This audio is really excellent; you almost feel you are right there amongst the Bennet family. I have listened to it many many times. Recommend this to all Jane Austen fans especially, you'll love it!
My favorite book next to To Kill A Mockingbird. Josephine Bailey gives a fantastic performance, giving hilarity, gravity, and emotion each their proper weight.
Still one of my favorites. It would have been a great read if thw reader moved through each passage a bit slower. Wasn't able to savor all the moments due to the speed.
I don't need to actually review the book but I will just say that I LOVED it! Im in my 30's and just thinking about it - I am SO happy I never read this book until now. There is so much to appreciate that would have been missed by my younger self. As this being my introduction to Jane Austen, I have to say I am beyond blown away at how advanced she was for her time - such a natural! Its crazy to imagine a woman in those days writing something like this, which just screams of how insanely cool she was!
As far as the narration - Josephine Bailey did an excellent job performing the characters, but her actual narration of the story in between dialogs was kind of weird and choppy. I will say that I sampled literally ALL the versions audible had, and this one sounded the best at the time, so Im still gland I went with it in the end.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone intimidated by a "classic". It wasn't at all drawn out, hard to understand, or boring as many of them have the rep of being - at least that's what I was afraid of. Jane Austen's wit and sassiness demands admiration and claimed me as a fan by the first chapter. SO GOOD!!