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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (Special Editions) Paperback – 5 Jan 2005
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Eight hours longer even than Naxos' complete Sherlock Holmes, this has got to be the audiobook box set of the decade! All six complete major novels are read here in mellifluous and engagingly vital voices which, however many times you listen, instantly draw you into Jane Austen's world. --Rachel Redford, The Observer
Together for the first time, the complete and unabridged audio recordings of Jane Austen's novels handsomely presented in a boxed set. Counting 69 CDs and running over 83 hours, this is the Holy Grail of Austen audio book recording as only Naxos could present with superb readings by Juliet Stevenson, Emilia Fox, and Anna Bentinck. Included are Austen's six major novels, the novella Lady Susan and her unfinished novels Sanditon and The Watsons. This is definitely the essential collector's item. Nuff said! --Laurel Ann, austenprose.wordpress.com
Top of the boxed sets is Jane Austen: The Complete Novels, read by Juliet Stevenson, Emilia Fox and Anna Bentinck, flaunting alongside the favourites of television drama the less-familiar Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan. Winner of the Telegraph's Audiobooks of the Year. --Carole Mansur, Telegraph
Jane Austen’s complete novels in an unbeatable package of authenticity, high quality and excellent value.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
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As a heroine, Fanny Price may appear a little too moralistic and virtuous for some modern day readers to be able to identify with well, but her aunt, the dreadful Mrs Norris, who makes it her life's mission to make Fanny feel inferior, is a very convincing character whose behaviour towards her niece will soon have the reader sympathising with poor Fanny and hoping that she will finally be rewarded with the suitor she deserves. I first read this book when I was about twelve years old and have read it on more than one occasion since - however for this most recent re-reading experience I decided to opt for the Kindle Whispersync for Voice combination which means that you can download this Kindle Version: Mansfield Park free of charge and then download this Audible download version: Mansfield Park (narrated by Frances Barber) for less than three pounds (at the time of writing), alternatively you can download this Audible audio version: Mansfield Park (narrated by Juliet Stevenson) for less than three pounds also. Either way, you'll save quite a lot of money and will have the benefit of switching between the Kindle and the audio version wherever you happen to be, without ever losing your place. Highly Recommended.
This is a long book, there are a lot of conversations which, although interesting and useful for character exploration, could probably be removed. Is that sacrilege? I also didn't like Fanny and Edmund, and most of the other characters (apart from Aunt Bertram, I found her quite amusing in that she couldn't do anything). The only thing Fanny stuck to throughout the entire novel was her dislike of Henry and Mary Crawford.
I think you have to like the lead characters in a novel, otherwise you don't care enough to read 560 pages (even though I did read them all). Jane Austen's prose is still delightful, her characters are amusing even if they are a bit weak-willed and rubbish humans. I still love her ability to write conversations in such a way that you can see the thought processes of the character, see them being manipulated (it seems everyone in 19th century England were master manipulators) until they eventually decide the exact opposite of what they just thought.
This is my least favourite Austen novels so far (it doesn't compare to S&S and P&P) but I can see her characterisation becoming even more skilled and diverse.
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