Mansfield Park (version 2)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 771 reviews)

Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, "married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice." Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help with her over-large family. Sir Thomas provides assistance in helping his nephews into lines of work suitable to their education, and takes his eldest niece, Fanny Price, then ten years old, into his home to raise with his own children. It is Fanny's story we follow in Mansfield Park. (Summary by Karen Savage with text from Mansfield Park)

(14 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 16:24 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 19:35 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 19:03 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 18:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 14:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 19:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 21:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 14:46 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 24:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 17:05 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 13:26 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12 11:53 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 16:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 14 14:51 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 15 20:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 16 13:48 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 17 10:53 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 18 17:19 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 19 23:05 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 20 16:30 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 21 16:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 22 22:04 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 23 21:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 24 17:15 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 25 25:07 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 26 16:41 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 27 21:03 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 28 17:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 29 16:10 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 30 12:55 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 31 19:36 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 32 27:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 33 16:04 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 34 21:37 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 35 20:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 36 19:33 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 37 17:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 38 25:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 39 9:33 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 40 12:47 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 41 15:50 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 42 11:38 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 43 10:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 44 18:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 45 16:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 46 20:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 47 25:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 48 26:33 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

all around fantastic

(5 stars)

great job by Karen Savage (as always). I was a bit hesitant about starting this book after hearing reports that it is a bit slow. I loved it from the beginning but the ending I had so looked forward to was rushed and so few details given that I was really disappointed in that part.

Mansfield Park

(5 stars)

Karen savage is an incredible reader. Her diction, tone, ability to create a different and distinguishable voice for each character brings the book alive. I am following all her readings. Of course Jane Austen’s novels of bygone manners are refreshing in this age of coarseness. Even in their civility they can express the range of human foibles.

one of my favorite readers

(4 stars)

2018 - It's different from the movie. In my opinion, better since it has more details. I still wish Henry could have won but he just could not grow up and be a MAN. Fannie deserved to have one, not raise one......I love books where everyone gets what they deserve. Hope Karen comes back to read

great reader

(4 stars)

Have listened to this version twice and read almost all of Austen at least once. Excellent reading. Karen Savage is a legend!! I have listened to everything on librivox that she's read. After my second listening I wasn't too charmed by the story, however. A lot more emphasis on the ideas at the time of how a proper woman should be, so it is less relatable than Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility even. But if you're an Austen fan you will still enjoy.

Mansfield Park -- I'd like to visit

(4.5 stars)

This less popular work of Jane Austen features a heroine who is more shy and less courageous than any others Austen has conceived , and there is no character who brings a comic relief to the proceedings . But yet again every character receives just what is deserved in the end and even when you know how it's all going to turn out from multiple readings, the plot and character descriptions are rich enough to keep your interest. . Reader Karen Strange gives every character a voice and attitude which perfectly fits my vision -- or did she actually form my vision of each character? It doesn't matter. I would listen to Ms Strange read a grocery list. I recommend this reading and this novel to any Austen fan and to people looking for a pleasant and quietly romantic historical experience .

48 chapters of good winning along with the bad.

(4 stars)

Not only is this novel a good "look see" at Victorian life it breaks downs the 7 deadly sins within the characters. Besides there is or has been as fine a reading performer as Karen Savage here on Librovox. I think Karen could take a mediocre book and make it interesting. I hope she has expanded her horizons and is being paid in the audio book world.

lovely tale, but glad times have changed

(4 stars)

karen savage is a wonderful reader when it comes to voicing characters and giving proper emphasis to words. however there are times when her reading is rushed, quick paced, she knows the section of reading contains no serious information to the major story line and rushes through it while still keeping characters straight and such. its in those sections that i find myself rewinding several times to gather all the details in my mind. the story itself is very nice. classic 1800s upper class tale, which makes me glad times have changed & 1st cousins dont get into relationships anymore (in such approved light at least lol). if you like 1800s upper class romances then you will enjoy this book.

Great book!

(5 stars)

well even though I was not a big fan of the heroine, and more of a fan of the antagonist, Mary Crawford, I found the book to be very enjoyable. I knew how it was going to turn out but I always hoped it might go contrary to my beliefs it didn't. Still her writing is always a treasure and her turn of phrase is so fun to listen to. I really love this particular reader. I have heard her read several of Jane Austen's books and she does a really good job.