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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (436,502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anna Massey Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirelle Tetto | 2/20/2014

    " Jane Austen is truly a spectacular writer whose books just amaze me every time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Isolde | 2/12/2014

    " Ok, I'm not sure if this book really deserves one star, it deserves 0. I hate this book. This is not a romance novel, this is a soap opera. Seriously. I am so angry for having read this book. It took me ages, reading every page has been a torture. I just hate it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Hultman | 2/3/2014

    " The book is relatively well written and the psychology of the two sisters is interesting. That said, the story is boring. It is long and consists of the trifles of heartbroken, rich whiners from 18th C England. Not very compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Evans | 1/29/2014

    " I love Jane Austen....I can't help it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebel | 1/19/2014

    " This is an enjoyable romance with amazingly accurate studies on human nature's behavior, moralities, and faults. What makes it better is the subtlety of Jane Austen's observations. She manages to hold her chwracters up to a glaring light of truth for their foibles in a light humor with compassion for their suffering from those foibles, rather than disgust. I wish I could be as kind as she. However, I could never be as forgiving od the Lucy Steele's and Willoughby's of this world, nor nearly so patient with the emo over-exaggerations and emphasis on lack ofself control and common sense in Marianne. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justapennameforme Fanfiction | 1/2/2014

    " I think every teen girl has read this one. Does it matter that she is too sharp? too unkind? cares about money? is love more important than money? I think the novel is complex and engaging, I love some things and hate other but that is always how I feel when I read Austen's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelyn | 12/31/2013

    " This was an amazing story of sisters, and I loved every minute of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 12/19/2013

    " This was a well-written book. It is low down on my personal list of favorites due to it being a romantic comedy. But objectively, it is very well written and has a good plot that demonstrates the powers of love and sibling bonds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Hill | 12/13/2013

    " Better than Emma, not as good as P&P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Johnson | 12/9/2013

    " Loved it. Loved the movies. I'll take it in any form. Main lined... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pascale | 11/30/2013

    " Jane Austen is the first book I read in English I read when I arrived here all those years ago! Just love her books, I can't help it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Bogel | 11/26/2013

    " There's a reason this one's a classic. On top of the excellent characters and interesting plot, I'm constantly surprised at how darn witty Jane Austen is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory | 11/23/2013

    " Read this again recently. Wow, women have come a long way. What tension "arranging the right marriage" must have been to this generation. So glad I live now and not then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 11/20/2013

    " A love story without sex, abuse or violence "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smarbars | 7/31/2013

    " love affair is no longer a fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selina Raë | 5/21/2013

    " Pretty apt to today's South Asian generation. Great film too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese Collins | 1/4/2013

    " I am an Austen fanatic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda Warren | 11/16/2012

    " Terrific, my favorite Austen, I've read it 4-5 times over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vidhya Nair | 9/24/2012

    " A woman in those times creating a story still relevant in the 20thcentury. Fleshed out characters , dignified restraint of their choices and your sheer investment in their joys and sorrows. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 9/2/2012

    " I guess being a romantic can only get you so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 N | 7/15/2012

    " Though there is some fantastically dry wit here, it doesn't compare to Pride and Prejudice. In some ways, feels like a dry run for the latter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 6/10/2012

    " This is my third favorite Austen novel. Elinor is my heroine for being the practical glue to hold her family together in very difficult times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 5/10/2012

    " Jane Austen! Do I need to say more? Just love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique Weaver | 2/18/2012

    " This is a classic for a reason. Exceptional story that is easily translated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wiebe Henk | 7/11/2011

    " Love the relationship between sisters and the rules of engagement of that era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 7/7/2011

    " From what I remember, it was a good enough book for me to read on a rainy night in Paris after I went to eat sushi so it must be okay. At the least, I liked it better than its sister, Pride and Prejudice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blesie | 7/7/2011

    " One of my favorite authors. I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blaire | 7/6/2011

    " I, along with millions of others, love all of Jane Austen's books. She is without parallel. Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbi | 7/6/2011

    " One of Austen's best...wonderful characters...great story...not to be missed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suellen | 7/6/2011

    " it's so good when you give yourself a gift you will use forever. is it too weird that i really connect with both characters, eleanor and marianne? Jane Austen is pure love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 7/5/2011

    " Anything by Jane Austin is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/3/2011

    " Another great Austen book! I have read this more than once also! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mispulinka | 7/2/2011

    " My second book by Jane Austen.

    I read this book when I was on vacation on Crete this June :)
    It was great book for relax :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hannah | 7/1/2011

    " I LOVE Jane Austen, but this was just painful. The story is good, but there is virtually no dialogue, and when there is, it's usually Lucy (my least favorite character) talking nonsense. This is Jane Austen's first book, and I think she was still learning a thing or two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 joe | 6/30/2011

    " boring. like a soap opera. a couple of rich white girls and their problems with getting married to some rich white dudes. do not read this book unless you are trying to figure out how to write a book that nobody will like. "

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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

Anna Massey (1937–2011), the daughter of Hollywood actor Raymond Massey, was born in England and enjoyed an award-winning career on stage, in movies, and on television. Her stage roles earned her the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, the London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, and a nomination for a Tony Award for her only Broadway appearance, in The Reluctant Debutante. Her television awards include the UK’s BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and the RTS Television Award. Her best-known film roles were as Helen in Peeping Tom, Babs in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy, and more recently in The Oxford Murders and The Machinist. She received critical praise from AudioFile magazine for her narrations, especially of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and Wild Swans by Jung Chang.