Try free for 2 months

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.
Persuasion cover art

Persuasion

By: Jane Austen
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Try for $0.00

AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $27.99

Buy Now for $27.99

Pay using voucher balance (if applicable) then card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's 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.

What listeners say about Persuasion

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    189
  • 4 Stars
    31
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    177
  • 4 Stars
    35
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    173
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jo
  • 02-04-2017

Jane Austen at her best

I never get tired of listening to this book. Performed brilliantly by Juliet Stevenson with accuracy and intimacy. You will sigh with Anne Elliot and cringe at her sisters. Very entertaining

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Exellent

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like Jane Austen then you will enjoy this narrated edition that is so very well done.
Juliet Stevenson is just fantastic and a pleasure to listen to.

What other book might you compare Persuasion to, and why?

Jane Austen is in a class of her own. There are many who have used the basis of this story to create their own version but of course, the gentleness and softness of Jane Austen cannot be recreated.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the whole book

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

there is already a film of this book.

Any additional comments?

The narrator is just fantastic and does justice to to the words from the pen of the Author Jane Austen.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

Persuasion is my absolute favourite Austen novel. I’ve read it so many time, but was reluctant to listen to it in case it wasn’t performed as well as it is in my head. Juliet Stevenson truly does this justice. It’s a wonderful telling and I definitely recommend it.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Delightful

This was a very well done version and the reader was perfect for characters of the book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I loved this story

So beautiful and delicious to read. Made me smile. I felt like had met the characters. It's so interesting to see people be written in this manner.
You are told of each characters personality in the beginning and then all the characters are thrown into the world for you to observe. How will someone with this personality interact with the world? So human, I could see the foolishness of people within myself. What happens when you are vain? Too easily manipulated by appearances? Or foolish enough to never doubt your own judgement without further examination. So human. And the romance squeezed my heart. As someone who has never fallen in love so strongly, I could feel the affection of Anne like I too was in love.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Umpteenth re-listen and still love it.

I love Anne Elliot’s interiority in this book - so much is not said and the suspense is in the reticence of Anne and resentment of wentworth. Once again JA conducts an orchestra of quirky and finely drawn characters.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My favourite Austen, beautifully narrated

I have listened to this many times now. Being my favourite Austen, I found the narration absolutely perfect.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

It's Jane Austen

When you buy an audiobook of a Jane Austen novel, you know what you are getting so it all comes down to the reader as to how great your enjoyment is going to be. Juliet Stevenson is the best reader of Jane Austen I have heard. The language can sound stilted or arch with other readers but Juliet sounds very natural.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A pleasure to listen to

I enjoyed the story and the narrator. Easy listening for any Jane Austen fans.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love Jane Austen!

I have read this story numerous times and now listened a few times! Thanks for an Audible version.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.