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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: Julie Christie Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mrs. Henry Dashwood's husband is dead - and although the elder Mr. Dashwood requested his son John to care for his stepmother and half-sisters, the selfish John dispossesses them of the estate. Consequently, Mrs. Henry Dashwood and her girls retire to a cottage in Devonshire, but not before Elinor and Edward Ferrers (Mrs. John Dashwood's brother) have formed a mutual attraction for each other. In Devonshire, Marianne falls in love with the attractive and unprincipled John Willoughby, who appears to return her love but departs suddenly - and informs her by means of an unfeeling and rude letter of his approaching nuptials to a wealthy heiress. Marianne makes not the slightest effort to conceal her grief and distress, while Elinor hides her own grief when she receives (in strictest confidence) the intelligence that Edward is secretly engaged to the niece of his former tutor. The 2 of them do find happiness ultimately, but the progress is full of obstacles and surprises in Jane Austen's first novel. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Wolf | 2/18/2014

    " Not one of my favorite Austen novels, but I do enjoy the over-the-top Romanticism of Marianne (though Austen clearly favors sensible sister Elinor). Willoughly is a thorough cad of the Wickham school, and the rich brother who won't help his impoverished mother & sisters financially is surely a model of spinelessness. Love that Colonel Brandon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elisabeth | 2/7/2014

    " (They don't have my cover image! Not that it is pretty, anyways) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzie | 2/6/2014

    " It's not in my Top Three Austens but it's probably the best of the rest. I found something about Marianne terribly grating but I will probably reread it with a little more sense of perspective and hopefully not find her so much of a snivelling idiot. I'll have more to say if I do reread, I'm sure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 1/23/2014

    " Periodically I decide that I need a little Austen. Right now Sense and Sensibility is my favorite. "

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