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Pride and Prejudice

646 ratings

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One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.  In Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet sisters try to find their way in the repressive strictures of 19th-century society. Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and the experience of falling in love, and she superbly describes a world which, despite being more than two centuries old, still resonates with modern concerns. 

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rosamund Pike
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Battle Ground

399 ratings

Summary

Things are about to get serious for Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, in the next entry in the number-one New York Times best-selling Dresden Files.  Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders.  But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way.  Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.

©2020 Jim Butcher (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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Sense and Sensibility

221 ratings

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In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel. “The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.”  Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, tells the classic tale of love and heartbreak in late 18th-century England. The story follows the romantic trials and tribulations of the daughters of the recently widowed Mrs. Dashwood as they encounter, and learn to handle, the emotionally reckless male characters of Georgian society. In order to find happiness, the two teenage heroines (Marianne and Elinor) must each learn to navigate through a life where status and money govern the rules of love. A true classic of English literature, Sense and Sensibility is written with all the hallmarks of Austen’s style, providing strong female protagonists, great irony and wit, and showcasing her superb talent for character creation and dialogue. About the Author Jane Austen is one of the most influential and celebrated novelists in English literature. The daughter of a Hampshire clergyman, she was the seventh of eight children and was, from a young age, an avid reader and writer. After graduating from Oxford, Austen survived typhus and embarked on a literary career seeing her works published anonymously throughout her life. Best known for Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), her six full-length novels have rarely been out of print and have spawned numerous film, television, and drama adaptations. Rich in satire, romance, and wit, Austen is renowned for her critiques of 18th-century British high society and the role of women within it. About the Narrator Rosamund Pike is an acclaimed English actress most recognized for her breakthrough role as a Bond girl in Die Another Day (2002), where she won the Empire Aware for Best Newcomer, and her towering lead performance in Gone Girl (2014), which won her an Empire Award for Best Actress. A graduate of English literature from Oxford University’s Wadham College, Pike began her career in stage productions and television appearances before later transitioning into film. Having often spoken of her admiration for the works of Jane Austen, Pike played Jane Bennett in a 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as well as providing narration of this novel for Audible in 2015.

Public Domain (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rosamund Pike
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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Persuasion

86 ratings

Summary

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

©2007 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2007 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

60 ratings

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A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels.  Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle.  Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.  Sense and Sensibility: forced to leave their family home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood try to forge a new life at Barton Cottage.  Pride and Prejudice: Mrs Bennet is determined to get her five daughters married well, so when the wealthy Mr Bingley and his friend, Mr Darcy, move into the neighbourhood, her hopes are raised....  Emma: Emma Woodhouse declares she will never marry, but she is determined to find a match for her friend, Harriet.  Persuasion: eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected a marriage proposal from a handsome but poor naval officer. Now her former love has returned....  With an all-star cast including David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia McKenzie, Jenny Agutter, Toby Jones, Eve Best and Juliet Stevenson, these BBC radio adaptations are full of humour, romance, love lost and love regained. Duration: approx. 14 hours 30 mins.  Full chapter listing:  Chapters 1-10: Mansfield Park  Chapters 11-13: Northanger Abbey  Chapters 14 and 15: Sense and Sensibility  Chapters 16-18: Pride and Prejudice  Chapters 19 and 20: Emma  Chapters 21-23: Persuasion 

©2016 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2016 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

59 ratings

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“…narrating the novels of Jane Austen reminded me that no matter how much the world changes, human nature never does.” (Alison Larkin) Ever since Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence", raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection.  Hailed by The Times as "marvelously light footed...hugely entertaining," Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring the deft, satirical novels of Jane Austen to sparkling new life. Alison Larkin is the best-selling author of The English American, a comedienne and the award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. In addition to Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, Mansfield Park, Persuasion & Poems, Emma and Northanger Abbey and the History of England by Jane Austen, other classic narrations include Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Fairytales of the Fiercer Sex by the Brothers Grimm, et al; Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (with James Warwick); Peter Pan & the Inconsiderate Waiter; and Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary. Title and end music: "The Lonely Ash Grove", sung by Alison Larkin.

Public Domain (P)2017 Alison Larkin Presents

Narrator: Alison Larkin
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 81 hrs and 2 mins
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Wildfire

45 ratings

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From Ilona Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, the thrilling conclusion to her Hidden Legacy series, as Nevada and Rogan grapple with a power beyond even their imagination. Nevada Baylor can't decide which is more frustrating - harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor "Mad" Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she's become a crucial player - and sometimes a pawn - but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin. Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada's magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child's play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke?

©2017 Ilona Gordon and Andrew Gordon (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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Emma [Naxos Edition]

39 ratings

Summary

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

Public Domain (P)2006 Naxos Audiobooks

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
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Northanger Abbey

32 ratings

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When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.

©2006 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2006 Naxos AudioBooks

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Mansfield Park

30 ratings

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Exclusively from Audible When the self-effacing 10-year-old Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. Growing up in the Bertram household, she is always treated as an inferior, only finding an ally in her cousin Edmund. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character eventually makes her an indispensable part of the household. During the absence of Fanny's uncle, the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue upon the arrival of Mary Crawford and her brother Henry. It is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary. The most serious of Austen's works due to its discussion of religion and religious duty, Mansfield Park also offers a subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, making it one of Austen's most profound works. Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which focused on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her plots often explore women's dependence on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Narrator Biography Frances Barber has received Olivier Award nominations for her work in the plays, Camille, and Uncle Vanya. Other theatre credits include; Madame Rubinstein, The School for Scandal, What The Butler Saw, Julius Caesar, Les Parents Terribles, That Face, Afterplay, Madame De Sade, and King Lear. Her numerous television credits include Father Brown, Medici: Masters of Florence, Mapp and Lucia, Psychobitches, The Spa, a new regular in the series Silk, several episodes of Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and A Passionate Woman. Her film credits include The Escape; The Bookshop; Blue Iguana; Film Stars don't Die in Liverpool; El Elegido (The Chosen) and Mr. Holmes. Frances Barbar has narrated an impressive list of titles, including The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine, The Voyages of the Princess Matilda by Shane Spall and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Frances Barber
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
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Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

27 ratings

Summary

"His perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!" Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom.

©2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lindsay Duncan
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

18 ratings

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton - and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers - and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read. This Heirloom Edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies includes a new preface by the author, an afterword by Dr. Allen Grove, professor of English literature at Alfred University, and new scenes of gratuitous zombie mayhem. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Quirk Books (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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Emma

15 ratings

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Exclusively from Audible Emma can be enjoyed as a charming love story, a detective story, and a comic and lively picture of English life 200 years ago. Austen's beautiful, clever, wilful but fallible heroine Emma Woodhouse believes she knows best. Perfectly content with her life she sees no need for either love or marriage, yet nothing pleases her more than meddling in the romantic lives of others. But when she fails to heed the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and schemes to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. She discovers that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. With a cast of unforgettable characters, it is a lively comedy of manners that explores the concerns of genteel women living in Regency times. Jane Austen was an English writer known primarily for her six major novels which focused on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her plots often explore women's dependence on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jenny Agutter
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die 1

14 ratings

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This Audiobook contains the following works : Little women by Louisa May Alcott Start at Chapters 1,  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Start at Chapters 48, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Start at Chapters 109, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Start at Chapters 152, The Odyssey by Homer Start at Chapters 186, A Tales of Two Cities Start at Chapters 210, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Start at Chapters 255, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Start at Chapters 268, The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton Start at Chapters 288, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum Start at Chapters 300.

©2019 Jane Austen (P)2019 Page2Page

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Sanditon

10 ratings

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In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece - often considered her most modern and exciting novel - gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited, and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself...and ultimately find love.

©2019 Jane Austen, Kate Riordan (P)2019 Grand Central Publishing

Narrator: Alexandra Roach
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Whiteout

9 ratings

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Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout. A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come. As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, the research company's director, has everything riding on the drug he is developing to fight the virus, but he isn't the only one: his grown children, who have come to spend Christmas, have their eyes on the money it will bring; Toni Gallo, forced to resign from the police department in disgrace, is betting her career on keeping the drug safe; a local television reporter, determined to move up, has sniffed the story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs is on its way to steal it for a client already waiting, though what the client really has in mind is something that will shock them all. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks, jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, and rivalries, crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett to a class by himself.

©2004 Ken Follett (P)2004 Penguin Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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Persuasion

8 ratings

Summary

Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

First published 1818. All rights reserved.; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Greta Scacchi
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Sanditon

6 ratings

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Sanditon - an eleven-chapter fragment left at Jane Austen's death completed by an Austen devotee and novelist - is a charming addition to Austen's novels on England's privileged classes and the deception, snobbery, and unexpected romances that occur in their world. When Charlotte Heywood accepts an invitation to visit the newly fashionable seaside resort of Sanditon, she is introduced to a full range of polite society, from reigning local dowager Lady Denham to her impoverished ward Clara, and from the handsome, feckless Sidney Parker to his amusing, if hypochondriac, sisters. A heroine whose clear-sighted common sense is often at war with romance, Charlotte cannot help observing around her both folly and passion in many guises. But can the levelheaded Charlotte herself resist the desires of the heart?

©2019 Jane Austen (P)2019 Page2Page

Narrator: Beth Kesler
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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Emma

5 ratings

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The culmination of Jane Austen's genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage. Beautiful, clever, rich and single Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

©2019 Jane Austen (P)2019 Page2Page

Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
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Pride and Prejudice

4 ratings

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In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, Mrs Bennet is determined to see her five daughters married off and secure a future for them all.  When the wealthy Mr Bingley arrives in the neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet wastes no time in making his acquaintance. His friend Mr Darcy, however, discourages Mr Bingley from marrying Jane Bennet and also appears to snub her sister Elizabeth. When Elizabeth hears that Mr Darcy himself is of poor character, her innate prejudice of him is reinforced and she roundly refuses his unexpected proposal of marriage. But then, when she discovers that she was misinformed, Elizabeth wonders if she can ever hope to see Mr Darcy again.... Published over 200 years ago, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda Root, Pippa Nixon, Samantha Spiro and David Troughton. This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen collection.

©2014 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2014 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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Florence Adler Swims Forever

4 ratings

Summary

“The perfect summer read” (USA Today) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets across the course of one summer. “Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character. She’ll win you over in the most old fashioned of ways: She simply tells a hell of a story.” (Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Finalist for The Great Believers) Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams. Esther only wants to keep her daughters close and safe but some matters are beyond her control: there’s Fannie’s risky pregnancy - not to mention her always-scheming husband, Isaac - and the fact that the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence. When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth - at least until Fannie’s baby is born - and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal. Based on a true story and told in the vein of J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions and Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl, Beanland’s family saga is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure - and even thrive - after tragedy. 

©2020 Rachel Beanland (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

4 ratings

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With more than one million copies in print, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009. A best seller on three continents, PPZ has been translated into 21 languages and optioned to become a major motion picture. In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, Dawn of the Dreadfuls invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead!

©2010 Steve Hockensmith (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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The Watsons

3 ratings

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Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new life - including the fashionable society balls to which she now has access - Emma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopes - and disappointments - in snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest. A delightful, exquisitely drawn portrait of family life, The Watsons is Jane Austen at her storytelling best. Author of the masterpieces Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) is one of the most beloved novelists of all time.

©2019 Jane Austen (P)2019 Page2Page

Narrator: Beth Kesler
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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Sanditon

3 ratings

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Had Jane Austen lived to complete Sanditon, it would have been as treasured as her other novels. In the half-finished masterpiece, Austen fashions one of her classic heroines: Charlotte Heywood. The surviving fragment also sets the story well on its path as Charlotte begins an adventure to Sanditon where a full cast of characters becomes intertwined in various intrigues. At first, Charlotte finds amusement enough standing at her ample Venetian window looking over the placid seafront. However, before long, Charlotte discovers that scandals abound. She becomes captivated by the romance of the seaside lifestyle. But is the town of Sanditon truly a haven and will Charlotte find happiness there? Now, fully completed by respected author and Austen expert Juliette Shapiro, this new edition of Sanditon finishes the original story in a vivid style recognizable to any fan. Shapiro’s prose and plot twists stay true to Austen’s sensibilities at all times while capturing her romance, tragedy, humor, and sardonic wit.

©2009 Juliette Shapiro (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Helen Lloyd
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Lady Susan

3 ratings

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Lady Susan is an epistolary novel by Jane Austen about a beautiful and manipulative widow scheming to arrange wealthy marriages for herself and her daughter. This book is the basis for the film Love & Friendship, written and directed by Whit Stillman, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. This dramatized production is presented by the Online Stage. Cast: Elizabeth Klett as Lady Susan Vernon and the Narrator; Beth Thomas as Catherine Vernon; Ben Lindsey-Clark as Mr. de Courcy; Amanda Friday as Alicia Johnson; Denis Daly as Sir Reginald de Courcy; Becca Maggie as Frederica Vernon; Carol Box as Lady de Courcy.

Public Domain (P)2016 Voices of Today

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Killer Party

3 ratings

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After a few months of living with her boyfriend, Greg, Jill Gardner is still getting used to sharing such close quarters, but she's got no hesitation about joining him for a weekend at South Cove's most luxurious resort. While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy's upcoming wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom is found floating facedown in the pool, Jill must find the killer fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to anymore....

©2017 Lynn Cahoon (P)2017 Tantor

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Raison et sentiments

2 ratings

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Après la mort de leur père, Elinor et Marianne s'installent avec leur mère et leur jeune sœur à la campagne. La famille se trouve très démunie ; il devient urgent de marier les deux sœurs afin de leur assurer un bel avenir. Marianne, romantique et passionnée, s'éprend immédiatement du charmant John Willoughby, tandis qu'Elinor, plus prudente, n'ose avouer sa flamme à Edward Ferrars. Entre raison et sentiments, ces jeux de l'amour vont leur réserver bien des espoirs et des bonheurs, mais aussi des déceptions et des souffrances. Les deux jeunes femmes devront apprendre de leurs vacillements. Pour le meilleur et pour le pire.

©1979 Christian Bourgois Éditeur (P)2017 Audiolib

Narrator: Cachou Kirsch
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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Emma

2 ratings

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Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Tanya Reynolds, star of Sex Education. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Fiona Stafford.  With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work. Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage.  Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégé Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

©2020 Jane Austen (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Tanya Reynolds
Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
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Pride and Prejudice

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Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Indira Varma, who has starred in Luther and Game of Thrones. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Vivien Jones.  When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

Public Domain (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
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Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

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Brought to you by Penguin.    This Penguin Classic is performed by award-winning actress, Emilia Fox, who is best known for her starring role in the long running BBC drama Silent Witness. She has also won acclaim for her performances in Strangers, Pride and Prejudice and Delicious. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Margaret Drabble.   These three short works, show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities limited by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of Austen's life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon, set in a newly established seaside resort, offers a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators, and shows an author contemplating a the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution with a mixture of scepticism and amusement.   Margaret Drabble's introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen's major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction. This edition features a new chronology. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice, at the age of 22. She was also the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Emilia Fox
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Persuasion (Seasons Edition: Summer)

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“He had seen you indeed, before he came to Bath, and admired you, but without knowing it was you. So says my historian, at least. Is this true? Did he see you last summer or autumn, ‘somewhere down in the west,’ to use her own words, without knowing it to be you?” At 27, Anne Elliot is no longer considered young enough for worthy romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What transpires when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Persuasion is, above all, a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.  A unique male narration of a beloved classic, Persuasion (Seasons Edition - Summer) is one of three titles available in June 2020. The summer season audio collection will also include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Wonderland Collection.    

Public Domain (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Mike Read
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Northanger Abbey

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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted to make new acquaintances, including flirtatious Isabella, who shares her love of Gothic romance and horror, and the sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney. When the Tilneys invite her to their family's mysterious home, Northanger Abbey, she's eager to visit. But once there, her imagination, which has been influenced by gothic novels of sensation and intrigue, makes her suspect their father, General Tilney, of committing terrible crimes.  With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, Northanger Abbey is the most youthful and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Rachel Atkins
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Love and War

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The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn. Plus 10 exciting short stories - untold tales of chivalry and affection, heroic quests and foul villainy, magic in battle and transcendent defeat - featuring all the beloved companions and fantastical creatures of the best-selling Dragonlance Saga. The story that has enthralled over three million fans worldwide, as created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

©1987 TSR, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Lady Susan

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Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression.

©2019 Jane Austen (P)2019 Page2Page

Narrator: Beth Kesler
Author: Jane Austen
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Emma

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Emma es una novela cómica escrita por Jane Austen en 1815 sobre los peligros de malinterpretar el romance. Antes de comenzar la novela, Austen escribió, "Voy a coger una heroína que, excepto a mí, no gustará mucho." Obra maestra de la narrativa del XIX y una de las grandes novelas de Jane Austen, Emma cuenta la historia de una inteligente y laboriosa joven empeñada en hacer de Celestina de todas sus amistades. Cuando su institutriz, amiga y confidente decide contraer matrimonio, Emma Woodhouse se queda sola con sus propios sentimientos y se enfrenta al vacío de su vida y a la penosa tarea de intentar que los demás lleven una vida tan perfecta como la suya. Todos sus trabajos de manipulación sentimental crean a su alrededor una telaraña de enredos, malentendidos y confusiones que ponen a prueba su confianza en sí misma. Novela exquisita y espléndido retrato de la Inglaterra de provincias de principios del siglo XIX, Emma es una obra imperecedera y su protagonista ocupa uno de los lugares de honor en la galería de las heroínas inolvidables de la literatura universal.

©2017 Narratores (P)2017 Narratores

Narrator: Rosa López
Author: Jane Austen
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
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Emma

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Emma is young, rich, and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of her new friend Harriet, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance.

Public Domain (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Jeremy Northam
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest - and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

©2009 Quirk Books (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Emma: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1, Simplified Character Edition (Chinese Edition)

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Clever, rich, and single, the beautiful An Mò (Emma Woodhouse) is focused on her career as fashion designer in the glamour of 21st-century Shanghai. She sees no need for romance in her life, but when she tries to find a boyfriend for her new friend Fangfang (Harriet), her carefully laid plans being to unravel. As she ignores the warnings of her good friend Shi Wenzheng (Mr. Knightley), her decisions bring consequences that she never expected. With its witty and charming characters, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work. Mandarin Companion is a series of easy-to-understand novels in Chinese that are fun to listen to and proven to accelerate language learning. Every book in the Mandarin Companion series is carefully written to use characters, words, and grammar that a learner is likely to know. Level 1 is intended for Chinese learners at an upper-elementary level. Most learners will be able to approach this book after one to two years of formal study, depending on the learner and program. This series is designed to combine simplicity of characters with an easy-to-understand storyline, which helps learners to expand their vocabularies and language comprehension abilities. The more they listen, the better they will become at reading and grasping the Chinese language.

©2017 Mind Spark Press (P)2018 Mind Spark Press

Narrator: Zhang Xiuye
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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The Younger Sister

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The Younger Sister, by Catherine Anne Hubback and Jane Austen. Presented by The Online Stage.     In Jane Austen's unfinished novel, young Emma Watson returns to her father's house after being raised by her wealthy and refined uncle.   As she gets to know her family, she finds that her father is reclusive and sickly, her sisters are crude and shallow, and her eldest brother has a petulance that is matched only by his wife's.   When Emma's social graces draw the attention of the aristocratic Osborne family, she must navigate the complex and judgmental world of class dynamics in Regency England.     Austen began work on The Watsons in 1803 but abandoned it in 1805 after the death of her father.   This audiobook is a completion of the novel, written by Austen's niece, Catherine Hubback, in 1850.      Narrator: Anna Grace   Emma Watson: Grace Keller Scotch   Elizabeth Watson/Miss Morgan/Miss Hall: Elizabeth Klett   Mary Edwards/Margaret Watson/young lady: Leanne Yau   Mrs. Edwards/Mrs. Turner/Gipsy/Lady Gordon's maid: Linda Barrans   Tom Musgrove/Captain Tomlins: Mark Crowle-Groves   Mr. Edwards/man in the farmyard/Mr. Morgan: David Prickett   Miss Osbourne/Miss Jenkins/Mrs. Harding Russell: Jennie VanderLugt   Mrs. Willis/Jane Watson/Mrs. Browning: Elizabeth Chambers   Charles Willis/Sir William/Sam Watson: Andy Harrington   Lord Osbourne/Alfred Freemantle: David Shears   Jenny/Lady Osbourne/Miss Bridge: Sarah Mitchell   Mr. Watson/Mr. Bridge: Noel Badrian   Robert Watson/Mr. Corbet: Jeff Moon   Mr. Howard/George Millar: Tom Saer   Miss Carr/Penelope Watson/Janetta Watson/Annie Millar: Libby Stephenson     Audio edited by Libby Stephenson and Denis Daly

Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage

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The Jane Austen Diet

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What can Jane Austen teach us about health? Prepare to have your bonnet blown.... From the food secrets of Pride and Prejudice to the fitness strategies of Sense and Sensibility, there's a modern health code hidden in the world's most popular romances. Join Bryan Kozlowski as he unlocks this "health and happiness" manifesto straight from Jane Austen's pen, revealing why her prescriptions for achieving total body "bloom" still matter in the 21st century. Whether that's learning how to eat like Lizzie Bennet, exercise like Emma Woodhouse, or think like Elinor Dashwood, explore how Austen's timeless body beliefs are more relevant, refreshing, and scientifically sensible now than ever before. After all, it's still a truth universally acknowledged - Jane Austen's heroines don't get fat.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Bryan Kozlowski and Jane Austen (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Marvel
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Stolz und Vorurteil

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Jane Austen ist auch fast zweihundert Jahre nach ihrem Tod eine der weltweit beliebtesten und meistgelesenen Autorinnen. Ihre erzählerische Brillanz, ihre feine Ironie und souveräne Menschenkenntnis haben ihre Werke in den Rang der Weltliteratur erhoben. "Miss Austen erfasste die Winzigkeiten des Lebens bis zur Vollendung. Sie war eine große Künstlerin und in ihrer begrenzten Sphäre Shakespeare ebenbürtig", bringt der Dichter Lord Tennyson Jane Austens schriftstellerische Bedeutung auf den Punkt. Im Mittelpunkt von "Stolz und Vorurteil" steht eine der hinreißendsten Frauengestalten der Weltliteratur, die kluge und lebhafte Elizabeth Bennet. Als zweite von fünf Töchtern eines nicht eben vermögenden Angehörigen der englischen Gentry, ist sie gezwungen, sich möglichst vorteilhaft zu verheiraten und muss doch ihrem Herzen folgen, das ihr verbietet, eine Ehe ohne echte Zuneigung einzugehen. Voller Vertrauen in ihre eigene Urteilsfähigkeit weist sie folglich sowohl den selbstgefälligen Mr. Collins als auch den stolzen Mr. Darcy ab - und erkennt ihre Verblendung erst, als es beinahe zu spät ist.

(c) 2005 Argon Verlag

Narrator: Eva Mattes
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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Stolz und Vorurteil

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Jane Austens Klassiker erstmals als Hörspiel Die fünf Töchter der nicht gerade wohlhabenden Familie Bennet müssen unter die Haube gebracht werden. Hoffnung schöpft die Familie, als der unverheiratete Gutsbesitzer Darcy im benachbarten Herrenhaus zu Gast ist. Doch seine stolze Reserviertheit wird ihm von der klugen und selbstbewussten Eliza als Standesdünkel ausgelegt. Erst wenn Eliza ihre Vorurteile und Darcy seinen Stolz ablegt, kann sich das Hochzeitskarussell wieder drehen.

©1959 Hessischer Rundfunk (P)2015 der Hörverlag

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Sense and Sensibility

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"The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!" (Marianne Dashwood)  Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is a classic staple of English literature. Published in 1811, this novel tells the story of the Dashwood ladies - Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret - as their family is forced to move to a new estate. Elinor and Marianne, the oldest of the trio, come of age in a tumultuous time, and the novel focuses on their romances, tribulations, and relationships with one another as they grow up. Like Austen's other famous novels, Sense and Sensibility has been successful since its publication and is often adapted for stage and screen. The story of Elinor and Marianne's first forays into love and heartbreak is relatable to audiences several decades removed from Austen's time. People across generations identify with the headstrong women who seek love and companionship, often in the wrong places.

Public Domain (P)2020 InAudio

Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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Sense and Sensibility

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In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, the devoted Dashwood sisters are forced by tragic circumstances to set about the delicate task of finding suitable husbands.... John Willoughby quickly and seemingly irreversibly captures Marianne's heart. Her sister, Elinor, finds few suitors and even fewer reasons to open up in a society fuelled by social status.... Published more than 200 years ago, Sense and Sensibility remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda Hale, Olivia Hallinan, Deborah McAndrew and Blake Ritson.  This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen collection.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Sanditon

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In January 1817, Jane Austen began work on Sanditon, but died a few months later, leaving it unfinished. The surviving fragment begins the story of Charlotte Heywood, a sheltered young woman who is invited to the up-and-coming resort town of Sanditon.   While there, she meets a host of memorable characters, drawn with Austen's classic wit and insight, including a fortune-hunting fop, a domineering dowager, and a hoard of hypochondriacs.   This full-cast production features Austen's original text.     Cast:  Narrator: PJ Morgan  Mr. Parker: Rob Goll   Mr. Heywood: Peter Tucker   Charlotte Heywood/Mary Parker: Leanne Yau   Mrs. Parker: Sarah Mitchell   Diana Parker: Libby Stephenson   Lady Denham: Linda Barrans   Sir Edward: Andy Harrington   Arthur Parker: Russell Gold     Audio edited by Libby Stevenson

Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage

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Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Raison et sentiments

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Suite au décès de M. Dashwood, sa veuve et ses trois filles se voient contraintes de quitter le Sussex et le domaine familial de Norland. Elles se réfugient dans le Devon, à l'invitation d'un généreux parent, où une nouvelle vie, plus modeste les attend. Les sœurs aînées, Elinor et Maria, l'une plus raisonnable, l'autre plus sentimentale vont vivre leur premiers émois amoureux non sans quelques revers. Un des premiers grands succès de Jane Austen qui parodie le roman "à l'eau de rose" tout en peignant une satire de la bonne société.

©Domaine public. Traduit par Isabelle de Montolieu (P)2019 Éditions Thélème

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
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Pride and Prejudice (Adaptation)

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"The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry," said Elizabeth Bennet. And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? And what of the other Bennet girls – their fortunes, and misfortunes, in the business of getting husbands? This famous novel by Jane Austen is full of wise and humorous observations of the people and manners of her times. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jane Austen original by Clare West.

©1995 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

Narrator: Judy Bennett
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Pride and Prejudice

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Charles Bingley, a wealthy young gentleman, has moved into Netherfield Park manor, which causes much excitement in the village of Longbourn, especially among the five unmarried daughters of the Bennet household. Despite many romatic complications, the overall tone of this classic novel is, as Jane Austen described it, “light and bright, and sparkling”.

Public Domain (P)2010 Helen Lisanti

Narrator: Helen Lisanti
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 13 hrs
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Pride and Prejudice

Summary

Angela Lansbury plays Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with matters of upbringing, marriage, moral rightness and education in her aristocratic society.

©2009 Saland Publishing (P)2009 Saland Publishing

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Pride and Prejudice

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Romantic scandal, English aristocracy, and familial controversy come together in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to make for quite the enjoyable listen. As the novel opens, we are introduced to the Bennet Family, whose five daughters have reached the age of marital eligibility. When the dapper (and single) Mr. Bingley and his friend, Mr. Darcy, move into the Bennets' neighborhood, talk in the Bennet house is occupied by musings of engagements, specifically between the eldest daughter, Jane, and Mr. Bingley. As the novel progresses, however, a series of social missteps and faux pas serve to foil some of the plans of the Bennet family, causing engagements to break and characters to turn on one another. Despite the familial strife, there are a few surprises that Austen cleverly sneaks into the novel, as she proves once again that not all characters can be judged by first appearance. The author beautifully showcases her artistic mastery of the English language as she intertwines plot with suspense and much more. In a time when social standing was of utmost importance, Austen proves there is a certain dynamism that drives each and every one of us.

Public Domain (P)2015 A.R.N. Publications

Narrator: Harriet Stevens
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Public Domain (P)2021 Calm Radio

Narrator: Claire Storey
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
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Persuasion

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Do you want to listen to Persuasion? If so, then keep reading.... Seven years ago, Anne Elliot broke off her engagement to Captain Frederick Wentworth, convinced that marrying a man without money or status would be a grave mistake. Now, she is past her prime and single at 27. But when the estranged paramours reconnect through a couple renting the Elliot family estate, Anne discovers she may have another shot at romance - this time, on her terms. What are you waiting for? Persuasion is one click away. Start listening now!

Public Domain (P)2020 Native Publishing House

Narrator: Alice Egan
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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Orgullo y prejuicio [Pride and Prejudice]

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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Publicada originalmente en 1813, Orgullo y prejuicio es una de las obras maestras de la literatura inglesa de todos los tiempos A lo largo de una trama que discurre con la precisión de un mecanismo de relojería, Jane Austen perfila una galería de personajes que conforman un perfecto y sutil retrato de la época: las peripecias de una dama empeñada en casar a sus hijas con el mejor partido de la región, los vaivenes sentimentales de las hermanas, el oportunismo de un clérigo adulador... El trazado de los caracteres y el análisis de las relaciones humanas sometidas a un rígido código de costumbres, elementos esenciales de la narrativa de la autora, alcanzan en Orgullo y prejuicio cotas de maestría insuperable. La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología de la autora. Asimismo recupera la introducción original de Penguin Clásicos a cargo de Tony Tanner, que desarrolló su carrera como catedrático de literatura inglesa y norteamericana en la Universidad de Cambridge. Sus acertadas reflexiones sobre la obra de Jane Austen son la mejor guía para adentrarse en el universo literario de esta autora. «Pero mi locura no ha sido el amor sino la vanidad.» Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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Orgullo y Prejuicio

Summary

Orgullo y prejuicio fue publicada por primera vez en 1813 y ha sido considerada una de las mejores novelas de Jane Austen. En ella, se relata la historia de las cinco hermanas Bennet y sus amores y desamores, centrándose en la figura de Elizabeth y en cómo debe superar obstáculos y madurar para descubrir a quién ama de verdad. Todo ello aderezado de un padre un poco excéntrico, una madre que roza el ridículo en sus ansias para casar a sus hijas, unas hermanas con caracteres muy diferentes y una auténtica colección de pretendientes interesados. Con buen ritmo y utilizando la comedia para endulzar la realidad, Austen describe de manera inteligente e irónica la vida de los jóvenes en la sociedad rural de su época.

©2016 Narratores (P)2016 Narratores

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Mansfield Park

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“The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.”  When Fanny Price is very young, she is sent away to live with her aunt and uncle at Mansfield Park, a large estate filled with all of Fanny’s insufferable cousins and family members. Her life is full of people mistreating her and acting unpleasant, and generally giving her a difficult time. She grows older in the midst of her mistreatment, and learns to adjust to the harsh environment at Mansfield Park. As Fanny grows older, she faces awkward situations as her cousins begin to fall in love and pair off, and what ensues is a twisting tale of love triangles, mistaken affection, playful seductions, and the pain of young love scorned. Fanny continues to age and work through all of the drama and theatrics of her family and the men wooing her, with one of them eventually following her as she returns to her original home in Portsmouth to be with her sister. Mansfield Park was Jane Austen’s third novel, and is often stated to be her most mature. The complex love entanglements, mature situations, and familial drama are common in Austen’s literature, but Mansfield Park is one of the most complex of her novels. The book has been lauded for its challenging of the conservative values of the age, and for its masterful artistry which cleverly disguises the social commentary within.

Public Domain (P)2020 InAudio

Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
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Los Watson

Summary

Emma Watson asiste a su primer baile. Su belleza e ingenuidad harán que todas las miradas se centren en ella. ¿Es eso la felicidad para una joven en la Inglaterra victoriana...? Con este pretexto, Jane Austen nos habla de nuevo de la condición de la mujer de su época, de su limitado papel en la sociedad y de su falta de recursos propios. Jane Austen (1775-1817) fue una novelista británica reconocida como una de las autoras más importantes de la literatura inglesa. Sus novelas se caracterizan por la densidad psicológica de los personajes, el tono de comicidad e ironía de las narrativas y un estilo sutil e ingenuo combinado con críticas mordaces sobre la época, la sociedad y el rol de la mujer en la Inglaterra de principios del siglo XIX. Además, dado que su familia pertenecía a la burguesía agraria, todas sus obras se encuentran situadas en dicho contexto, y abordan la cuestión del matrimonio como tema central.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Gilda Pizarro
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Lady Susan [French Version]

Summary

Une veuve spirituelle et jolie, mais sans un sou, trouve refuge chez son beau-frère, un riche banquier. Est-elle dénuée de scrupules, prête à tout pour faire un beau mariage, ou juste une coquette qui veut s'amuser ? Le jeune Reginald risque de payer cher la réponse à cette question... Grande dame du roman anglais, Jane Austen trace le portrait très spirituel d'une aventurière, dans la lignée des personnages d'Orgueil et Préjugé et de Raison et Sentiment.

©2000 Éditions Gallimard (P)2011 Éditions Gallimard

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Lady Susan

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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

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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L'Abbaye de Northanger

Summary

La jeune Catherine Morland, fille de pasteur, ingénue, profite d'une invitation pour faire ses premiers pas auprès la bonne société dans la ville d'eau de Bath. Au grès des rencontres et des amitiés, elle poursuit son séjour à l'Abbaye de Northanger. Cette demeure moyenâgeuse attise l'imagination de la jeune héroïne qui pense vivre une aventure digne de ses lectures de chevet. Elle sera confronter à un tableau bien plus réaliste. Parodiant avec drôlerie la littérature gothique en vogue à l'époque, Jane Austen, par ce roman initiatique dépeint les mœurs de la bourgeoisie anglaise avec une ironie piquante.

©Domaine public. Traduit par Hyacinthe de Ferrières (P)2019 Éditions Thélème

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Jane Austen Collection - Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion

Summary

Enjoy this Jane Austen collection, combining two of Jane's most noteworthy pieces, Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion, into one audiobook!

Public Domain (P)2020 Hanley Media

Narrator: Regan Brown
Author: Jane Austen
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
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Jane Austen Collection

Summary

This classic collection includes: Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park Emma Northanger Abbey Persuasion

Public Domain (P)2020 Rollo Bixio

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 65 hrs and 42 mins
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Fatal Burn

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“A TIGHT, TWISTY PLOT CATAPULTING TOWARD A FIERY CONCLUSION WILL PLEASE FANS AND SHOULD EARN JACKSON NEW ONES.” –Publishers Weekly He’s been waiting for this moment. With every kill, he can feel her getting closer. Very soon—just a few more victims to go. All he needed was the girl, Dani, and now that he has her, his plan is in motion, and no one can stop it… “A BOOK THAT’S HARD TO PUT DOWN.” –Times Record News The police don’t believe Shannon Flannery when she says someone is out there, watching her, trying to kill her. The only person on her side is Travis Settler. The former Special Forces agent is convinced Shannon’s dark past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, Dani—a child whose connection to Shannon is just the beginning of a nightmare…  “ONE OF JACKSON’S BEST.” –RT Book Reviews Secrets have been kept from Shannon. Dark, dangerous, and very fatal secrets. Now, with no one to trust but a man who has every reason to doubt her, Shannon’s determined to discover the shocking truth, even if it brings her face to face with a serial killer whose slow burn for vengeance will not be denied…

©2006 Susan Lisa Jackson (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
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Emma (Seasons Edition - Spring)

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She wished she might be able to keep him from an absolute declaration. That would be so very painful a conclusion of their present acquaintance! and yet, she could not help rather anticipating something decisive. She felt as if the spring would not pass without bringing a crisis, an event, a something to alter her present composed and tranquil state. Beautiful, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her single life and sees no need for neither love or nor marriage. However, nothing delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend, Mr. Knightley, and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. Emma (Seasons Edition - Spring) is one of three titles available in March 2021. The spring season also will include The Secret Garden and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Public Domain (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Imogen Wilde
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
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Emma

Summary

Emma Woodhouse es una joven hermosa, lista y rica, y a la vez, bastante mimada y empeñada en hacer de casamentera. Cuando la joven pierde la compañía de su antigua institutriz, se enfrenta a un vacío en su vida y decide ayudar a los demás a tener una vida tan perfecta como la suya. Es así que toma bajo su tutela a la humilde Harriet Smith para conseguirle un marido. Así, sus afanes para que Harriet tenga un matrimonio ventajoso junto con su personalidad manipuladora, provocarán una serie de enredos, malentendidos y confusiones que pondrán a prueba la confianza en sí misma y retrasarán su propio final feliz. Publicada en 1815, Emma es una novela cómica sobre los peligros de malinterpretar el romance. Con una prosa sencilla, elegante y natural, es una de las obras maestras de Jane Austen, en la que los juegos del amor y del destino trazan una deliciosa e ingeniosa historia. Ha sido adaptada al cine y a la televisión en varias ocasiones, siendo la más conocida la versión de 1996 con Gwyneth Paltrow como Emma, y su adaptación moderna, Clueless (1995) protagonizada por Alicia Silverstone.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
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Emma

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Pubblicato anonimo nel 1816, "Emma" appartiene agli scritti di Jane Austen cosiddetti "della maturità". Al centro del romanzo Emma Woodhouse, una giovane donna bellissima e un po' "viziata" che, rimasta padrona assoluta della casa dove vive dopo il matrimonio della sorella, si trova a gestire il piccolo mondo che le ruota intorno. Accolta in casa una ragazza, Henriette, Emma cerca di maritarla adeguatamente, cosa che darà adito a un intreccio appassionante di equivoci amorosi e situazioni in cui emergeranno appieno le diverse motivazioni, anche economiche, e i caratteri dei protagonisti. Diviso tra buoni sentimenti e meschine ragioni di ascesa sociale, anche in questo romanzo Jane Austen pone al centro del racconto le atmosfere, i desideri e i vissuti della "gentry" inglese di inizio Ottocento, riuscendo a restituirne gli odori e le aspirazioni più profonde. Una nuova e felice traduzione del grande classico della Austen, continuamente ripreso in sceneggiati e adattamenti televisivi, a riprova dell'attualità della trama e dei personaggi.

©2017 Per la traduzione italiana: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore. Tradotto da Bruno Amato (P)2019 Audible Studios

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
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Emma

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Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips. She’s young, pretty, and smart; she also happens to be the reigning queen of her village’s social scene. Emma lives in Highbury, a small town about 16 miles outside of London, with her aging father. Mr. Woodhouse loves Emma, but he’s utterly unable to offer her any guidance - which is perhaps why Emma doesn’t seem to have any sense of her own limitations. Life seems pretty sweet - if a bit boring - and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protégé, Harriet Smith.  Even though Emma’s determined never to marry herself, she immediately decides to find Harriet a husband. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives, and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.

Public Domain (P)2018 Booktrack

Narrator: Maria Therese
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
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Emma

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Emma Woodhouse, "belle, intelligente et riche" a vingt-et-un ans. Elle habite la belle demeure de Hartfield, près du gros bourg de Highbury, avec son père âgé, hypocondriaque et veuf, entourée d'amis fidèles, tel Mr. Knightley, son beau-frère, propriétaire du riche domaine voisin de Donwell Abbey. Son ancienne gouvernante, Miss Taylor, vient d'épouser un veuf fortuné, Mr. Weston, dont le fils a été adopté tout jeune par son oncle et sa tante, les Churchill, avec qui il vit à Enscombe, dans le Yorkshire. Emma, persuadée d'être à l'origine du mariage de Miss Taylor, et d'avoir des talents d'entremetteuse décide, pour occuper sa solitude, de faire épouser la jeune Harriet Smith par Mr. Elton, le vicaire de Highbury. Mais pour ce faire, elle doit la détourner de son penchant pour Mr. Martin, un jeune fermier plein de mérite.

©1910 domaine public (P)2020 Editions Jimy

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
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Emma

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Emma Woodhouse has successfully played matchmaker for her friend and discovers that she has a taste for setting up romances for her friends. She gets to work meddling in her friends’ affair, convincing them to call off imminent engagements and relationships in favor of ones she creates. The matchmaking quickly gets out of Emma’s hands, and her actions and instructions begin harming the people she cares about. Though she means well, her interference spirals and her good intentions cause difficulties and confusion. And though Emma continues to matchmake and attempt to create relationships among her friends, each new connection just adds another wrench in the works and scrambles the suitors once again. The question becomes who will be the final couples left together by the end of the novel? Told with Jane Austen’s signature charm and wit, Emma is the story of a most unusual heroine and the chaos she creates in her friend circle with her antics. It is a humorous and heartwarming novel that will leave listeners amused and enchanted.

Public Domain (P)2020 InAudio

Narrator: PJ Roscoe
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
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Emma

Summary

The age old question of who loves whom is a timeless one that transcends generations. If anyone knew how to incorporate the many intricacies and obstacles of romance into one novel, it was none other than Jane Austen. Few are actually aware that this novel has gone on to inspire many other productions, such as the movie Clueless. The classic focuses on the life of Emma, who is 20 years old when we meet her and is whole-heartedly satisfied with the idea that she will never get married. Despite her aversion to a lifelong commitment to love, throughout the novel, Emma tries to be a matchmaker to both friend and acquaintance, failing miserably at every opportunity. As she meddles her way throughout the book, she ends up considering different men to be her suitor, to which her wiser brother-in-law Mr. Knightly keeps a steady and suspicious eye on. Nearly each time Emma thinks she has a problem solved, Mr. Knightly shows her the error of her ways. At the end of the novel, Emma realizes that she is actually in love with Mr. Knightly.

©2016 A.R.N. Publications (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications

Narrator: Harriet Stevens
Author: Jane Austen
Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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A Jane Austen Collection

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Jane Austen died in 1817 at the age of 41 and wrote six beloved novels in her tragically short life. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma were published during her lifetime. Shortly after she died, both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published. Austen’s fans are everywhere, and a number of authors have paid homage to Austen by spinning off her novels into sequels, or they have retold her stories in diverse settings and in multiple time periods. For the Austen fan, the release of a brand-new production of Emma, starring Peaky Blinders actress Anya Taylor-Joy is cause for celebration. Three books in one! Audio format of Jane Austen's most beloved novels:  Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Persuasion

Public Domain (P)2020 Freedom Publishing

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 37 hrs and 48 mins
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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die 2

Summary

This Audiobook contains the following works The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Start at Chapters 1, A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Start at Chapters 10, Anne of Green Gables By Lucy Maud Montgomery Start at Chapters 16, Emma By Jane Austen Start at Chapters 54, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Start at Chapters 108, The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Start at Chapters 144, The Prophet By Khalil Gibran Start at Chapters 145, Think and grow rich By Napoleon Hill Start at Chapters 173, The Iliad By Homer Start at Chapters 191, The Science of Getting Rich By Wallace D. Wattles Start at Chapters 215. Also Available  10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die 1

©public domain (P)2020 Page2Page

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