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Sintesi dell'editore

After Jane Austen's earliest known writings, she began a more serious work, Lady Susan, in 1793 or 1794. It is a short, epistolary novel that portrays a woman bent on the exercise of her own powerful mind and personality to the point of social self-destruction.

Lady Susan, a clever and ruthless widow, determines that her daughter is going to marry a man whom both detest. Lady Susan sets her own sights on her sister-in-law's brother, all the while keeping an old affair simmering on the back burner. But people refuse to play the roles assigned them, and in the end her daughter gets the sister-in-law's brother, the old affair runs out of steam, and all that is left for Lady Susan is the man intended for her daughter, the one neither can abide.

Jane Austen ended this work abruptly with the comment: "This correspondence...could not, to the great detriment of the Post Office revenue, be continued any longer."

(P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

"Character is revealed, plot unfolds, suspense builds - all through the device of letters exchanged amongst Lady Susan, her family, friends, and enemies." (AudioFile)

Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Lady Susan

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Generale
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Lettura
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Storia
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 27/07/2018

👍🏻👍🏻

Io inizialmente non pensavo che mi sarebbe piaciuto un libro in forma epistolare e invece questa storia e avvincente !! Consigliato a coloro che hanno già letti i libri di Jane Austin anche se non complesso come altri la storia merita !!

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • RockerFromCali
  • 28/05/2021

Narration, ugh!

What on earth, the narration is downright irksome. I forced myself to finish! Why is the storyteller British and characters all talk with American accents. Some of the voices are like nails on the chalkboard! Save your 3 hours and listen to something else!

3 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Carolyn
  • 20/04/2021

TERRIBLE NARRATION!!!

Drawn out and overly emotive narration!!! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE??!! The person voicing Lady Susan's dialog is the worst. Can't bear to listen.

2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • tray
  • 14/04/2021

Narration is irksome

I can’t get past the narration. Will read the book instead. American voices for an English story. Confuses the listener... is this set in England or early America? No thanks! I like my Austen stories read by British narrators.

2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kerlian
  • 06/04/2005

Three cheers for multi voice readers

For years I have been waiting for audiobooks with multiple readers, which I believe, are much more convincing than a single reader production. Enter Lady Susan, I am glad my waiting isn't in vain.

10 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Wendy Davidson
  • 06/03/2022

nothing special

it's fine. it's not Jane Austen's best work. to be fair, the voice acting was often over the top - even so much as to incite annoyance.

Lady Susan herself is a masterful manipulator and infinitely dislikable. the dissonance between wanting to root for her as the main character and generally despising her for her complete lack of regard for the feelings of others or the ethics of her own behavior is at least interesting to explore.

it's short enough that I don't regret reading it, but I don't need to read it again.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MK
  • 11/08/2022

Love the text but not the readers

The story is great, but these readers don’t quite capture the language well. The intonations seem off. The voice of Lady Susan sounds much older than the character’s age.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Emily
  • 08/08/2022

Tip

Imagine the cast of Waiting for Guffman when you listen to this. It will be (with heavy handed tone) infinitely better.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ambenham
  • 30/06/2022

interesting

It kept my attention. it wasn't like other Jane Austen books but still, it was interesting.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Nissa
  • 29/03/2022

just as annoying as the movie

Not my favorite Austen tale. Turns out it wasn't Kate Beckinsale that ruined this story for me after all! Sorry Kate!

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 19/03/2022

Almost unlistenable

Performances of many are ridiculously overwrought, even if one excuses those not using English accents.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Avril
  • 18/05/2014

Oh dear, oh dear oh Dear!!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

English voices and proper pronounciation

What did you like best about this story?

only the author, I have just read this in book form - totally preferable

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Not if they are attempting English accents

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, apart from the male narrator, even the actors had different american regional accents which really grate - some try to sound a little English, in patches, but without much success.

Any additional comments?

The pronunciation is dire Main Wairing for the anglicised Mannering. Churchill for ChurchHIll.

2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 08/11/2021

Pathetic reading with awful American accents.

I don't quite understand as Audible narration and readings are usually good, or even outstanding. Here we have high-pitched voices with slow reading trying to hide their American accents beyond fake Anglo-British accents. The results are a homicide on Jane Austen's epistolary novel! It would have been wiser if not British performers were not available to stick to just regular American accents instead of this awful mixture.

1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jo Williams
  • 14/08/2022

Really struggled with this

I love Jane Austen.
I struggled with this audiobook though as it was in my opinion completely wrong - the accents were all over the place and made it hard to listen to.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 02/05/2022

Americans? Why?

Were there no actors who could do a British accent available? it's Austen! Come on.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tarchy
  • 10/04/2022

enjoyment for any Austen devotees

Initially the American accents annoyed me; but ignoring the reference to Bath, it works tolerably

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/04/2022

lady Susan Jane Austin

oh dear why oh why have they used American narrators, I simply cannot finish it its awful. The story howver is so good , its witty and lively, what a shame.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 10/03/2022

American accent doesn't work with regency novels

I liked the story, but the American accent sounded so out of place, and the overly juicy intonation was quite annoying.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebecca
  • 08/03/2022

Short and sweet

Loved it like the rest of austen's work. Consistent pacing. Written as a series of letters which is interesting.

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Dee
  • 11/02/2022

Disappointing

I hadn't realised Jane Austin wrote for the American Market. Picky, maybe, but surely we have enough 'English' speaking narrators to hand.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Karina
  • 03/02/2022

very funny period novel

Very rarely do you come across a story where the main character is a scheming manipulative person and still wanting to root for them. A simple story though and could have used more interactions between the characters. I wasn't sure though about employing people who aren't British as the pronunciation of a number of names and places was a bit strange.