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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Jan 26, 2010

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bookshelves: audio, austen-related, classics
Read from February 02 to 11, 2010

I love the stories that Jane Austen has to tell, but I found that Persuasion was the hardest one for me to accustom myself to, so far anyway. While P&P and S&S were relatively easy to delve into, Persuasion didn't seem to provide that same ease. The story's tone wasn't as inviting, and although it did become interesting at times, I found myself almost tuning it out more than once as I listened to it.

For some reason, the characters didn't seem to have the same vibrancy to me. Anne Elliot doesn't grab my attention the way any of the Bennet sisters did, or Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Elizabeth Elliot, though vain and self-centered, paled in comparison to Caroline Bingley, who was much more interesting as an antagonist of sorts.

Still, despite that my interest was never fully engaged, the story was a little interesting. It now makes sense where most dime-a-dozen romance novels get their basic plots.
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02/08/2010 "disc 5 track 1"
02/11/2010 "disc 6 track 7"

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