The Complete Novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen

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The Complete Novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Category: Literary Fiction
Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: All six major novels by Jane Austen for the cost of one audiobook: stunning listening and great value.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 1232/81h2m Date: December 2017
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 978-1631066436

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Yes - that's over eighty-one hours of listening for the purchase of one audiobook. All six major novels are read by comedienne Alison Larkin and they're presented in the order in which they were published.

I'm not going to comment on the quality of the novels: they're widely-known and loved. You'll love them or hate them and you'll already know which it is! What I would like to say is that Alison Larkin is a superb narrator and she has a great range of voices, both male and female which she uses to brilliant effect. She has the pacing and inflexions just right. It makes for excellent listening.

I listened to the novels over a period of several weeks - then I went back to the beginning and listened to them all again. Some - such as Pride and Prejudice - I'd watched on television recently but others, such as Northanger Abbey I was surprised to realise I hadn't revisited for more than half a century. I was pleased to find that my reaction to Catherine Morland was considerably better this time around. Perhaps it was better without my English teacher's input.

You will need to download several audiobooks: the average listening time for each book is about 13½ hours and some books are spread over more than one download. It's but a minor inconvenience when you consider the value. As an Audible member you could use your monthly credit - costing £7.99 - to buy the book. If (like me) you buy extra credits each month, you'll pay just £6. You could even use the link below to get a free copy of the audiobook as your free trial.

It's cracking good value.

For something completely different try Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith and Tony Lee. Please don't scowl!

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