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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (180,735 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Sally Lewis Publisher: Real Reads Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Persuasion is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.

Eight years ago, Anne Elliott was persuaded that her family's honour was more important than her own happiness. She has suffered ever since. Now the man she turned away has returned. Can Captain Wentworth forgive Anne, or will he be charmed instead by the beautiful Louisa? Will Anne be persuaded to marry her cousin, or will she find the strength to follow her heart?

The extravagance of Anne's foolish father, the greedy plotting of false friends, and a near-fatal accident bring danger into Anne's safe world. Their hearts assailed by resentment, regrets and rivals, can Anne and Captain Wentworth now reach across the void that separates them to love each other again?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 2/18/2014

    " Started reading this to prepare for the play. As a man, I found it very difficulty to plow through the start of this book. Austen's manner of writing can be unnecessarily convoluted in its grammar and composition. By the end she hooked me on the characters and really got me interested in the resolution. Looking forward to reading Pride and Prejudice With Zombies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/3/2014

    " My favorite of Jane Austen's books. Two words: Captain Wentworth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 1/26/2014

    " Much more enjoyable than Emma, very tender and human. Took time to get into gear, but disappointing to get to the end and have to leave Anne Elliott. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Consuelo | 1/25/2014

    " 5 stars and an oh-my-god "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa Altman | 1/24/2014

    " I'm terrible at reviewing things, so I'll just say I loved this book. I've always enjoyed Jane Austen, but somehow missed this one. The story is adorable without being profound, or making some overbearing statement on life; it's just fun. And seeing characters get what they deserve was rewarding in itself ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lore | 1/20/2014

    " the plot is developped in a very slow manner. The last four chapters are the best, are the climax of the book and read them really fast. Still my favorite Austen`s book is Pride and Prejudice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/19/2014

    " Always one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lina | 1/8/2014

    " An interesting book. Realistically and sensitively convey the characters. The only downside though incomplete end of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Graham-russell | 1/5/2014

    " I read this in my 20s and really didn't get it. I reread it in my late 30s and absolutely understood the story. let's see what my reaction is in my 40s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Rodd | 12/28/2013

    " Wonderful story. Pleasing with a rewarding ending. Fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 11/20/2013

    " I enjoyed this, but it's not my favorite Austen novel. That doesn't mean I didn't like it, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan B. | 11/8/2013

    " I saw the Masterpiece version years before reading this, so was interested to see how they differed. Not much, but then Masterpiece knows how to translate book to screen with the best of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 11/4/2013

    " Definitely my favorite Austen thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 8/10/2013

    " I'm really convinced Austen was an INTJ after reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/23/2013

    " Probably my favourite Jane Austen book. It isnt sappy, or overly unrealistic like some of her other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 6/10/2013

    " Persuasion is one of my favorites. The sensibility of Anne and the true love she and Captain Wenthworth exchange captivates the reader time and time again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Halberg | 3/25/2013

    " My very favorite of her books :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Marie | 1/17/2013

    " This is my first Jane Austin book. The sisters and characters are colorful and interesting, and it's also nice to see how society of the early 1800's was. Seems to be a bit of a romance novel, if it were made into a movie, it'd be a chick flick.. Classic story, well written, not for everybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauretta | 12/24/2012

    " I listened to the audiobook "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 11/12/2012

    " I love ALL of Austen's works. But this one, with its message of staying true to oneself despite the influence of others, and its secondary lesson about inner beauty and the rewards that come with doing the right thing, resonates the most with my life experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Bennedsen | 11/11/2012

    " I enjoyed this typical Jane Austen book, but sometimes found the manner of speaking rather confusing. It is definitely worth a re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Carter | 10/21/2012

    " Great Austin read, story of Ann Elliott and her family and neighbors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabelle Girouy | 12/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading Persuasion. I think it's one of my favourite Jane Austen's novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raghd(inia) | 10/18/2011

    " And they all lived happily ever after <3 (fearful of a new war) :D "

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Author Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Born in Steventon, England, she later moved to Bath and began to write for her own and her family’s amusement. Her novels, set in her own English countryside, depict the daily lives of provincial middle-class families with wry observation, a delicate irony, and a good-humored wit.