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Anne Elliot is a young woman of perfect breeding and unwavering integrity. Austen wrote of her, "She is almost too good for me." Persuasion is the story of Anne and Captain Wentworth and their long awaited union. The world of country gentry in Regency England serves as a setting while portraying the many aspects of proper society - its failings and humor.

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"'Stevenson has read all of Austen's novels for audiobook, in abridged or unabridged versions, and her experience shows in this delightful production. Though dominated by the intelligent, sweet voice of Anne Elliot — the least favored but most worthy of three daughters in a family with an old name but declining fortunes — Stevenson provides other characters with memorable voices as well. She reads Anne's haughty father's lines with a mixture of stuffiness and bluster, and Anne's sisters are portrayed with a hilariously flighty, breathy register that makes Austen's contempt for them palpable. Anne's voice is mostly measured and reasonable — an expression of her strong mind and spirit — but Stevenson imbues her speech with wonderful shades of passion as Anne is reacquainted with Capt. Wentworth, whom she has continued to love despite being forced, years before, to reject him over status issues. Listening to Stevenson, as Anne, describe a sudden encounter with Wentworth, one hardly needs Austen's description of how Anne grows faint — Stevenson's perfectly judged and deeply felt reading has already shown that she must have. Even those who have read Austen's novels will find themselves loving this book all over again with Stevenson's evocative rendition ringing richly in their ears.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

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cmmilani, August 1, 2008 (view all comments by cmmilani)
This past year I have listened to 5 of the Jane Austen books which Ms. Stevenson has recorded. In my opinion they are excellent and definitely worth listening to. The characters are living; even their thoughts she reads in character and adds such dimension to even the worst of the worst, that one begins to want to boo and hiss. I am on the final one and I am sad. Guess I will just begin again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9789626344361
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Read by:
Stevenson, Juliet
Read:
Stevenson, Juliet
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Complete Classics
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.07x5.70x1.96 in. .87 lbs.
Media Run Time:
523

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Product details pages Naxos Audiobooks - English 9789626344361 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Stevenson has read all of Austen's novels for audiobook, in abridged or unabridged versions, and her experience shows in this delightful production. Though dominated by the intelligent, sweet voice of Anne Elliot — the least favored but most worthy of three daughters in a family with an old name but declining fortunes — Stevenson provides other characters with memorable voices as well. She reads Anne's haughty father's lines with a mixture of stuffiness and bluster, and Anne's sisters are portrayed with a hilariously flighty, breathy register that makes Austen's contempt for them palpable. Anne's voice is mostly measured and reasonable — an expression of her strong mind and spirit — but Stevenson imbues her speech with wonderful shades of passion as Anne is reacquainted with Capt. Wentworth, whom she has continued to love despite being forced, years before, to reject him over status issues. Listening to Stevenson, as Anne, describe a sudden encounter with Wentworth, one hardly needs Austen's description of how Anne grows faint — Stevenson's perfectly judged and deeply felt reading has already shown that she must have. Even those who have read Austen's novels will find themselves loving this book all over again with Stevenson's evocative rendition ringing richly in their ears.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
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