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Sense and Sensibility (version 5 dramatic reading)

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(4,3 Sterne; 215 Bewertungen)

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

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Chapter 02

12:21

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Chapter 03

10:54

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Chapter 04

12:26

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Chapter 05

7:13

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Chapter 06

8:57

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Chapter 07

8:58

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Chapter 08

8:12

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Chapter 09

12:39

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Chapter 10

14:17

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Chapter 11

10:23

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Chapter 12

11:08

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Chapter 13

13:16

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Chapter 14

9:33

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Chapter 15

16:03

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Chapter 16

13:50

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Chapter 17

10:29

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Chapter 18

10:41

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Chapter 19

19:43

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Chapter 20

14:34

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Chapter 21

19:10

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Chapter 22

18:18

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Chapter 23

16:22

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Chapter 24

12:26

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Chapter 25

12:32

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Chapter 26

17:02

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Chapter 27

17:18

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Chapter 28

10:06

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Chapter 29

24:14

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Chapter 30

18:05

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Chapter 31

27:51

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Chapter 32

17:03

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Chapter 33

19:57

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Chapter 34

18:24

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Chapter 35

15:05

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Chapter 36

20:26

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Chapter 37

27:17

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Chapter 38

17:45

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Chapter 39

13:38

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Chapter 40

15:13

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Chapter 41

17:27

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Chapter 42

12:13

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Chapter 43

23:42

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Chapter 44

34:26

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Chapter 45

14:22

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Chapter 46

19:07

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Chapter 47

14:50

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Chapter 48

9:18

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Chapter 49

27:22

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Chapter 50

18:02

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Bewertungen

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(2 Sterne)

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.

(3,5 Sterne)

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!

(2 Sterne)

Ugh, the voice and reading of Mrs Dashwood is awful. Try the version read by Karen Savage. She does so much better and really captures the feeling of the characters.

Very well read and enjoyed the story

(5 Sterne)

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

(5 Sterne)

I know a lot of people disliked some readings (Mrs. Dashwood) but I thought it was kind of funny and it did not prevent me from understanding the emotions she was trying to convey. My only problem is that C. Brandon is supposed to be 35 but sounds like he was narrated by a 55 year old. Same goes for Edward, a younger voice would have suites him better. All that aside I thought it was very well done and a highly enjoyable dramatic reading

nice cast, good story, rushed ending

(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

This up and down sentimental high-road coaster of a Jane Austin novel is consistent with the qualities of her other works. Reduction in grade is for the poor reading of a few of the dramatists, but primarily the reading of Mrs Dashwood(mother of the primary characters) which lacked a great deal.

(4 Sterne)

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.