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    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,211

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rosamund makes this even more wonderful!

    • By Lydia on 19-12-15

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 81 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All in one place

    • By Ramona Toy on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good

    • By Helen on 24-03-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We do love Emma, Miss Austen!

    • By Ms. C. E. Davies on 17-01-14

    Regular price: £60.49

    • Northanger Abbey

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Austen's best work brought to life

    • By S Plateau on 31-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421

    When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect narrative

    • By Rachel on 25-05-09

    Regular price: £44.69

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Persuaded.

    • By M on 18-10-13

    Regular price: £31.59

    • Pride And Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Missing words and names mid sentence ruined this

    • By Allison on 30-06-15

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Miss on 27-09-14

    Regular price: £33.49

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    At the tender age of 10, Fanny Price is 'adopted' by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park. The transplantation is not a happy one. Dependent, helpless, neglected and forgotten, Fanny struggles to come to terms with her new life until, tested almost to the limits of endurance, she assumes her righful role...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reluctant Janeite not reluctant any more.

    • By Colin Davey on 20-11-16

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    A moving love story displaying all of Austen's signature wit and ironic narrative style. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why not use an English voice artist?

    • By SecretShopper on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 190

    Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator ever!

    • By Hannah on 25-11-06

    Regular price: £46.09

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Claire King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pride and Prejudice has long been Britain's favorite novel, and though first published over 200 years ago, has stood the test of time. Its bright sparkling dialogue and sharply drawn characters continue to delight reader young and old. The romance between Elizabeth and Darcy has been imitated countless times in other novels, but has never been equalled.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Of all Jane Austen's books, Pride and Prejudice has earned a special place in the hearts of the reading public as her best-loved and most intimately known novel. From its famous opening sentence, the story of Elizabeth and Darcy, told with a wit that its author feared might prove "rather too light and bright, and sparkling," delights its most familiar readers as thoroughly as it does those who encounter it for the first time.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointment

    • By Lorna on 05-11-09

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 430

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First of many

    • By DooeyDuck on 19-08-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Peta Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Persuasion, Jane Austen's final novel, follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy". Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic story but irritating narration.

    • By Debra on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Phlegmatic Anne is the unappreciated strength within her family - a vain, pompous father, a self-regarding and self-deluding older sister and a dissatisfied and selfish younger one. At the age of 19, Anne is persuaded out of an engagement to Frederick Wentworth, an ambitious, highly principled and determined naval gentleman who departs in angry indignation. Eight years later, by coincidental circumstances, he is brought into her social circle once more, having obtained wealth and reputation.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • A Literary Christmas

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Emma

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Emma can be enjoyed as a charming love story, a detective story, and a comic and lively picture of English life 200 years ago. Austen's beautiful, clever, wilful but fallible heroine Emma Woodhouse believes she knows best. Perfectly content with her life she sees no need for either love or marriage, yet nothing pleases her more than meddling in the romantic lives of others.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not good enough

    • By Birgit on 19-01-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    • Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
    • By: Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Brilliant!

    • By louise on 02-09-09

    Regular price: £16.39

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