Sense and Sensibility, MP3
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.

The contrasting fortunes and temperaments of the two girls as they struggle to cope in their different ways with the cruel events which fate has in store for them are portrayed by Jane Austen with her usual irony, humour and profound sensibility.




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I did not enjoy Sense and Sensibility anywhere close to as much as I loved Austen's other works. It must confess that I believe it had to do much more with the person reading the audio-book than it did with Austen's actual writing. It took me 15 chapters to figure out which character was talking, thinking or musing at any given point and it took another 15 chapters for me to even feel sorry for the women who were getting their hearts broken. I have read that this is considered one of Austen's lesser works and I can see why. It is still a solid book and an amusing read, none the less.

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I give the narrator, Juliet Stevenson, five stars. I give Jane Austin four and a half.

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