Persuasion (version 4)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1495 reviews)

Several years before the events of the novel, Anne Elliott fell in love with a young and handsome but poor naval officer. She was persuaded by her friends and family to refuse him when he asked her to marry him. Now she meets him again...

(7 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 14:27 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 10:42 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 14:22 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 10:12 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 16:35 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 18:37 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 16:38 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 15:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 14:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 19:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 16:26 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12, Part 1 14:34 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12, Part 2 15:02 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 13:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 14 12:45 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 15 14:27 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 16 13:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 17 18:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 18 19:54 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 19 12:50 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 20 19:04 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 21, Part 1 18:51 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 21, Part 2 18:45 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 22, Part 1 15:51 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 22, Part 2 15:05 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 23, Part 1 14:50 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 23, Part 2 20:38 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 24 8:45 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

Persuasion


(4.5 stars)

I love the compact story of Anne and her romance. Austen uses well chosen words and tells a story of inner life in her masterful style. I enjoy the mix of rounded and unrounded characters. Karen Savage reads it well and gives life to the voices of each person in the story. It is as satisfying as all of Jane Austen’s books with each person being tidily taken care of in the way they most deserve in the end. Ranks right after Pride and Prejudice and Emma in my list of Austen favourites.


(5 stars)

i've just finished this and it's really lovely. i've tried before to read the book, but somehow i couldn't get through it but this recording is what finally got me to finish this novel. Savage is such a nicely paced and dynamic reader. she adds enough twists to each character to make them different and memorable without being overbearing, i really enjoyed this reading, so thank you for doing it. (my original review from a few months ago: only just started, but it's really good so far, nicely read, and well paced.)

Fantastic reader, boring material


(2 stars)

I love Karen Savage’s voice and reading ability. I have listened to many of her audiobooks and always found them quality recordings that are easy to follow. However, Persuasion is one of the least engaging books I have listened to in a long while. I simply could not get in to it and stay with the story. Sorry Jane Austen, but this wasn’t your best.

Great although not as good as Pride and Prejudice


(5 stars)

quite a good book an okay story but Pride and Prejudice or North hanger alley or Emma are better contrived because they have more storyline and more activity and so forth and this is a lot of thought-provoking prose mixed with some storyline that is rather slow to evolve

Very Enjoyable


(5 stars)

I am a big fan of Jane Austen. so obviously I enjoyed the story. But I especially enjoy this reader. She is my favorite reader so far on this site. I like the different voices she uses for the characters. They distinguish the characters without being overdone.

A Favourite!


(5 stars)

Every 4-5 years I reread or listen to Jane Austens books. This version by Karen Savage is my goto when listening. New generation of family members, interested in JA books, have been introduced to this librovox version and have all enjoyed KS narration of this story.

Loved It


(5 stars)

What a wonderful story Persuasion is! My favorite Jane Austen book! I had to listen to it again after participating in the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville this year. The festival was "200 years of piercing souls". Karen Savage is in my top 4 readers.

Great book, great reading


(5 stars)

I love Jane Austen and her books and I have to read or let them.be read to me frequently. Karen Savage has a really nice way of doing so. She has a gentle voice and reads with a lot of heart.