• by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Mary Sarah
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Why not use an English voice artist?

...and if you insist on a North American voice, they should be able to pronounce words like "obliged" properly! I can assure you that it is not "uh-blarged".

The first warning sign was that "shewn" was pronounced "shoon", when any Janeite could tell you that's an old-fashioned spelling of "shown". It also took me a while to realise that the voice artist was attempting to do general English and Somerset accents at some points. If you can't do impressions, it's safest to stick to your own accent.

I'm available to read any American classics you might have in my really poor attempt at an LA accent, if you want me to return the favour.
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- VC

My favourite Jane Austen-but very poorly read

Would you try another book written by Jane Austen or narrated by Mary Sarah?

I would never choose a book read by Mary Sarah. There are so many wonderful readers I can't understand how anyone could allow her to read a classic, did no one listen to it before it was sold?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anne, of course, is the heroine and you feel her pains and pleasures but all Jane Austen's characters are skillfully drawn.

What didn’t you like about Mary Sarah’s performance?

She is a poor reader and pronounced names incorrectly.

Was Persuasion worth the listening time?

Not with this reader.

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- Mrs E M Tibbs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-12-2013
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media