• Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-27-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (23 ratings)

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Editorial 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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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.
©2013 Jane Austen (P)2013 Naxos Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 02-05-07


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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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheryl A on 03-29-09

Excellent editing

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Carol Milne on 05-25-14

Yet another Classic

What did you like most about Persuasion?

Having read the book many times I never cease to enjoy this story. I love all the books written by Jane Austin and hope to build up my library of old favourites now that my sight has deteriorated and I can o longer see well enough to read them myself.

What did you like best about this story?

As in all Jane Austin's books I love the development of her characters, descriptions, and the plot. It is also set in an era I particularly like.

Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes I have and enjoyed them as I did this one.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Stick to the story as written!

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