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Sense and Sensibility Audiobook

Sense and Sensibility: With an Excerpt from 'Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage'

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen with an excerpt from Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight.

Following her critically acclaimed narration of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, Emma, Persuasion & Poems and Northanger Abbey & The History of England, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin is back, bringing depth and a light comedic touch to this delightful recording of Austen's first published novel.

Thanks to her manipulative daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters must leave their beloved family home in Sussex for a small cottage in Devon. While Marianne, impulsive and passionate to the core falls madly in love with an unsuitable man, her more conventional sister Elinor struggles to hide her true feelings for the man she must try to forget.

This recording of Sense and Sensibility is followed by a short excerpt from Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great niece - the last of Austen's descendants to grow up on the estate where Austen lived and wrote. Like the Dashwoods, Caroline and her family were forced to leave their family home for financial reasons. The parallels are fascinating.

©1818 and 2017 Public Domain and Caroline Jane Knight (P)2017 Alison Larkin Presents

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    Mary Katherine Worth New York 11/09/2017
    Mary Katherine Worth New York 11/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful narration of my favorite Austen novel!"
    Where does Sense and Sensibility rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    An utterly authentic interpretation - very real - you feel like you're there with an Alison Larkin Austen narration


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maryanne because she changes and is at times annoying but endearing at the same time. She learns a lot as the book progresses.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of them, but of course the scene at the end has to be one of the best in literature. I also really enjoyed the excerpt from Jane and Me by Austen's great niece. What a treat!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would if I could.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Alison Larkin's narration of Emma and Pride and Prejudice too. This is a wonderful performance once again. Simply the best.

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  • eliza k.
    13/09/17
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    "Alison Larkin does it again! OUTSTANDING narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Sense and Sensibility the most enjoyable?

    I love Sense and Sensibility as much as I love Pride and Prejudice and having LOVED Alison Larkin's narration of Pride and Prejudice which had songs from Regency England at the end of it, I was really really hoping Sense and Sensibility would be as good. It IS! I love the way she reads. You feel like you're there as you listen. She nails all the characters - she does not overdo them - just manages to get them right. So I guess it was the narrator that made the experience of listening to Sense and Sensibility so special. I also loved the excerpt from Jane and Me!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think my favorite character is Eleanor. But I also love Maryanne.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like them all but maybe my favorite is the scene at the end when...well, I don't want to spoil it so I won't.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they had to leave their house - and then the same thing happened to Jane Austen's great niece almost 200 years later - that really was moving!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so happy Alison Larkin has narrated this one. She's narrated every novel by Jane Austen now except Mansfield Park, which I THINK is due out later this year. Can't wait!

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