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  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,398 ratings)

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Persuasion

By: Jane Austen
Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
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Summary

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.
First published 1818. All rights reserved.; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Jane Austen! Always my favourite!

Beautifully read by Greta Scacchi! She made this perennial favourite even more enjoyable! A delight!

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Favourite Austen novel

I think this is one of her best novels. The narration is really good and so easy to listen to.

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Delightful.

I really enjoyed it. Narrated perfectly, it was easy to sink into.
It’s the most recent to have been given the movie makeover treatment. The book is much more detailed than the movie. Really enjoying my journey through Austen’s romcom world.

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Stunningly beautiful

Impeccably read and in my option, the finest of all Jane Austen’s novels. Romantic perfection!

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thoroughly enjoyable!

excellent performance! highly recommended. it's interesting after seeing so many films of Austin's works, what is left out, condensed or even added to in places. wish I'd found audible books years ago!

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A gentle exposure of the workings of the human mind and heart

This was beautifully read. It’s one if my favourites if JA. Love lost and found. Gentle fun poked at the wily manipulations in families, and aspirations of vanity.

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Brilliant rendition of a classic novel

Nothing to dislike! Greta’s reading was perfect and Persuasion is witty and gently funny with many razor-sharp observations of ‘polite’ society

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Excellent

An excellent performance it was really entertaining. Classic book with an enjoyable story line. Very good.

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Lovely reading by Greta Scacchi

I haven't read any Jane Austen for many years, and really enjoyed becoming reacquainted with her writing again. Gretta Scacchi's narration was very nice. She has a lovely soothing voice. This has definitely encouraged me to try other Austen works on Audible.

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A gem of a find!

Austen at her best in this romantic tale of manners, decorum and society - I loved it! Highly recommend.

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