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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anna Bentinck Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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One abandoned, one unfinished, these short works show Austen equally at home with romance (a widowed clergyman with four daughters must needs be in search of a husband or two in The Watsons) and with social change (a new, commercial seaside resort in Sanditon). Typically touching, funny, charming and sharp.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Mcdonald | 2/17/2014

    " A charming book detailing the duplicitous behaviour of a self serving and self centred woman. One cannot feel any sentiment for her at any time and yet she provides great entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanna Meredith | 2/11/2014

    " short stories wrote in letters. it really gives a sense of what exactly life was life in that time period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 2/10/2014

    " Lady Susan is a short story by Jane Austen that I felt was lackluster. The Watsons and Sanditon had more potential, but unfortunately, they were unfinished when Austen died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 1/27/2014

    " Jane Austen never disappoints! I only wish she had finished these stories, because they left me wishing for more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mell | 1/25/2014

    " This is going back on my to-read shelf. The Pgh Jane Austen group is starting "neighborhood" reading groups, and I am heading up the North area. I have only read these fragments once, but look forward to another reading and some lively discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/23/2014

    " this was my first Jane Austin, and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/18/2014

    " Out of all Jane Austin books, I didn't like this one at all. She was very selfish and just not what I expected but still a good story, just didn't like it compared to the other Jane Austin stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 1/18/2014

    " I did not care for Lady Susan. The Watsons was my favorite and I wish Jane could have finished it. Sanditon was okay, better than Lady Susan, but not as good as The Watsons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francine | 12/23/2013

    " I actually loved Lady Susan. I thought it was a great epistolary! "

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

    " Jane Austen's regular genius but unfinished! So a little frustrating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 12/9/2013

    " A nice collection of Jane Austen's unfinished/unpublished works. Always lovely to curl up with Austen. The introduction by Margaret Drabble was very enlightening and added a lot to my enjoyment of the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 11/24/2013

    " A beautiful little collection of minor and unfinished works by Jane. It's fun to see how she tried to play with different ways of writing. And also nice to know she settled on a slightly different way of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/23/2013

    " Let's face it, I love everything the woman wrote. These are three books Austen never finished. But the main plots are there and I still enjoyed them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 11/17/2013

    " These stories were interesting, from a historical perspective. They're Austen's earliest or incomplete works, and they give some insight into the progression of her style. Not riveting, especially, but interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/8/2013

    " Lady Susan is a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 6/11/2012

    " We only read Sanditon for school. Someday I will read the others. I liked Jane's veiled sarcasm--we kept marking humorous places that we wanted to come back to. Someday I might read the 'finished' version by a modern author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lamai Lamai | 7/8/2011

    " I stared reading Jane Austen's book after I found a book '' becoming Jane Austen '' then I started to read all of her book I bought the whole collection! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heathercashman | 12/20/2010

    " Lady Susan was a horrible woman and I spent the entire book being irritated at her, but I suppose this was the objective. Very compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Clark | 9/8/2010

    " They each have a very unique style, though I did not feel "Sanditon" was on quite the same level as "Lady Susan" or "The Watsons," which I do wish had been finished, whereas it felt as not a very deep loss that Sanditon was not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirk | 9/5/2010

    " The Watsons has one of my favorite scenes in Jane Austen. I think Emma Watson should play....Emma Watson! I didn't reread Lady Susan, blah! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bret | 7/22/2010

    " Since it is our namesake, I felt I should read "The Watsons". The project was abandoned, for obvious reasons... not one of Jane's best works, but still fun to read and see her progression. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/24/2010

    " These stories aren't Jane's best but they are small endeavors and The Watsons was not completed. I was entertained the most by Lady Susan. All the same, it was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/17/2010

    " Three works in one, unpublished in Jane Austen's lifetime, and unfinished. Cleverly written with good characters; fascinating from social history point of view, but disappointing that they were not completed. "

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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 Bentinck is a British actress who trained at Arts Educational Schools and has worked extensively for BBC Radio. Winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has provided voices for many audiobooks and such animated series as 64 Zoo Lane. Her film credits include Alice in Wonderland and To the Devil a Daughter.