Retail pak Penguin Audiobooks 1996
CS ISBN 0140861823 $23.95 Four cassettes
In this elegant abridgment, Harriet Walter (Fanny Dashwood in the film Sense and Sensibility) brings her exquisite articulation to bear on the inhabitants of gracious Mansfield Park. Walter's voicing of the characters is expert, displaying not only a virtuosity with accent and tone, but also a deep understanding of Austen's class distinctions. The maddening hypocrisy of Fanny's aunt, Mrs. Norris, and the clenched jaw of her uncle, the baronet, are both in delightful contrast to the livelier members of the party. The distinction the reader draws between the captivating, but shallow, Mary Crawford and the mild and sensitive Fanny Price leaves no doubt that our hero will eventually triumph in Edmond Bertram's heart. T.M. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 98]
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