The Austen Project
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 262 ratings)
  • Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope

    Sense & Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated By Rachael Stirling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (63)
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    (51)
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    (53)

    Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope. The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works.

    Excellent modernisation of a well loved classic

    Equal, they enable you to experience your favourite books in different formats

    Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by LSS ()
  • Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid

    Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (40)
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    (36)
    Story
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    A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.

    Brilliant!

    Fun, modern, witty

  • Emma | Alexander McCall Smith

    Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Georgina Terry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
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    (37)
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    Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to EMMA, the next book in The Austen Project.Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything.Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash.

    Loved it!

    An excellent Austen adaptation keeping her wit, cutting tongue and insight in a new modern setting.

    Reviewed on 16 October 2015 by Mrs (Melksham, United Kingdom)
  • Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld

    Eligible

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (107)
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    (108)

    From the best-selling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Pride & Prejudice, set in modern-day Cincinnati. The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development.

    Easy listening and entertaining

    It was interesting to see how the author modernised each character and situation/plot line. Most 'changes' were done well but I thought the Lydia plot..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 May 2016 by rebeccah prince ()