I can see. I will not get an audible book again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful