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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 1,518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,386

    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
    • Perfect

    • By katherine on 30-01-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Emma

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emma brought to life

    • By Milly_87 on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    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: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narration to bring a classic to life

    • By Beth Jenkin on 21-08-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • 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 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550

    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

    • 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 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618

    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

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively and fresh

    • By Kirsten on 04-09-12

    Regular price: £60.49

    • The Watsons

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new life - including the fashionable society balls to which she now has access - Emma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopes - and disappointments - in snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450

    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: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    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: Frances Barber
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable but check narration

    • By Tom on 16-02-10

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "We have all been more or less to blame... every one of us, excepting Fanny." Taken from the poverty of her parents' home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny's uncle is absent in Antigua, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive in the neighbourhood, bringing with them London glamour and a reckless taste for flirtation. As her female cousins vie for Henry's attention, and even Edmund falls for Mary's dazzling charms, only Fanny remains doubtful about the Crawfords' influence and finds herself more isolated than ever.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is growing content with her uneventful lifestyle, a long-lost flame re-enters the picture - now as the beau of her significantly younger cousin. Anne is now faced with a choice: will she watch Captain Wentworth settle into life with another woman, or will she strive to win back his love and escape her family?

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 198

    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

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great value for money

    • By Caroline Heywood on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £0.89

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