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Sense and Sensibility (version 2)

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,723 Sterne; 56 Bewertungen)

This is a story of the English moneyed class and its eternal struggle for creating “sense and sensibility” in its world. A potential marriage prospect must make “sense” by bringing with it enough assets and income to permit the couple to continue to live in happy, idle leisure, complete with servants and a prestigious address. Provided one can find such a match among the eligible persons of the opposite sex, one then hopes for “sensibility”, or capacity for emotion, so that if love is not immediately to hand, it might come around later. And while these gentlemen and ladies make their hopeful pirouettes in the social eye, they must of course adhere to all the forms of civility.

Jane Austen writes of the family of a gentleman named Dashwood who dies and leaves most of his fortune to his son, with the understanding that he will “look out for” his mother and three sisters. When that son marries a grasping woman who convinces him that his sisters’ funds are suitable to their needs and so require no contributions from his inherited fortune, the sisters are left to play the game of “Sense and Sensibility” in earnest.

But all’s not fair in love. Carefully prepared “attachments” can and do go awry when gentlemen find other young women of greater fortunes than the Dashwood sisters. So, will they marry for love? Or money? Or perhaps, not at all? (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (13 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

11:31

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Chapter 02

13:53

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Chapter 03

10:57

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Chapter 04

13:27

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Chapter 05

7:13

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Chapter 06

8:54

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Chapter 07

8:50

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Chapter 08

8:45

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Chapter 09

12:27

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Chapter 10

14:14

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Chapter 11

10:18

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Chapter 12

11:11

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Chapter 13

14:05

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Chapter 14

10:10

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Chapter 15

17:00

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Chapter 16

14:00

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Chapter 17

11:34

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Chapter 18

10:29

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Chapter 19

19:04

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Chapter 20

15:23

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Chapter 21

19:23

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Chapter 22

19:15

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Chapter 23

16:19

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Chapter 24

14:13

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Chapter 25

12:56

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Chapter 26

16:56

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Chapter 27

16:57

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Chapter 28

9:56

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Chapter 29

26:14

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Chapter 30

20:15

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Chapter 31

25:29

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Chapter 32

16:40

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Chapter 33

19:50

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Chapter 34

18:02

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Chapter 35

15:53

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Chapter 36

20:08

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Chapter 37

28:20

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Chapter 38

19:13

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Chapter 39

13:06

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Chapter 40

16:17

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Chapter 41

17:03

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Chapter 42

12:28

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Chapter 43

24:10

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Chapter 44

37:40

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Chapter 45

15:04

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Chapter 46

20:41

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Chapter 47

16:01

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Chapter 48

9:17

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Chapter 49

27:30

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Chapter 50

17:24

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Bewertungen

Wonderful Book with Phenomenal Reader!

(5 Sterne)

Great classic book read by a top notch reader. Mark Smith used a different voice for each character and has a spot on interpretation of the text. He consistently uses inflection beautifully which adds such depth of understanding and really engages the listener. Well done!

Great read

(3 Sterne)

The story in itself is a little slow in the beginning but as it develops, the story is bound to grab your attention. Mark, on the other hand, sounded funny trying to imitate women and the eccentricities singular to their kind. A good try.

Mr Smith is an amazing reader

(5 Sterne)

Mr Smith did an amazing job reading Jane Austen. perfect tone and inflections. please keep on delighting our ears, Mr Smith

(5 Sterne)

This my third book read by Mr. Mark Smith. He is such a pleasure to listen to.

Sense & Sensibility

(5 Sterne)

I always enjoy Mark Smith's narration. His reading of this classic was excellent.

beautiful

(5 Sterne)

Fantastic reader! Skip the other readers and go straight to this one! Sweet story.

(5 Sterne)

great book read by the best reader on librivox!

Thanks..

(5 Sterne)

Thank you for marvellous reading..