The Austen Project

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,227 ratings

Sense & Sensibility Publisher's Summary

Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013.

‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope.

The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works. The pairing of Joanna Trollope and Jane Austen received global coverage, from the New York Times to the Times of India.

The Austen Project continues with Val McDermid's reworking of Northanger Abbey in Spring 2014 and Curtis Sittenfeld's Pride and Prejudice in Autumn 2014.

©2013 Joanna Trollope (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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    • Sense & Sensibility

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Rachael Stirling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope. The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too close to the original

    • By Stina on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Sense & Sensibility

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, takes after their mother, Belle, and is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing while dreaming of going to art school. But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trollope is Fantastic

    • By Sharon on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • well-executed, but why?

    • By connie on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Cat Morland is ready to grow up. A homeschooled minister's daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset, she loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous adventure awaiting her beyond the valley's narrow horizon. So imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh as their guest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painful.

    • By Cinnamon Bark on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Emma

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Georgina Terry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to EMMA, the next book in The Austen Project.Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything.Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Emma

    • A Modern Retelling
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 644

    Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19, and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath and then returns to set up shop in her home village.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Uncharacteristic Miss

    • By MadMadeleine on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Eligible

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    From the best-selling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Pride & Prejudice, set in modern-day Cincinnati. The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Eligible

    • A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,391
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,164

    This version of the Bennet family - and Mr. Darcy - is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help - and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling, and the family is in disarray.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Where are my beloved characters? Not in here

    • By Canadian eReader on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $28.00