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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781400176861
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Jane Austen’s final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her, Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her friend Lady Russell, who believes that he is too poor to be a suitable match. The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment.

Eight years later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne’s circumstances have also changed; her father’s spendthrift ways mean he has been forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and Frederick rediscover their love? Can their changed fortunes inhibit their feelings? Persuasion is a story of self-knowledge and personal regeneration, of social change and emotional politics. It is Austen’s most mature work, and also her most wickedly satirical.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Austen’s storytelling is so confident, you can’t help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/9/2014

    " Gotta love Jane Austin. Great study of life of the times for women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malle | 1/28/2014

    " Love all Jane Austen books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benji Binks | 1/20/2014

    " I can't read these kinds of novels often, but I get my girly fill once ever 1-2 years. This is one of my favorites though... Not sure why... Maybe just the simplicity of it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chatita | 1/13/2014

    " My favorite work by Jane Austen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 1/6/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber wiser | 12/24/2013

    " Well. Unlike the other two Austen books that I read, this one didn't make me want to shoot myself. It was similar to the other two stories, yes but it was much faster and not as borrrrrrrrrrrring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luli | 11/12/2013

    " Mi libro favorito de Austen con diferencia.....el mas romantico, si se le puede aplicar a Austen este adjetivo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ulla | 6/4/2013

    " I don't think I'll ever get tired of Jane Austen - who would??? The audiobook version narrated by Anne Flosnik is just amazing!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amina | 6/1/2011

    " Anne seemed to me a heroine in the background and I liked that. And you gotta love that letter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shellie | 4/2/2011

    " This is the ultimate collection for any Jane Austin fan. It is gorgeous and look amazing on the shelf!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristiana | 3/8/2011

    " Love the novels, but this collection of Austen's works was so big and heavy that I found it awkward to read. I donated it to the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Telisha | 3/5/2011

    " Amazing book set, beautiful and well bound. Love having them all together in one compilation and what a set!
    Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors of all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kereesa | 3/2/2011

    " An excellent collection, though lacking Austen's unfinished and unpublished work, it nevertheless beautifully presents all of her novels in a nice form. For details on individual novels, please see their respective reviews. 5/5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryver | 2/25/2011

    " I've read Pride & Prejudice and am now reading Sense & Sensibility. Along with reading these books, I am also collecting 2 versions each of the films. I enjoy them that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle | 2/20/2011

    " I absolutely adore Jane Austen, I have read this entire book at least 20 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/15/2011

    " Highly impractical pocket for seven must-reads that deserve nice linen bindings.. At the time of publishing, e-books were not yet available. Nowadays, choose those to save on your holiday luggage.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/4/2011

    " bought it at a Spiritualist fete for £1. For all of her books, not a bad price. Unfortunately, it's also about a bazillion pages which makes it difficult to hold, and the font is awfully tiny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 1/16/2011

    " The best collection of books! Whatever mood you are in,t here is an Austen novel to compliment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 1/12/2011

    " Jane Austen's works all in one edition. It can't get much better than this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 1/8/2011

    " I love Jane Austen. This is one of the few I keep on my shelf to re-read when I'm in the mood "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.