I thought the narrator was first rate. This is the book to listen to for first time Jane Austen listeners. Fun Characters and morals. Mr Darcy truly takes getting beat-up verbally from a woman like a man, and like most verbal bashings of that kind he is misjudged by that woman.
I disagree that Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's most popular novel. I've always been undeer the belief that "Emma" was not only her best but also most popular.
My suggestion: buy both and take your pick. :-)