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Summary

This classic collection includes:

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park

Emma

Northanger Abbey

Persuasion

Public Domain (P)2020 Rollo Bixio

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disappointing narration

This version of the collected Jane Austen books must have come from the american arm of Audible and would be fine for that market but I found it difficult to listen to Austen's wonderful and subtle prose through a rather lack lustre rendition and many mispronunciations. Persuasion was particularly poor. I recommend another version for narration but don't be put off Austen's work since the writing is sparkling, often hilarious and transcends time and different society's customs brilliantly.

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Clear but dull narration

I love Jane Austen but I was disappointed by the flat reading and the occasional mispronunciation: 'tumult' was pronounced as 'tummult' and 'come-at-able' as 'come a table' - surely the reader should have realised that was gibberish? The flatness was particularly noticeable when Austen's characters were discussing the importance of reading aloud expressively, when it became almost comic. I still managed to enjoy the recordings but would have enjoyed them much more if they had been livelier.