Listen free for 30 days

Persuasion (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Seven years ago, Anne Elliot broke off her engagement to Captain Frederick Wentworth, convinced that marrying a man without money or status would be a grave mistake. Now, she is past her prime and single at 27. But when the estranged paramours reconnect through a couple renting the Elliot family estate, Anne discovers she may have another shot at romance - this time, on her terms.

Part fairy tale, part social commentary, Jane Austen's novel delivers not only her signature warmth and wit but perhaps her most mature and relatable heroine. Persuasion remains true to Austen's form in being ahead of its time, arguing that where there is love, there is happiness - even in the most impractical of unions.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to hear a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Persuasion, this edition of Persuasion (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about Persuasion (AmazonClassics Edition)

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great reading

I read this book years ago and, returning to it recently, bought it on audio book but found the narrator didn't seem to understand what she was reading, and put no expression into it, making it a tedious listen. So I tried this one - in the Amazon Classics series. Really good, gives the sense of the text and remains interesting (but not over-dramatized). Not my favourite Jane Austen book but still worth listening to - and I will come back to it again I know.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well read Austen

I was going to get the one read by Stevenson but the price was really good for this one. Only a very slight dislike, which wouldn’t put me off listening to him again: too many older women sounded like Lady Bracknell played by Edith Evans. Full of character though. One of my favourite Austens.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarah
  • Sarah
  • 01-08-20

My Favorite Version of Persuasion

I have listened to this book with several different readers and this is my very favorite. Mr. Page brings out the humor and satire and is able to do even annoying female voices without becoming shrill. The story is my second favorite of Jane Austen's books - Emma being the first. I have listened to this version of Persuasion several times and enjoy it more each time.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anne D
  • Anne D
  • 29-03-20

Audio AWFUL, but Austen’s Book a Masterpiece

I love this book, but the reader’s performance is so poor I could not get beyond the first chapter.