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Sense and Sensibility

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,118 Sterne; 76 Bewertungen)

The two eldest Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, one of whom (Elinor) embraces practicality and restraint while the other (Marianne) gives her whole heart to every endeavor. When the Dashwoods - mother Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor, Marianne, and youngest sister Margaret - are sent, almost impoverished, to a small cottage in Devonshire after the death of their father and the machinations of their brother's wife, they accept their new circumstances with as much cheer as they can muster even though their brother and his wife have taken over the family estate and fortune. Marianne finds herself falling in love with the dashing Willoughby, who ends up being not all that he appears. Elinor, the more sensible of the two, falls for Edward Ferrars, a match that seems much more suitable. All of these pleasant connections are, however, soon disrupted. Willoughby leaves and ignores Marianne. Elinor finds out an unexpected secret about Ferrars that puts her on her caution in pursuing their relationship. As these complications develop, Marianne soon finds herself distraught despite having attracted another suitor, the reliable, but older, Colonel Brandon. Elinor steps into the breach to try to help her sister regain her equilibrium. Both learn what a broken heart can feel like and adjust in their own separate ways. Since this is an Austen novel and a romance, be assured that all comes right in the end. (Summary by Michelle Crandall) (12 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

9:37

Read by Michelle Crandall

Chapter 02

11:22

Read by Michelle Crandall

Chapter 03

9:32

Read by Michelle Crandall

Chapter 04

13:25

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 05

7:28

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 06

7:51

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 07

7:43

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 08

7:35

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 09

10:43

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 10

13:46

Read by Judy Bieber

Chapter 11

8:33

Read by Kymm Zuckert

Chapter 12

9:32

Read by Kymm Zuckert

Chapter 13

13:45

Read by Susan Denney

Chapter 14

8:46

Read by Calliope

Chapter 15

16:48

Read by Sarah Key-DeLyria

Chapter 16

12:09

Read by Larysa Jaworski

Chapter 17

9:30

Read by Larysa Jaworski

Chapter 18

8:39

Read by Heather Barnett

Chapter 19

16:20

Read by Heather Barnett

Chapter 20

14:05

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 21

17:01

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 22

16:21

Read by Larysa Jaworski

Chapter 23

14:33

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 24

13:01

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 25

13:26

Read by Susan Denney

Chapter 26

12:43

Read by featherheadfop

Chapter 27

12:10

Read by featherheadfop

Chapter 28

7:19

Read by featherheadfop

Chapter 29

21:03

Read by Kristen McQuillin

Chapter 30

15:32

Read by Kristen McQuillin

Chapter 31

20:52

Read by Kristen McQuillin

Chapter 32

17:10

Read by Patricia Oakley

Chapter 33

19:44

Read by Patricia Oakley

Chapter 34

17:05

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 35

14:25

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 36

17:30

Read by Tina Tilney

Chapter 37

28:47

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 38

18:56

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 39

11:30

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 40

14:31

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 41

14:49

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Chapter 42

11:35

Read by Sharmini Kumar

Chapter 43

21:15

Read by Sharmini Kumar

Chapter 44

33:48

Read by Michelle Crandall

Chapter 45

12:54

Read by Michelle Crandall

Chapter 46

21:10

Read by Patricia Oakley

Chapter 47

17:32

Read by Patricia Oakley

Chapter 48

10:10

Read by Patricia Oakley

Chapter 49

29:04

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 50

18:04

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Bewertungen

Too Fast to Love

(1 Sterne)

I love this book, but it is hard to enjoy chapters 27-29 read by Kelly Bescherer. Her "This is a librivox recording" intro is well timed for this book, however, once she starts reading the actual chapters, she sounds as if she has joined a marathon. "Maryanne" sounds like "Marion" and she seems to gasp for breath after the end of paragraphs. The end of sentences run together. I love anything read by Kara Shallenberg, who has a wonderful voice, the perfect pace, and draws you into each book. But based on the fast reading of Kelly Bescherer, I say go for version 2 of Sense and Sensibility off Librivox read by Mark F. Smith. (http://librivox.org/sense-and-sensibility-by-jane-austen-version-02/)

Too many readers

(1,5 Sterne)

This version is read by far too many people. You ought to get accustomed to one voice then it changes. No to mention some readings to be comical, with the reader trying to "act" the characters with different voices and some readings were quite unbearable to listen.

(1 Sterne)

Couldn't get past chapter 15. I did not enjoy the reading. I've just started listening to version 4. It's excellent.

Nice book and reading, though using some expedients

(3 Sterne)

Totally agree with the previous comment, though I think that a few bad read chapters(26.27.28), hurriedly read that is, could not much influence the good value and prize of the whole book, achieved through the great efforts of many other volunteers. As a remedy for those few chapters I listened to the always good mark's smith reading of this novel: http://www.archive.org/details/sense_and_sensibility_ms_librivox and all was fine. Good thing we have a choice. Enjoy!

Hodge Podge

(2 Sterne)

I found it difficult to listen to this version. There were so many varying readers that by the time I was familiar with a reader, it changed. There were a wide range of lisps, accents, and speeds that were not pleasant to listen to. I took the recommendation of the first 2 comments and must agree.

Nice to listen to while knitting

(5 Sterne)

Though I don’t think that Sense and Sensibility is quite as good as Pride and Prejudice, I really enjoyed the audiobook, especially to knit to. It’s a very relaxing novel. The only issue I had was the number of different voices narrating, but this is still an amazing and FREE resource

...But for those who like faster paced reading,

(4 Sterne)

and fall asleep with just one voice reading the whole thing, it could be (: a good option.

(4,5 Sterne)

still wish Marianne had married wiloughby tho . it is a good book and readers are easy to understand