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Mansfield Park (dramatic reading)

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(4,505 Sterne; 207 Bewertungen)

Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's 1814 novel focusing on Fanny Price, the daughter of a poor Portsmouth family, who is taken to live with her aunt and uncle Bertram's family on their estate at the age of ten. Surrounded by her wealthy and privileged cousins, and continually reminded of her lower status by her bullying Aunt Norris, Fanny grows up timid and shy, but with a strong sense of ethics, partly instilled by her kindly cousin Edmund. Fanny's gratitude and friendship for Edmund gradually grow into love, but the introduction of Mary and Henry Crawford, a captivating sister and brother, into the neighborhood of Mansfield Park, confuses and complicates the affections of the Bertram household. In this recording, LibriVox volunteers lend their voices to the colorful cast of characters in Austen's classic novel. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:
Narrator/Mary Crawford: Elizabeth Klett
Mrs. Norris: Beth Thomas
Lady Bertram: hazelra
Sir Thomas Bertram: Bruce Pirie
Edmund Bertram: mb
Fanny Price: Arielle Lipshaw
Julia Bertram: Elizabeth Barr
Maria Bertram: Tina Danh
Mrs. Grant: Malane
Henry Crawford: Peter Bishop
Tom Bertram: Marty Kris
Mr. Rushworth: Algy Pug
Dr. Grant: Ernst Pattynama
Coachman/Baddeley/Mr. Price/Sam: Marty Kris
Mrs. Rushworth: Philippa
John Yates: Max Korlinge
William Price: Brett W. Downey
Rebecca: Diana Majlinger
Mrs. Price: Janet248
Susan Price: Susanna

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett (15 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae

1:45

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Chapter 1

16:56

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Chapter 2

21:06

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Chapter 3

20:28

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Chapter 4

19:32

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Chapter 5

17:22

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Chapter 6

21:14

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Chapter 7

23:16

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Chapter 8

15:50

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Chapter 9

25:33

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Chapter 10

18:15

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Chapter 11

13:54

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Chapter 12

12:40

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Chapter 13

18:12

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Chapter 14

15:39

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Chapter 15

22:43

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Chapter 16

14:48

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Chapter 17

11:26

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Chapter 18

17:00

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Chapter 19

24:00

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Chapter 20

15:36

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Chapter 21

17:34

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Chapter 22

23:37

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Chapter 23

22:30

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Chapter 24

18:15

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Chapter 25

27:02

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Chaper 26

17:17

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Chapter 27

21:53

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Chapter 28

17:56

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Chapter 29

17:48

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Chapter 30

14:28

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Chapter 31

20:17

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Chapter 32

30:07

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Chapter 33

17:13

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Chapter 34

22:31

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Chapter 35

22:20

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Chapter 36

20:09

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Chapter 37

17:18

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Chapter 38

27:12

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Chapter 39

9:59

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Chapter 40

13:34

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Chapter 41

16:18

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Chapter 42

12:08

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Chapter 43

10:25

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Chapter 44

19:31

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Chapter 45

15:35

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Chapter 46

21:09

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Chapter 47

26:11

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Chapter 48

26:28

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Bewertungen

Wonderful Literature

(5 Sterne)

This is the first book by Jane Austen that I have ever heard. I quite enjoyed it. It’s a classic story of love, and stresses good morels.

My second listen

(5 Sterne)

I enjoyed this so much, I came back and listened again! The actors really make the dense 19th century language come alive.

fantastic rendering

(5 Sterne)

Many thanks to all of the readers who contributed to this. For those who dislike the two main characters, I have this to say: by the end of the novel, it is obvious that the author disagrees with you regarding the value of the Crawfords. She sides very strongly with Fanny and Edmund and reprobates in the strongest terms of her time, the decisions and character of the Crawfords. This is a story about the contrast between the values and manners of the city and the countryside. The city does not fair well in the telling.

Great Recording, Dull Book

(3 Sterne)

The various readers' performances were very nicely done. The book itself can be rather boring. Fanny's and Edmund's hypocrisy and judgemental views on everyone surrounding them make them extremely less likeable than I assume Austen wanted them to be. They are written to be protagonists and sweet but really just come off as obnoxious. The Crawfords, on the other hand, are meant to be villains, but in reality are normal people and vastly more interesting than the lead characters.

(3 Sterne)

There were times that I strongly identified with Fanny, but overall she wasn't a very pleasant heroine. I actually found the Crawfords the most interesting characters in the novel, and I looked forward to their epilogue the most. Not my favorite Austen, definitely. Great recording, though! Fanny and Mary's voice actors were especially great, and although I was thrown off by the mix of American and British accents, everyone did really well!

ljbrookens

(1 Sterne)

This book gives me a more favorable view in the French Revolution - it would be a mercy to sweep away these pointless lives with their sanctimonious, but Godless, morality. They all need to get real jobs in the real world. I absolutely love Pride And Prejudice, but I absolutely hate Mansfield Park.

Incredible

(5 Sterne)

It brought laughs from my mouth and tears to my eyes, I even clenched my teeth a few times when I was angry at what people did. Awesome readers, I could hear every voice clearly and the narrator was amazing. 😃👍😄👌👏

well done, but boring novel.

(5 Sterne)

Elizabeth Klett is wonderful and the other voice actors did well. This is just a very dull Jane Austen novel. The characters were very hard to like: being rather pathetic or distasteful.