Persuasion (version 6 dramatic reading)


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(4.6 stars; 60 reviews)

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19 year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement. Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman except for Anne Elliot. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast List
Narrator: Bob Neufeld
Sir Walter Elliot: Algy Pug
Lady Russell: Libby Gohn
Mr. Shepherd / Mr. Musgrove: ToddHW
Mrs. Clay: Michele Eaton
Sir Basil: Richard Friday
Anne Elliot: Elizabeth Barr
Mary Musgrove: Amanda Friday
Elizabeth Elliot: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Mrs. Musgrove: Maria Kasper
Charles Musgrove: Jason Mills
Henrietta Musgrove: TriciaG
Louisa Musgrove: Charlotte Duckett
Captain Frederick Wentworth: Max Körlinge
Mrs. Croft: Frances Brown
Admiral Croft: Larry Wilson
Charles Hayter: Bill Mosley
Innkeeper / Sir William Elliot: Beth Thomas
Waiter / First Lady: Elizabeth Klett
Captain Harville: mb
Mrs. Harville: WoollyBee
Lady Dalrymple: Katalina Watt
Mrs. Smith: Loveday
Second Lady: Kristin Gjerløw
Third Lady: Maryanka

Edited by Michele Eaton

(8 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Cast and Chapter 1 19:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 12:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 17:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 12:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 18:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 21:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 19:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 19:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 16:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 22:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 17:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 32:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 16:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 14:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 17:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 15:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 22:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 24:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 14:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 21:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 41:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 33:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 40:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 10:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Persuasion (dramatic reading)

(5 stars)

I loved this novel, and the dramatic reading of it. This was my first dramatic reading version, and it was very well done. I was easily able to relax and enter into the story, the readers said their lines splendidly. I can't believe I waited so long to read Persuasion, I have loved Jane Austen's other books. This was a great story, I love second chances in life.

Many voices

(3 stars)

This is my favorite Austen novel but not my favorite recording for it. If all the players could have been recorded with the same sound quality I would have been more satisfied. Having said that I still finished it and enjoyed it. It's a nice change from one reader. Still only 3 stars because of sound quality.

Wonderful Reading especially the narator. He was wonderful.

(5 stars)

Beautiful!

(5 stars)

All the readers did an excellent job, especially Captain Wentworth and Anne. It's a wonderful story and really gains from the dramatic reading.

A Cinderalla Jane Austen Classic!

(5 stars)

Charming audio! Excellent readers for each character and narrator! A must read for every young person! For every lady to know her role as a daughter in her Father's house until marriage and for every man to know our expectations of a gentleman!😉😂

Henrietta reader.. RUINS those chapters

(3 stars)

Pretty good reading....except the reader for Henrietta....uggghh....just so awful. Can't believe anyone that hears this doesn't notice. otherwise very decent reading. Trying not to let one bad apple spoil the bunch...but.....