Sense and Sensibility (version 5 dramatic reading)


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(4.1 stars; 216 reviews)

The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and love. In this dramatic reading, Librivox volunteers lend their voices to bring Jane Austen's classic story to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)

Cast:
Narrator: Bev J. Stevens
Fanny Dashwood: Availle
John Dashwood: Noel Badrian
Elinor Dashwood: Beth Thomas
Marianne Dashwood: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Dashwood: TriciaG
Edward Ferrars: Ernst Pattynama
Sir John Middleton: Ric F
Mr. Willoughby: Max Körlinge
Colonel Brandon: Bob Neufeld
Margaret Dashwood: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Mrs. Jennings: Katalina Watt
Lady Middleton: Carol Box
Mrs. Palmer: Elizabeth Barr
Mr. Palmer: Algy Pug
Lucy Steele: Elizabeth Klett
Anne Steele: Lucy Perry
Servant/Thomas: ToddHW
Mrs. Ferrars: Michelle Remington
Robert Ferrars: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

(13 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 12:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 02 12:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 03 10:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 04 12:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 05 7:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 06 8:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 07 8:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 08 8:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 09 12:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 14:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 10:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 11:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 13:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 9:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 16:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 13:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 10:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 10:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 19:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 14:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 19:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 18:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 16:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 12:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 12:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 17:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 17:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 10:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 24:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 18:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 27:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 17:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 19:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 18:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 35 15:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 36 20:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 37 27:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 38 17:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 39 13:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 40 15:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 41 17:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 42 12:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 43 23:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 44 34:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 45 14:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 46 19:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 47 14:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 48 9:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 49 27:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 50 18:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

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(2 stars)

I wanted to give the group a chance but it is difficult when not only do some sound like they are always asking a question when they are making a statement but others that don't check the pronunciation of words. I almost got through the idea of how Mrs. Dashwood was being read when I realized the narrator was having issues as well. A piano forte is NOT a piano fort, as an example. Most of the readers are fine but when the narrator didn't do research on how some words are pronounced and has such a large share of reading... In 6 chapters it was too much to ignore. I'm sorry to be like the other reviews but it becomes too distracting for enjoyment.

(4 stars)

Nice story, almost nice reading. As some people already mentioned, the mom's role is read with all wrong intonation. Sounds a bit like robot confusing all puntuation of sentences, ut if you can push your ears through that, then it is very nice recording of the book.

Very well read and enjoyed the story

(5 stars)

All the readers did a great job. Everyone was understandable and read well. Only the reader of Mrs Dashwood was annoying to listen to... I have heard her read before and she always reads with too much inflection at the end of every sentence. It is really distracting and only is fitting every twenty sentences or so. Other than that, I enjoyed the story a lot. Jane Austin's books are quite similar, but she does a good job creating new characters making us have strong connections to them

(3.5 stars)

Very much enjoyed this. Kudos to the fine volunteer readers EXCEPT for the over trying, fakey voice of Mrs Dashwood. This reader made me cringe every time she read her lines, and so less than 5 stars given. Thanks all for your efforts though!

nice cast, good story, rushed ending

(4 stars)

the readers did a fine job. as always some readers or audio quality is better than others, but overall i enjoyed the reading. its a wonderful story, mostly a book ladies would enjoy... but a young man could learn a lesson or two by reading it. i just didn't like how the writer rushed at the end to tie things up in a matter of a few paragraphs. the story would of benefited from a detailed less rushed ending.

(4.5 stars)

Loved the dramatic reading! A couple of the readers voices did not match the characters, the reader for Mrs Dashwood should read in a more conversational manner. Despite that, it is still a wonderful book to listen to!

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed the story and the dramatic reading version. However the person who reads Mrs Dash wood needs to listen to herself. She has an annoying habit of raising her voice at the end of each sentence. Regardless of that, I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

(0.5 stars)

I'm saddened that the mother's voice completely ruined this book for me. :( The up and down obnoxious tone of her voice at all the wrong times just grinded against my spirit and ears. I had to stop the book. :( Otherwise it might have been amazing. The person who reads Mrs. Dashwood Ruined this possibly great book.