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Sense & Sensibility Audiobook

Sense & Sensibility

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Publisher's Summary

When two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their mother are left to the financial mercies of John Dashwood and his wife, they find themselves in drastically reduced circumstances.

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Public Domain (P)2014 Audible Ltd

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    MSR 05/06/2011
    MSR 05/06/2011 Member Since 2011
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    "Harker does an excellent job"

    I am not quite sure why I selected this version, read by Susannah Harker, but it turned out to be a highly fortunate choise. Miss Harker's reading is superb throughout. She manages to impersonate all the male and female characters with great subtlety and without the ridiculous changes of pitch and volume employed by some audio book readers. This is an absolute joy to listen to. And at a good price, too. Let's have some more from this reader.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    MRS KAREN E LEWIS 09/09/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "Sense and sensablitiy"

    Superbly read by Susanah Harker..I am just loving it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Monwara dagenham, essex, United Kingdom 15/07/2010
    Monwara dagenham, essex, United Kingdom 15/07/2010
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    "Entertaining and good feel of the book"

    Read very well. I found it entertaining, good use of voices.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    maddansca 14/04/2016
    maddansca 14/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this full version"

    Susannah Harker perfect voice and tempo. One of best Jane Austen novels in all its full glory

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom 28/06/2008
    Stephen Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom 28/06/2008 Member Since 2016

    Classics,contemporary fiction, Politics, Philosophy, Economics - a weekly eye on The New Yorker & The Guardian and dense word style/play.

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    "What is that Mr Willoughby like......honestly!"

    What a wonderful book this is - totally immersed from the word go and never happier - a real escape from real life.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Paul 03/08/2016
    Stephanie Paul 03/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "beautiful book, skillfully read."

    This is possibly one of my favorite books. I can listen to it again and again, and always I am struck by the wit, intelligence and social analysis of Jane Austin's work! I true delight!

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  • Shopper1844
    26/07/07
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    "A good listen"

    Except for some overlong pauses between chapters, I thoroughly enjoyed the quality of Susannah Harker's reading and interpretation of the characters. I remember her from the 1995 production of Pride & Prejudice and enjoyed her performance then.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Rocklin, US, Canada
    09/10/09
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    "Excellent narration"

    I chose this version after listening to the audio samples of the many unabridged versions of Sense and Sensibility that Audible offers. I just finished listening to it and I am impressed. Susannah Harker does a fantastic job narrating and the audio quality is excellent as well. If you've only seen the Sense and Sensibility movies, then you need to read the book. The ending is much more fulfilling (as is the entire book) and Jane Austen's writing is full of wit, irony and genius.

    You can find a review of the actual book in many places so I won't waste time. I highly recommend this audiobook version though.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Felicia
    The Colony, TX, United States
    15/06/10
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    "Susannah Harker was amazing..."

    I listened to the audiobook version of Sense and Sensibility read by Susannah Harker and it was possibly the best audiobook I have ever heard! Yes better than Jim Dale reading Harry Potter (which I also really enjoyed)! If you get a chance to pick up this audiobook version, you should. She is very good at making each character unique and keeping you engaged the whole book. It is unabridged so 14 hours long but well worth it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Diana
    Laredo, TX, United States
    07/11/08
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    "Does it get any better than this ?"

    Although I had read the book many years ago, I bought this audiobook while undergoing chemotherapy. Good choice !! There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the soothing voice of the narrator reading a well-written romance, a classic love story of redemption and the triumph of true love. Romance will never get any better than this.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Esther
    United States
    04/01/15
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    "Graceful, if at times FAST, reading"

    Susannah Harker performs a gentle but spirited performance; does justice to the voices of the characters by making no one sound ridiculous (or more than they should, anyway!). I exchanged for this version after trying the Juliet Stevenson. I love Stevenson, but she sounded overly heavyhanded in that recording. Harker is extremely even keeled, yet manages to emote quite a lot, especially Lucy Steel's wonderful spite.

    My only criticism is that the producers must have sped up some exchanges of dialogue. I doubt it was Harker, because I can't imagine someone reading so fast without needing to draw breath. I imagine compressing the recording time saved money, but it's too bad that about 1 in 4 exchanges go by very, very quickly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Kansas City, MO, United States
    30/10/07
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    "Good reader"

    While Sense and Sensibility might not be quite as entertaining as Pride and Prejudice, it's still a good listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Burrows
    12/08/16
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    "I don't usually like old books, but I love this 1"

    Holy crap I got invested in this book. Seriously, take a gander. You'll love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Essence45
    25/07/16
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    "Beautiful story, well performed"

    A beloved & highly entertaining novel. Ms. Harker's reading may not be as good as other narrators who've done Austen books. However, she has a beautiful voice which makes up for the occasionally imperfect diction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Manning
    Ut, USA
    15/03/16
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    "Not my favorite Jane Austin.."

    But it's a close second. As with all of Jane's novels you can expect a laughable and occasionally scathing report of the antics of the upper middle classes of the era as well as a beautiful heroine or two to be thwarted in love. And as always, those who are righteous, studious, modest, and well-mannered are happily married.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LANCASTER, CA, US
    29/10/15
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    "A Perfect Happy Ever After Story"

    I am a long time fan of Jane Austin and have read almost all of her books.
    This Audible version was very well done and a pleasure to listen to.
    It had been many years since I had read the book and had recently watched the movie version. It was quite enjoyable to be able to again appreciate the full version and compare the more recent version.
    It is amazing how relevant Jane Austin's story is today as it was when she wrote it so many years ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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