Sense and Sensibility

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen with an excerpt from Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight.
Following her critically acclaimed narration of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, Emma, Persuasion & Poems and Northanger Abbey & The History of England, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin is back, bringing depth and a light comedic touch to this delightful recording of Austen's first published novel.
Thanks to her manipulative daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters must leave their beloved family home in Sussex for a small cottage in Devon. While Marianne, impulsive and passionate to the core falls madly in love with an unsuitable man, her more conventional sister Elinor struggles to hide her true feelings for the man she must try to forget.
This recording of Sense and Sensibility is followed by a short excerpt from Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great niece - the last of Austen's descendants to grow up on the estate where Austen lived and wrote. Like the Dashwoods, Caroline and her family were forced to leave their family home for financial reasons. The parallels are fascinating.

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Jane Austen never sounded better!

Sense and Sensibility is my one of my most cherished Jane Austen novels. This is the classic unabridged story of the Dashwood sisters: how their half-brother throws them out of their family home soon after their father dies, how Marianne’s heart gets broken by Willoughby’s cruel rejection, and how Elinor conceals her own heartbreak when the love of her life is engaged to be married to someone else. And then there is my personal favorite Austen hero, the understated yet constant force that is Colonial Brandon (sigh).

I was thrilled to see Alison Larkin finally narrate Sense and Sensibility because she has a way of conveying Jane’s dry wit like no other. Jane Austen wrote most of her novels as satire and no one conveys it better than Alison. Her narration brings to life these beloved characters with her smooth undertones and subtle nuances. As she does with all of her narrations, Alison uses differing voices for all characters, and changes up the tempo during the most exciting parts of the story.

As an added bonus, this version of the audiobook includes a short excerpt from Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's 5th great grandniece. I loved hearing how Caroline was embarrassed to read some of Jane’s letters because they included too much personal information. I couldn’t help but smile.

Simply put, I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone – especially those who love a good Jane Austen novel!
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- LilMissMolly

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Sense and Sensibility is such a classic. I always return to this one. A wonderful book I always enjoy.

Alison Larkin is a wonderfully talented narrator. I love her work. She makes this book that much better. Loved it.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Nomi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2017
  • Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents