Persuasion

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Harriet Stevens
  • 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anne Elliott, the middle daughter of the vain, judgmental and lavish Baronet, Sir Walter Elliott, is persuaded by her family friend, Lady Russell, not to wed the man of her dreams, Captain Wentworth. Ultimately regretting her decision to do so, years later, as fate would have it, Anne once again crosses path with Wentworth in another town.
When Sir Walter and his daughters are forced to let their Estate - Kellynch Hall - to pay off Sir Walters debts, the family ends up relocating to Bath.
Anne is tortured by her newfound proximity to her old love, Captain Wentworth, whom she has never forgotten. While staying with her sister, Mary, Anne must watch as Captain Wentworth courts Mary's sister-in-law Louisa, whilst keeping his distance from Anne and treating her with cold civility.
Dodging the affections of a recently acquainted cousin, and discovering Captain Wentworth’s relationship with Louisa to be non-existent, Anne finds her love of Captain Wentworth to be not unrequited and the two have a second chance at a new and happy life together.
The story is told and brought to life by the wonderful vocal talents of the United Kingdom's very own Harriet Stevens.

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A performance that matches the story

I like it when the voice reasonably matches the profile of the main character...I searched and searched for Austen performances but the options are dominated by voices that remind me of a British grandmother rather than a young woman. Some of the voices are creaky! But this performance is so well matched to the story. Wish there was more like it!
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- M. Larsen

Wow!

Would you listen to Persuasion again? Why?

I’m awestruck….Persuasion is indeed an incredible story which effortlessly captivates you with its dynamic plot and breathtaking suspense. The perfectly placed twists and turns intensified the romantic atmosphere of this book. Undoubtedly, I was hooked by the unique tone of voice of the narrator which nailed each character without mercy. All in all, this top notch book has captivated my attention and left me craving for more. Thumbs up!


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- Janio Jackson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-24-2014
  • Publisher: A.R.N. Publications