Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, "married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice." Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help with her over-large family. Sir Thomas provides assistance in helping his nephews into lines of work suitable to their education, and takes his eldest niece, Fanny Price, then ten years old, into his home to raise with his own children. It is Fanny's story we follow in Mansfield Park. (Summary by Karen Savage with text from Mansfield Park)
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Karen Savage is an awesome reader, maintaining a unique and consistent voice for each character that made it easy to keep track with all of Austen’s pronouns. Her pace moves things along but at a natural cadence. And her tone highlights Austen’s dry wit.
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Karen Savage is an absolutely wonderful reader. She brings these characters to life.