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The Jane Austen Collection: "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey", ... (Unabridged) (CSA Word Recording) [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Jane Austen , Joanna Lumley , Belinda Lang , Anna Massey
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Book Description

13 July 2009 CSA Word Recording
"Pride and Prejudice": an elegant tableau revolving around the five Bennett daughters, including clever, strong-spirited Elizabeth. Austen's masterpiece is a study of love, loss and snobbery. "Sense and Sensibility": the engaging story of sisters Elinor and Marianne, whose lives are turned upside down when they are left almost penniless following the death of their father. Two men with whom the sisters form attachments present more unforeseen challenges along the way. "Emma": Emma is an exquisitely crafted social portrait of late Eighteenth-century society, widely considered to be Austen's most literarily accomplished work. Emma Woodhouse, self-appointed meddling matchmaker, stands to lose out on love herself if she isn't careful. "Persuasion": in part autobiographical, Persuasion has a quieter sense of humour, and takes a more serious tone, than some of Austen's other novels. Anne Elliot is revisited by her ex-fiancee, coinciding with a downturn in her family's fortunes, and has some choices to make. "Northanger Abbey": young and susceptible, Catherine Morland expects dark secrets and many dangers to be lurking in the hidden recesses of Northanger Abbey. In fact, the real obstacles lying in her path are more mundane but just as serious as her imagined horrors. The collection also includes 2 Bonus CDs including "The Watsons", an early Austen short story, and a collection of letters. Titles read by highly-acclaimed British actresses including Anna Massey, Harriet Walter and Joanna Lumley.

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  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: CSA WORD; Abridged edition edition (13 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906147450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906147457
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 13.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Three of Jane Austen's outstanding and hugely enjoyable novels, superbly read by three acclaimed actresses - Juliet Stevenson, Kate Winslet and Sophie Thompson. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist famed for her satirical social commentary and romantic fiction.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only a snippet of the real thing 19 Feb 2012
By Dawn
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I would give this a 2 1/2 not a three star recommend. If you would like to get an idea of audio books then this is a good start. However, I don't think it is made clear enough that these are all ABRIDGED versions, so you only get a wee taste of the books and in my opinion far too much is missed out to make a fair understanding of these beautifully written classics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MORTIFIED 18 Jan 2014
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I bought this collection together with the Bronte collection offered by the same company because I am studying this literature on a University course. I say this to compound my absolute total despair! The c.d's are WONDERFUL ! beautifully read, I absolutely love them. BUT and it's a big but....... I have had to return this collection TWICE now...... asked for replacement which came fine, the first one of the c'd's "slipped" would not play properly THIS box the second Pride and Prejudice c.d. is NOT P & P AT ALL but the second of Sense and Sensibility. I am currently awaiting my THIRD copy of the Bronte selection by this company, hoping against hope I can get ONE correct........if not that will go back again and I will just give up. I am very very upset about this because they are all I wanted, lovely versions of ALL books and as I have said beautifully read. I do have to add they have been edited and are not exactly true to text per se, but any edition be it c.d dvd or film always alters which is infuriating yes. Nevertheless they would have been most useful to me...There must be some horrendous defect in the manufacture of these items and I'm afraid to say I cannot possibly recommend them....... don't buy!
Since writing this review I have found no comparable recordings so am further distressed, what a shame.

Two months later and after a third attempt a very kind lady has contacted me from the company offering me the full set when a new batch has been produced. There clearly was a fault on the batch experienced by other customers. On this premise I would recommend the product to any Jane Austin fans and am very grateful for this follow up..........much appreciated
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh!! That's mean 20 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This struck me as quite an immoral trick. I bought this collection mostly because of the 'free audiobook' links. But the links are for Project Gutenberg, a collection of works read by volunteers. It is a website with absolutely no affiliation to Amazon or any professional publisher and whilst it is a lovely idea, they are read by ordinary readers with WILDLY differing levels of ability.

Since this work is all pre-copyright, I could actually have downloaded it for kindle free online (from many sites including ironically, Project Gutenberg) I know it's just a few pounds but i can't help feeling a little cheated.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Kaf88
Format:Audio CD
I ordered this collection based on the picture I saw that said the books are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. These are the 3 audio books I got.
The description is obviously wrong, which is a shame as it puts people off ordering a great set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the Austen fan 1 Mar 2013
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Gave this to my sister for her birthday, she's partially blind so it has been a great joy to her to be able to catch up with her all time favourite books
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A peaceful change when one is read to!!! 31 Oct 2012
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Was not sure I'd enjoy these, but am very impressed by the readers, who bring to life the great stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of the Jane Austen Collection 6 April 2014
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I was looking for unabridged audio books, and the website did not make it clear whether what I was purchasing was abridged or not. So it was very misleading, it was for my wife and she was disappointed with the CDs. The information given was not clearly set out and was confusing. Sorry!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleaseure 7 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Lock yourself away and enjoy listening to these stories, I use my Nano or I phone, they are very relaxing to listen too, if you have watched the films then listening to these audio discs are just as good as you can slip away and imagine yourself in the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Product - unfairly included in a blanket review
Non of the previous reviews relate in any way to the collection produced by "Mini Audio Books". Read more
Published 1 day ago by Blueprint
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Would recommend
Published 5 days ago by 'Putman'
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good stories
Published 1 month ago by Linda Walters
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the CDS is not the correct recording
However I did greatly enyoy the stories and the readers interpretation and character voices. Well worth the purchase, looking for more like it.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Rowena J. Goulding
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! These are abridged.
It was not clear to me fro looking at the website that these readings are abridged. I sent the CD back.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Hilary F Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have
This collection is a must-have for anyone who calls themselves a lover of literature. Jane Austen was one of the finest writers in English literary history. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Y.U.
4.0 out of 5 stars great little book
i bought this book for my android phone to read on the kindle app. It seems ok i haven't read much yet, busy. but i am sure it will be good reading as all Jane Austen Novels are.
Published 23 months ago by S. A. Giles
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
It is very difficult for me to review this, my son has read it and needs to review for himself. However he assures me the delivery to was (as always) excellent.
Published on 13 Aug 2012 by J. Farrow
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