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Summary

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

Jane Austen once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work.

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the narrator is robotic

this is my favourite book of Jane Austen! but the narrator is robotic and at lots of times annoying! if I didn't love this book so much I would have deleted it within the 1st hour

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Read by a computer?

Couldn't listen to this... Appalling monotonous tone. Like a computer voice. Love the book usually.

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Not very entertaining.

I found this audible uninteresting due to very drab oration. Unlike previous books of the same ilk.

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Good story badly read

I have read the book and seen the film - both of which I enjoyed. I bought this audiobook because it was cheap but unfortunately the narrator sounded like a robot.

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No wonder this was only 36p

I love Persuasion, and thought I would like to listen while doing my daily chores on the farm. This narration is excruciating ! read with the weirdest accent and so... monotonous. Take my advice, go for a pricier version!

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  • 02-10-19

Very Poor Narration

Persuasion is timeless. But this narration is truly TERRIBLE. I recommend choosing a different one.

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