Loved the narrator, loved how writer blended the zombies in since I dont really care for any zombies movies or books. I was hesitant about getting this book a few years ago when I read Lincoln The Vampire Slayer, which was awesome, but when the movie was due out and critics were giving it thumbs up, I had to get this book prior to watching the movie. I loved it so much I am getting the prequel and sequel to this book.
I absolutely loved the new vision to the already amazing classic. This was so refreshing, and I believe this will bring a whole new age of readers and possibly introduce them to the world of classics that might have not be known to them.
For me I found this version of Pride and Prejudice very humorous and light and keeping all of the main beauty of what I love most of possibly one my favorite stories of all time.
If I had not ever read the original I would have not realized where the stories merged. This was a very excellent blend. I absolutely love zombies, and this was such a colorful tale.
The narrative was done with such exuberance. Very well done. Had no problem getting quickly wrapped up in the tale. No problem differentiating characters. Will be getting the pre/sequel.
Reading through some of the reviews, I feel like many people missed the point of the novel. It is a parody which means it is not meant to be taken seriously. Yes, the characters are significantly different because the scourge of the earth is walking and killing everyone. The Bennett's were trained with grand masters in fighting and killing. I feel like it much more reminiscent of the 1700s in the bloodthirsty factor because people held duels back for honor back then. It would, therefore, make sense that the duels could be fought with katanas. Elizabeth is determined that she shall not marry, because many fighting women were forced to give up their activities and become devoted mothers. She declares that the only man she could love would also be a fighter and would not ask her to give up fighting during their marriage. In walks Darcy - England's most renowned fighter (apart from his aunt) who comes to see Elizabeth a very worthy match with her strong personality and impeccable fighting skills. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes the core ideas of the original, flips them on their head, but still keeps them intact. It is a hilarious read/listen, and anyone who is a fan of the original will be delighted.
As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
I wasn't expecting to like this book. Twisting a great book? You just don't do that!
I was very surprised, and happy with this book. It was funny and kept me engaged. The author's preface was an added bonus to help understand the thinking behind this adaptation of a great work.
Everything you expect from Pride and Prejudice with added fun. All the things you wanted to have happened to every character you hated or loved previously, happened in one way or another.
Loved it! It was great fun listening to this book. Also, found a new narrator I like.
I do not know what I have ever done to deserve such a glorious story betrothed to me by my dearest Seth but I promise I will cherish it for the entire length of my life. Most thanks to you sir. Most thanks indeed.
I have loved the original Pride and Prejudice since I first read it in high school. I must say, though I love the original, I am a fan of this sequence of events. This reading is perfect, the narrator has the perfect balance to manage both the high-society and zombie battle aspects of the story without sounding awkward.
What a delightful rework of Ms. Austen's novel. I was so happy to read a book that combines period fiction and the supernatural. The original work itself was a great read, this addition only added to my enjoyment.