Jane Austen was born 240 years ago, on December 16, 1775. Elizabeth is a big Austen fan, and has recorded many of her novels, as well as a number of adaptations. Here is a complete list of Austen audiobooks that Elizabeth has narrated:
- From the Pemberley Variations series: Alone With Mr. Darcy, The Darcys of Derbyshire, Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections, Mr. Darcy’s Obsession, A Pemberley Medley, and To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds (ACX, 2012-2015).
- Remember the Past and Twelfth Night at Longbourn by Maria Grace (ACX, 2014-2015).
- The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen by Shannon Winslow (ACX, 2014).
- Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey (ACX, 2013).
- Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight (ACX, 2013).
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of her latest audiobook: The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen by Shannon Winslow, now available at Audible. This wonderful adaptation of Austen’s final completed novel, Persuasion, applies the story to Austen’s own romantic life. Elizabeth loved narrating this book and providing the voice of Jane Austen.
For every fan who has wished Jane Austen herself might have enjoyed the romance and happy ending she so carefully crafted for all her heroines: The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen, by Shannon Winslow. What if the tale Jane Austen told in her last, most poignant novel was inspired by momentous events in her own life? While creating Persuasion, Jane Austen also kept a private journal in which she recorded the story behind the story, her real-life romance with a navy captain of her own. The parallel could only go so far, however. As author of her characters’ lives, but not her own, Jane Austen made sure to fashion a second chance and happy ending for Anne and Captain Wentworth. Then, with her novel complete and her health failing, she prepared her simple will and resigned herself to never seeing the love of her life again. Yet fate, it seems, wasn’t quite finished with her. Nor was Captain Devereaux. The official record says that Jane Austen died at 41, having never been married. But what if that’s only what she wanted people to believe? It’s time she, through her own private journal, revealed the rest of her story.