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  • Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
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    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.

    Lydia says: "Rosamund makes this even more wonderful!"
  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations | Jane Austen

    The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Julie McKenzie
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    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.

    Helen says: "Really good"
  • Pride And Prejudice | Jane Austen

    Pride And Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
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    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.

    Allison says: "Missing words and names mid sentence ruined this"
  • Emma [Naxos] | Jane Austen

    Emma [Naxos]

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    Ms. C. E. Davies says: "We do love Emma, Miss Austen!"
  • Persuasion | Jane Austen

    Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Peter Newcombe Joyce
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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.

  • Persuasion | Jane Austen

    Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    M says: "Persuaded."
  • Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen

    Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    Rachel says: "A perfect narrative"
  • Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama | Jane Austen,Anna Lea - adaptation

    Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
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    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.

    Nigel says: "Oh dear, could only take 36 minutes of this"
  • Persuasion | Jane Austen

    Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah
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    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.

    SecretShopper says: "Why not use an English voice artist?"
  • Mansfield Park | Jane Austen

    Mansfield Park

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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...

    Stacey says: "Julliet Stevenson Narrating at her best"
  • Mansfield Park | Jane Austen

    Mansfield Park

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Frances Barber
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    When the self-effacing 10-year-old Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. Growing up in the Bertram household, she is always treated as an inferior, only finding an ally in her cousin Edmund. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character eventually makes her an indispensable part of the household. During the absence of Fanny's uncle, the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue upon the arrival of Mary Crawford and her brother Henry.

    Tom says: "Very enjoyable but check narration"
  • Pride and Prejudice (AmazonClassics Edition) | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
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    Love is in the air when five sisters discover that a wealthy and eligible bachelor is suddenly within reach. But it is his friend, the haughty Mr. Darcy, who becomes smitten. Unfortunately for him, the object of his affection is not so easily swayed. One of the most popular characters in English literature, Elizabeth Bennet is intelligent, witty, well-spoken and ahead of her time. If the terrible rumors about Mr. Darcy are true, he doesn't stand a chance. Yet not all gossip is to be believed when marriage, money, and reputations are on the line.

  • Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

    Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    Miss says: "Excellent"
  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios] | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Lindsay Duncan
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    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.

    DooeyDuck says: "First of many"
  • Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
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    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.

    Hannah says: "Best narrator ever!"
  • Sense and Sensibility: With an Excerpt from 'Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage' | Jane Austen

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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    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.

    A D. says: "A wonderful performance of a classic!"
  • Emma | Jane Austen

    Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Jane Leclercq
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    In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest novel. The book has been adapted countless times to stage, film, and television.

    zoe martin says: "lovely story ruined by narration"
  • Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jane Austen's most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice is brought to sparkling new life in this "wonderful, unforgettable" recording from AudioFile Earphones award-winning narrator Alison Larkin. Always a witty and original voice, Alison Larkin follows her narration of Pride and Prejudice with songs from Regency England, to give the listener a sense of what after dinner family entertainment might have sounded like in Jane Austen's time.

    Mary Katherine Worth says: "Brilliant!"
  • Persuasion | Jane Austen

    Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Greta Scacchi
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    Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

    Sue says: "Wonderful"
  • Emma | Jane Austen

    Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Jenny Agutter
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    Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoiled, vain, and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village, but her attempts at matchmaking lead to misunderstandings and potential heartbreak. Only her friend and neighbor Mr. Knightley dares to point out the mistakes she is making and encourages her to change her ways.

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