Sense and Sensibility Author:Jane Austen Perhaps the most affecting and accomplished of Jane Austen's novels, Sense and Sensibility (which grew out of an adolescent sketch, "Elinor and Marianne") tells the story of two sisters, polar opposites Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, whose hopes of marrying well are smashed when their family's estate is left to an arrogant stepson upon the death ... more »of their father. Thus pauperized, the practical, almost prissy Elinor (the "sense" of the duo) sets out to hide her deep affection for her brother-in-law, pained at the fact that they cannot marry. But when younger Marianne, indulging her almost hedonistic pursuit of passion, becomes infatuated with a dashing rogue, her clamorous spirit threatens to blind her to a more lasting and genuine love. Delicately piercing and exquisite in its irony, Sense and Sensibility--Austen's first published novel--is a profound examination of two sisters who discover the limits of both the mind and the heart.« less
This audio book has six cds, is dramatized as well as read to you in stereo sound, and is very entertaining. The voices were amusing as is the wonderful retelling of Sense and Sensibility. 6 1/2 hours!