Persuasion

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in Bath, conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Listening to Juliet Stevenson's marvelous narration, one wonders if she collaborated with Austen in another life. Her narration enhances the text so beautifully that one thinks the author must have coached her. Stevenson applies vocal interpretations that make the characters pop with life. Mary whines and exclaims perfectly; Admiral Croft snaps listeners to attention; Sir Walter Elliot effervesces with indignation over the state of his finances. Only Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth speak in calm, measured tones. Nestled in social commentary targeting the matter of class, the story traces the twists and turns that Anne and Frederick must navigate on the road to love.

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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful.

I love anything by Jane Austen, and I think this is one of her best works. It's a sweet love story, and I enjoyed listening to the narrator tell this shorter version of it. It's a good abridgement with bits and pieces of classical music thrown in to help things along, and the story flowed just fine. I love, love, love it! Definitely a must listen for all Jane Austen fans.
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- Angela

Excellent editing

Superb narration of a well-edited classic. I recommend many books narrated by Juliette Stevenson.
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- Sheryl A

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks