Audiobook CD - 2007
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Anne Elliot passes up an opportunity for happiness when she declines a match in marriage in hopes of bettering her position. Beauty fades as seven years pass, when her former love returns a wealthier man. Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. Mishaps and mischief mount as the pair tempt fate in this comic story of love.
Publisher: [Germany] : NAXOS AudioBooks, [2007]
Copyright Date: ℗2007
ISBN: 9789626344361
Branch Call Number: CD AUS
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (approximately 8.75 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Stevenson, Juliet


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Jun 28, 2017

An nice, quiet, old-English read about proper courtships, everlasting love, & rekindled relationships. Our main character reiterates to the reader that she cannot be persuaded to marry a man just so she'll have somebody to take care of her, just so she won't be a lonely spinster. She tells us that being a single woman is not synonymous with being lonely or weak or unwanted. For some women, it is a sign of a strong woman that knows what she wants & won't take 2nd best. In the end, her patience pays off & she gets the man that she has so long loved. I don't mind ambiguous, sad, or frustrating endings, but it is nice to read a story with a classic happy ending once in a while.

Age recommendation: 14 & up (old English writing)

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 6.

Chapel_Hill_MollyL Oct 08, 2015

Really great audio version of this Austen novel. Juliet Stevenson has narrated all of Austen's audiobooks, and I highly recommend her versions.

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Jun 28, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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