Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World Audiobook, by Frances Burney Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Frances Burney Narrator: Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: Skyboat Media Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781482999372

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Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney’s first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.

By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the story follows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home and enters into late eighteenth-century London society—both its pleasures and its dangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina is educated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles such cruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardens and balls, Evelina strives toward her final triumph, while capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere along the way.

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  • “Before Evelina, the heart of girlhood had never been so fully opened in literature.”

    - William Dean Howells, American author and literary critic
  • “Fanny Burney’s first novel, Evelina, was the chick-lit novel of 1778—all about a young girl’s adventures in London and one of the best of its kind ever written.”

    - Times (London)
  • “We owe to [Burney] not only Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla but also Mansfield Park and The Absentee.”

    - Thomas Babington Macaulay, British essayist and reviewer

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About the Author

Frances Burney (1752–1840) was a British novelist, diarist, and playwright. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography, and twenty volumes of journals and letters. She is best known for her landmark work Evelina.

About the Narrators

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall. Her own audiobook narration has won her four Earphones Awards.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.