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Publisher's Summary

This is Austen's first published novel, from 1851, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady". The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances.
The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sister's characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and love.
Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media
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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-28-17

Its aggravating

To hear words, holidays, even names repeatedly mispronounced is an unhappy distraction from such a wonderful and beloved story.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ilsewdm on 07-12-17

I'm glad it was free of charge

Terrible narration and several parts were missing. I had to get the kindle book as well to get the whole story.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Hannah on 05-30-11

bad voice

this is the only option for buying without a subscription, but the horrible american reader makes me tempted to part with more cash for a more pleasent experience. obviously its a wonderful story by a wonderful ENGLISH author so its a shame this "basics" version had to have an AMERICAN wreck it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By J on 09-16-16

NO! NO! NO!

I have listened to this narrator read the 'Little Women' series so I knew her voice and style. While it was perfect for that series there is no attempt to change it for this book. My darling Jane Austen would surely turn in her grave! It's not just the American voice, after all it's not a foregone conclusion that it wouldn't bring something new to the book but I'm afraid this author sounds monotone, drab and dreary. Having struggled through a couple of chapters I've abandoned it for a different version that I've listened to before on CD.

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