Persuasion (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.8 stars; 217 reviews)

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied with Anne's choice, feeling he was not distinguished enough for their family, and her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuaded her to break off the match. Now 27 and considered a spinster, Anne re-encounters her former fiance, now a captain, as he courts her spirited young neighbour, Louisa Musgrove. The self-interested machinations of Anne's older sister Elizabeth, of Elizabeth's friend Mrs. Clay, and of Anne's father's heir, William Elliot, constitute an important subplot. (Summary from Wikipedia).

(7 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 16:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 02 11:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 03 17:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 04 11:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 05 19:12 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 06 20:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 07 18:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 08 18:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 09 16:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 21:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 17:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 30:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 15:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 14:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 16:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 14:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 20:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 22:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 13:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 20:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 38:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 31:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 37:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 8:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Excellent reading of my favorite Austen novel

(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett delivers another outstanding performance and brings this exquisite novel to life. Between Karen Savage and Elizabeth Klett, Librivox has two of the best Austen readers in the English speaking world!

hard to get in to, but good

(3 stars)

the book is slow starting, everyday i was thinking that i would give it up and choose another book. i got all the way to chapter 12 before it got my interest! but from chapter 12 on it moved faster and with more interesting events, but then the end happened and its like the writer just tied things up in one paragraph and stopped writing?? yes its a satisfying ending, but lacks detail and story. not one of the authors best works, but it is okay to listen to.

Wonderful!

(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett has done an amazing job with bringing this story to live. She gives great voice and fluidity to Austen's characters; this is so wonderfully enjoyable! ! A great story deserves a great reader!

Perfect

(5 stars)

As I began listening, I thought, "Oh no, Jane Austen read by an American?" But Elizabeth Klett's reading is perfect. Beside her flawless accent and enunciation, her characterization is the best I've heard in any recording. She does not try to come off as a woman of amazingly varied voices, but reads each character simply and convincingly. One has no trouble recognizing characters of the opposite sex, for instance, even though she does not try to alter her voice.

Highest quality reading

(5 stars)

Wow! A professional quality reading of this wonderful novel that kept me company on a long drive down the M6. The reader, Elizabeth Klett, enunciates beautifully and her English accents are just about perfect. Sound quality is also outstanding. One of the best VibriVox recordings to date. (TheBookworm, Manchester, UK)

Wonderful reading, Elisabeth Klett is the best!

(5 stars)

I recommend listening to this version of Persuasion to every Jane Austen fan, and everyone in general, really. Elisabeth Klett is a fantastic reader and she makes the characters of every story come to life.

(5 stars)

love this book! one of my favorite Jane Austen books. I enjoy Elizabeth Klett's reading. she gives so much distinction to character's voices without too much effort. I would only listen to a Jane Austen book read by her or Karen Savage

Amazing oration

(4 stars)

I'm not a huge fan of Austen, but I do like the romance of this story. I'm irritated by the lack of dialogue at the climactic point towards the end, but I'm glad the story ended as it did. The oration was amazing. I don't know that I'd ever want to listen to any other reader of British lit than Elizabeth Klett.