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Wanda McCaddon delivers a delightful narration in this production of Austen's beloved first novel. McCaddon's characterizations are as lively as they are exact: From impetuous Marianne to the reserved Elinor; from dashing, willful Willoughby to the long-suffering, noble Colonel Brandon, her narration beautifully captures Austen's vivid creations. McCaddon's deep understanding of this story appears to be accompanied by an equally deep pleasure in it. It seems as though she relishes every word as she brings to life the story's many dramas - from Elinor's quietly hidden heartache to Marianne's heart-on-her-sleeve heartbreak. Even if you've read the novel and seen the movies, McCaddon still brings fresh insights to Austen's story and characters.
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Summary

Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness - as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged. Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas on 24-08-16

Brilliant...

story of the mind and the heart and how the best love of all incorporates the deepest feelings of the latter and the deepest reflections of the former. Austen at her best.

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5 out of 5 stars
By mtusken on 03-04-16

Beautifully read...and great to knit to!

I enjoy knitting and listening to audiobooks, and this is one of my favorites. The narrator's voice is very pleasant, and the story is, of course, a delight to hear again and again!

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