Persuasion


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 88 reviews)

Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is growing content with her uneventful lifestyle, a long-lost flame re-enters the picture -- now as the beau of her significantly younger cousin. Anne is now faced with a choice: will she watch Captain Wentworth settle into life with another woman, or will she strive to win back his love and escape her family? (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri)

(8 hr 30 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 17:19 Read by Tina Tilney
Chapter 2 12:03 Read by Tina Tilney
Chapter 3 18:19 Read by Tina Tilney
Chapter 4 13:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 5 18:12 Read by Tina Tilney
Chapter 6 22:00 Read by Tina Tilney
Chapter 7 22:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 8 16:02 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 9 17:40 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 10 22:14 Read by Michelle Crandall
Chapter 11 18:57 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 12 29:11 Read by Missie
Chapter 13 17:10 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 14 14:09 Read by Michelle Crandall
Chapter 15 18:06 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 16 12:36 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 17 25:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 18 23:08 Read by Michelle Crandall
Chapter 19 14:53 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 20 24:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 21 41:33 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 22 38:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 23 41:24 Read by Julia Claussen
Chapter 24 11:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

(4 stars)

Nice story, glad to see at least one of Austen's books has a character leads over the age of 20 !

loved it

(5 stars)

This was awesome. It was my first read (is that what it's called?) and it really got me into LibriVox YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!!!!!!

(4 stars)

Would give five stars if I had been able to hear all readers well. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed the variety of reading styles as much as I did. Thank you all.

Christina

(5 stars)

Always a favorite of mine! Having different readers was not to hard to listen too.

Inticed

(3.5 stars)

I find this story to be one of my favorite Jane Austen books. It is captivating in many areas of the story. This story also could have been written for the 21st century. For people never change no matter what year or century you live in.

Some good, some bad

(4 stars)

The narration by Tina are wonderful, but Ms. Savage speaks far too fast!

not the best version

(3 stars)

the novel is excellent. I prefer the readings by Karen Savage and Elizabeth Klett.

(5 stars)

I have always loved this story and will continue so until my dying day.