Evelina

  • by Frances Burney
  • Narrated by Orson Scott Card, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.
By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the story follows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home and enters into late eighteenth-century London society - both its pleasures and its dangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina is educated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles such cruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardens and balls, Evelina strives toward her final triumph, while capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere along the way.

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Great classic

One of the first and best novels in the English language. The main reader is also one of the best I've ever listened to.
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- J. Wachter "paper kat"

Get the version read by Finty Williams, Judi Dench

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

... and Geoffrey Palmer (original publisher silksoundbooks, but now on audible). Unlike this crew (so surprised this was so bad!), they "get" the book. This version I would NOT even recommend if it were free! But if you have the money, the Williams/Dench/Palmer version is well worth it!


What did you like best about this story?

The interplay among the characters


How could the performance have been better?

Cast voice actors who are suited to the material


What character would you cut from Evelina?

None!


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- Rsrchr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.