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Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness - as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged.

Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.

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  • mtusken
  • 03 04 2016

Beautifully read...and great to knit to!

I enjoy knitting and listening to audiobooks, and this is one of my favorites. The narrator's voice is very pleasant, and the story is, of course, a delight to hear again and again!

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  • Douglas
  • 24 08 2016

Brilliant...

story of the mind and the heart and how the best love of all incorporates the deepest feelings of the latter and the deepest reflections of the former. Austen at her best.

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  • Christopher Leigh
  • 02 09 2017

Wanda McCaddon is wonderful

The story is a classic and I have lived it all my life. But the narrator's skill adds so much to the rendering of the story. This rendition of Sense and Sensibility was a true joy to which to listen.

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  • Keith Baza
  • 06 11 2016

Probably my least favorite Jane Austen novel.

Her writing is genius as usual but the story just wasn't as good as the others. The narrator is brilliant. I sometimes try to imagine doing her job when I hear her read but then realize how hard it actually is.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06 09 2016

Glad to go back

It was nice to read a love story without sex or murder or cursing. People haven't really changed that much but writing style has. Worth your time.

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  • marguerite allred-crawford
  • 25 08 2016

Tediously dull yet captivating

like most Victorian authors, Austin builds a minutely detailed picture for her readers. Too much information! would be a modern readers most likely cry. the same story could (and has been) be told With fully a third less wandering about long complex sentences. Still the stories of Eleanor, Marrianne and all have universal appeal. I would suggest watching the Emma Thompson movie first to give you the story in short so you will be willing to stick with Austin to see how the original comes through.

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  • Sara
  • 21 09 2009

If you love Jane Austen, then read this!

Having already been primed with Pride and Prejudice book and movie made this an easier read. It would have been a struggle if I hadn't already known some of the rules! The story is good and confusing in the vistorian way only Austen can do!

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  • Angelyn S. Furst
  • 10 08 2016

Poor Narration

Jane Austin is a most beloved writers and this book is a fine example of her genius. However, the narrator ruined it for me. McCaddon read too fast for my American ear to recognize 18th century British English. I tried listening at .75 and that was too slow.

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