Sense and Sensibility (version 2)


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.7 stars; 33 reviews)

This is a story of the English moneyed class and its eternal struggle for creating “sense and sensibility” in its world. A potential marriage prospect must make “sense” by bringing with it enough assets and income to permit the couple to continue to live in happy, idle leisure, complete with servants and a prestigious address. Provided one can find such a match among the eligible persons of the opposite sex, one then hopes for “sensibility”, or capacity for emotion, so that if love is not immediately to hand, it might come around later. And while these gentlemen and ladies make their hopeful pirouettes in the social eye, they must of course adhere to all the forms of civility.

Jane Austen writes of the family of a gentleman named Dashwood who dies and leaves most of his fortune to his son, with the understanding that he will “look out for” his mother and three sisters. When that son marries a grasping woman who convinces him that his sisters’ funds are suitable to their needs and so require no contributions from his inherited fortune, the sisters are left to play the game of “Sense and Sensibility” in earnest.

But all’s not fair in love. Carefully prepared “attachments” can and do go awry when gentlemen find other young women of greater fortunes than the Dashwood sisters. So, will they marry for love? Or money? Or perhaps, not at all? (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (13 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 11:31 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 02 13:53 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 03 10:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 04 13:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 05 7:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 06 8:54 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 07 8:50 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 08 8:45 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 09 12:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 10 14:14 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 11 10:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 12 11:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 13 14:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 14 10:10 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 15 17:00 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 16 14:00 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 17 11:34 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 18 10:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 19 19:04 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 20 15:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 21 19:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 22 19:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 23 16:19 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 24 14:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 25 12:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 26 16:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 27 16:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 28 9:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 29 26:14 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 30 20:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 31 25:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 32 16:40 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 33 19:50 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 34 18:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 35 15:53 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 36 20:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 37 28:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 38 19:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 39 13:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 40 16:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 41 17:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 42 12:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 43 24:10 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 44 37:40 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 45 15:04 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 46 20:41 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 47 16:01 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 48 9:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 49 27:30 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 50 17:24 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

Great read

(3 stars)

The story in itself is a little slow in the beginning but as it develops, the story is bound to grab your attention. Mark, on the other hand, sounded funny trying to imitate women and the eccentricities singular to their kind. A good try.

Mr Smith is an amazing reader

(5 stars)

Mr Smith did an amazing job reading Jane Austen. perfect tone and inflections. please keep on delighting our ears, Mr Smith

Wonderful Book with Phenomenal Reader!

(5 stars)

Great classic book read by a top notch reader. Mark Smith used a different voice for each character and has a spot on interpretation of the text. He consistently uses inflection beautifully which adds such depth of understanding and really engages the listener. Well done!