Sense and Sensibility (version 4)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 514 reviews)

When Mr Henry Dashwood dies, with his estate entailed to his son and grandson, his wife and three daughters are left in reduced circumstances. In their new home at Barton Cottage, the two older sisters, Elinor and Marianne, experience both romance and heartache. Will they find true love? (Introduction by Karen Savage)

(11 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 9:21 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 10:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 8:46 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 10:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 5:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 7:24 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 7:29 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 6:56 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 10:00 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 11:42 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 8:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12 9:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 11:16 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 14 8:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 15 14:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 16 11:28 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 17 9:08 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 18 8:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 19 15:27 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 20 11:53 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 21 16:10 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 22 15:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 23 13:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 24 11:21 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 25 10:17 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 26 13:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 27 14:40 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 28 8:35 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 29 21:33 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 30 16:41 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 31 21:48 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 32 14:02 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 33 16:12 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 34 15:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 35 12:54 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 36 16:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 37 22:36 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 38 15:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 39 10:54 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 40 13:46 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 41 13:30 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 42 10:19 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 43 20:10 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 44 30:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 45 12:43 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 46 16:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 47 13:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 48 7:33 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 49 23:08 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 50 14:56 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

My favorite reader

(5 stars)

I was cast in the stage version of Sense & Sensibility. I wanted to read the book but had no time. Playing Karen Savage's reading while driving to rehearsal was perfect. She's a wonderful reader and great voice actress. This reading made me a fan! Her Pride & Prejudice is lovely as well.

A Native Accent Makes All the Difference

(5 stars)

I don't mean to be prejudiced against American narrators of British literature, but it always makes it seem so much more authentic to hear the story told in its native accent. The performance gave much to the story. The characters seemed to come alive in my mind and I was better able to imagine the scenes and appearances with greater detail than if I read the story to myself or listened to an American reader.

Excellent!

(5 stars)

This is such a great story! I grew up watching the Emma Thompson film version of Sense and Sensibility, and as I listened to this recording, I was amazed by how much of a difference there was between the book and the film! This is for sure an amazing creation of Jane Austen's, and the recording is SO WELL DONE, that it was hard to stop listening. I actually finished it in a ridiculously short amount of time, just because I simply couldn't stop. one of my favorites for sure!

Enjoyed Every Minute!

(5 stars)

Karen Savage has such a lovely voice, I enjoyed listening to every minute. I hope she reads all the Jane Austen books because I just could never find myself having time to sit and read. I love listening to the book on my commutes.

Excellent book, superb narration!!

(5 stars)

I've not always been a strong reader, and I've often avoided fiction in particular. But upon the urging of someone to read some Austen, I first did what I am usually want to do...I watched the movie first (the 1995 Ang Lee/Emma Thompson version.) But, after listening to this book, and the marvelous narration by Ms. Savage, I am now among the many who proclaim, "oh, but the book is SO much better!" But I will go much farther and suggest that, in addition to the book's vast superiority, the movie robs the viewer of the necessary details that Austen provides to each character and each relationship. I now believe the movie to be deceiving on many counts based on the details given in the book. I'm now hooked on Austen, and believe that she offers our modern society a needed lesson in civility and...sensibility. It is chiefly on this point that, in my opinion, the movie fails miserably.

Great book, excellent reader.

(5 stars)

The book by Jane Austen is delightful- full of wit and irony, and also a fascinating window into life and culture in early 19th century England. Karen Savage is a fantastic reader- I cannot imagine a better reader for Austen's works. She is very expressive, clear, and of course the British accent is perfect. High quality recording as well.

Good read

(3 stars)

The story is a bit slow in the beginning but as the plot develops, it is sure to grab your attention for good. Karen's narration in the Native accent makes the recording very authentic and sets the mood. But her reading is a bit too fast at times. The dialogues lose their charm as they are hurriedly expressed.

The Best Reader!

(5 stars)

I first heard Karen Savage's voice whilst listening to The Railway Children, and since then, I have only listened to books recorded by her. I am an impatient reader, always wanting to skip the "slow" parts, hence the fact that I usually come away with a shallow understanding of the book I have read. Listening to Sense and Sensibility was much more enriching for me than if I would have read it. I am also monstrous fond of Pride and Prejudice by Karen Savage.