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10 Great Audiobooks for Fans of Jane Austen

27/12/2023

One of literature's most beloved authors, Jane Austen has mesmerized generations of readers with romantic tales like Pride and Prejudice that are set within Regency England. And even if you've read her novels before, they're always worth revisiting as audiobooks.

Spotify recently redesigned the covers for a number of literary audiobook classics, including five from Austen. Working with Spotify designer Jessica Dugan, artist Ariel VanNatter took inspiration from embroidered handkerchiefs to create the detailing and lettering featured on each cover.

If you're caught up on your Austen classics, we also have a collection of romantic romps, thrilling whodunits, and non-fiction deep dives to recommend. So keep scrolling to discover 10 great audiobooks for fans of Jane Austen.

Rekindle your love for Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Narrated By Hannah Curtis

Austen's debut novel Sense and Sensibility is a tale of love set in late 18th-century England that has captivated audiences since it was published. After tragedy strikes sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, they find themselves searching for suitable husbands. Each approaches love differently, with one impulsively jumping into romance while the other taking a more prudent path. Elinor feels ill-equipped to compete with the self-centered, fortune-driven society she finds herself in, whilst Marianne's unshakeable belief in her own feelings makes her susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Can they both find true love?

Mansfield Park Jane Austen Narrated By PJ Roscoe

Winding romantic entanglements, mature situations, and familial drama are common in Austen's literature, but Mansfield Park is one the author's most complex novels. The book has been lauded for its challenging of the conservative values of the age, and for its masterful artistry which cleverly disguises the social commentary within. When Fanny Price is very young, she is sent away to live with her aunt and uncle at Mansfield Park, a large estate filled with all of Fanny's insufferable cousins and family members. Her life is full of people mistreating her and acting unpleasant, and generally giving her a difficult time. As Fanny grows older, she faces awkward situations as her cousins begin to fall in love and pair off, and what ensues is a twisting tale of love triangles, mistaken affection, playful seductions, and the pain of young love scorned.

Emma Jane Austen Narrated By PJ Roscoe

Told with Austen's signature charm and wit, Emma is the story of an unusual heroine and the chaos she creates in her friend circle with her antics. It's a humorous and heartwarming novel that will leave readers amused and enchanted.Emma Woodhouse has successfully played matchmaker for her friend and discovers a new skill. She gets to work meddling in her friends' affair, convincing them to call off imminent engagements and relationships in favor of ones she creates.The matchmaking quickly gets out of Emma's hands, and her actions and instructions begin to harm. Though well-intended, her interference spirals, causing difficulties and confusion. And though Emma continues to make matches amongst her friends, the question becomes: Which couples will be together by the end?

Northanger Abbey Jane Austen Narrated By PJ Roscoe

Northanger Abbey is Austen's satirical, self-referential parody of the gothic fiction. This classic coming-of-age story blends over-the-top drama, fascinating characters, and Austen's patented eloquence. Catherine Moreland is an imaginative 17-year-old who loves to read the dark, mysterious, and romanticized genre. She is at the age that ladies of her era are meant to be courting and settling into lives of leisure. As Catherine begins to navigate the world outside of her family, her naivete and escapism become barriers to society. She begins to fancy herself as a character in a gothic drama. Everyday scenarios become romanticized and dramatic, natural deaths become mysterious, and innocent motives are questioned.

Lady Susan Jane Austen Narrated By PJ Roscoe

One of Austen's earliest completed novels, Lady Susan is a fun glimpse at British society in the 18th century. It's also a fascinating character study of Lady Susan Vernon, an unscrupulous widow who charms everyone she meets-particularly the men-and is keen on toying with emotions for her own amusement. Told in letters between various characters, Lady Susan follows the coquette's escapades and influences on her family, and the impact her presence has on their trysts and ties to one another.

Looking for more Regency romance? Once Upon a Duke Erica Ridley Narrated By Rosie Akerman

Part of the 12 Dukes of Christmas historical romance series, Erica Ridley's Once Upon a Duke is a heartwarming romance full of reunions and second chances. Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. And as soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back-and they both know he won't stay. But how can the Duke resist rekindling the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind? How can Noelle maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?

The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen KJ Charles Narrated By Martyn Swain

In KJ Charles' The Secret Lives of Country Gentleman, Gareth Inglis is a lonely, prickly man who was abandoned by his father. While he is used to disappointment, he still longs for connection. He falls head over heels with a charming stran
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