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Sense & Sensibility | [Jane Austen]

Sense & Sensibility

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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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.

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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MRS KAREN E LEWIS 09/09/2010 Member Since 2011
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    "Sense and sensablitiy"

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

    2 of 2 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.

    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 2012

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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.

    9 of 9 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.

    1 of 1 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
  • William Cook Miller
    Baltimore, MD
    16/06/15
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    "Just one quirk"

    I liked the narration of this classic story. My only issue is that it was broken awkwardly into ten "chapters" that each contained about ten of Austen's actual chapters. This made it hard to search within the text.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H. Gladman
    Australia
    28/05/15
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    "A comfort listen"

    I adore this book. Have done for years. I return to this reading of it again and again as a beautiful narration, easy to listen to, pleasurable and perfectly
    highlighting the humour while capturing the painful moments. Perfect Austen audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie Stallings
    26/02/15
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    "Great!!"

    AMAZING STORY AND VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE.
    I read along with my book and it really allowed the book the come to life. I love Jane's works. It is a work of art and a classic chick flick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela M. Klemz
    19/01/15
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    "Love this book"

    I love this book. I would always recommend it. the story is timeless. Angela klemz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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