Persuasion (version 3)


Read by Moira Fogarty

(4.8 stars; 43 reviews)

"All the privilege I claim for my own sex ... is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone." In persuasion, her last novel, Austen explores the theme of postponed but enduring love, delayed by class boundaries and excessive pride. Anne Elliot, the story's aged (27 year old) heroine, suffers from a decision that was forced upon her several years ago—to break off a relationship with Capn. Frederick Wentworth, the man she deeply loved. As Austen examines the causes and consequences of this action, she sketches for us the social complexities of being part of the upper-middle-class in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century. (Summary by Moira Fogarty)

(8 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 16:32 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 02 11:58 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 03 16:57 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 04 12:15 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 05 19:49 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 06 21:50 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 07 21:21 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 08 21:24 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 09 18:02 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 10 25:10 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 11 18:59 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 12 32:35 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 13 16:33 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 14 15:09 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 15 17:15 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 16 15:23 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 17 21:52 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 18 23:36 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 19 14:20 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 20 21:46 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 21 41:14 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 22 34:33 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 23 39:44 Read by Moira Fogarty
Chapter 24 9:51 Read by Moira Fogarty

Reviews

great reader and a great book!!!

(5 stars)

wonderfully read!!! (also thank you for not using the silly fake British accent so many librivox readers use!)

great reader and a great book!!!

(5 stars)

wonderfully read!!! (also thank you for not using the silly fake British accent so many librivox readers use!)

Superbly Read

(3.5 stars)

A more beautifully read version of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" can not be found elsewhere, I am sure. Ms. Fogarty's calm voice and clarity of speech combine to personify Anne Elliot's character--placid and full of depth. There is very little background noise, besides a slight rustle of a page and a police car which sounds toward the end of one of the chapters. I highly recommend Ms. Fogarty's reading, it is a sure enjoyment at any time whatsoever.

Great job, very pleasant to listen to.

(5 stars)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this book. I'm listening through all the versions of Persuasion and you did an excellent job.

love the reading, beautiful!

(5 stars)

I have listened to the reading for maybe 4 or 5 times, simply because it's perfect and enjoyable.

Beautiful indeed

(5 stars)

I have not much to add to what has been said here already: Moira Fogarty reads the book so beautifully; subtle and distinct at the same time. I loved it. It is also my favourite of Austen's work.

Mesmerizing

(5 stars)

Moira Fogarty makes her characters come alive. At times I thought it was Miss Elliot herself reading her story to me!

Wonderful Reading

(5 stars)

Ms. Fogarty's reading is a listening delight! Perfect, clear excellently enunciated and recorded! Really shines in narative text between dialog portions, which is difficult for many audio readers to accomplish. A great gift to her listeners!