Audiobook Review: Sense & Sensibility

Edge Induced Cohesion

Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen, read by Wanda McCaddon

As someone who has both repeatedly read and listened to [1] Jane Austen’s novels, one might wonder what one gets out of an experience like this one.  Sense & Sensibility was clearly not Jane Austen’s best work, but there is still something deeply intriguing here about the contrasting fates of the two sisters whose limited social connections and absence of sufficient information lead them to private heartache.  Older sister Elinor is all good sense and prudence, but finds herself emotionally attached to a diffident young man (Edward), her relative by marriage, who is already engaged in a secret engagement with a wholly unsuitable woman who worms her ways into Elinor’s confidence and burdens her with a secret that makes her intensely miserable even if she handles it with honor.  In contrast, open-hearted and careless Marianne finds herself attached to an…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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