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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 

Presented by The Online Stage 

Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first published novel. It tells the much-loved story of the two, very different, Dashwood sisters. Elinor suppresses her own emotions out of a keen sense of responsibility to her family and friends, while Marianne is highly expressive and romantic. When their father dies, British law leaves everything to their half-brother and his tight-fisted wife, and Elinor and Marianne, along with their mother and younger sister, have to move to a cottage on a relative’s estate where they experience the full spectrum of romance and betrayal. 

Cast: 

  • Narrator: Cate Barratt 
  • John Dashwood and Mr Palmer: Phil Benson 
  • Fanny Dashwood and Mrs Palmer: Elizabeth Klett 
  • Elinor Dashwood: Libby Stephenson 
  • Marianne Dashwood: Amanda Friday 
  • Mrs. Dashwood: Sarah Mitchell 
  • Edward Ferrars and Servant: Craig Franklin 
  • Sir John Middleton and Thomas: Jeff Moon 
  • John Willoughby and Robert Ferrars: Russell Gold 
  • Colonel Brandon: Peter Tucker 
  • Margaret Dashwood and Anne Steele: Grace Keller Scotch 
  • Mrs. Jennings: Sara Morsey 
  • Lady Middleton and Mrs. Ferrars: PJ Morgan 
  • Lucy Steele: Elizabeth Chambers 
  • Audio edited by Libby Stephenson
Public Domain (P)2018 The Online Stage

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wonderful cast and classic story

loved it. great cast and beautifully written. One quibble one male cast member spoke with an American accent.

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Narration was annoying

I had to stop listening early on because the narrators sounded like Americans trying to hard to to do clipped British accents. This made the dialogue hard to listen to, as it didn’t sound natural. The voice of Mr John Dashwood sounded like he was reading off a page - no expression.

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Lots of fun

I like this form of book where the dialogue is done by different narrators behind an overall reader. In this case, the reader is terrific — calm, clear Oxbridge voice — but several of the parts are either miscast or read in a forced, artificial way, which detracts somewhat from the overall enjoyment. But in the end, this one is definitely worthwhile.

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  • Kate Tuerena
  • 07-06-18

Dreadful

I lasted about 10 minutes before I turned this off and returned the item. This is the most awful, hammy production you can imagine. Do not waste your money or credit