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.
I was extremely skeptical of this book when it originally came out; after all, I truly enjoy the original worm and find the zombie phenomenon overdone. Still, I decided to give it a try, and am glad that I did. The voice acting is excellent, the additions to the original text are fun. I love that the zombies are referred to as "unmentionables" in Society. The debates between the Chinese and Japanese fighting styles push several scenes that could have potentially been far to close to the original to feel relevant to an England under attack by the walking dead. And through it all is Mrs. Bennet, still with her head filled with trying to get her daughters married off and succumbing to her "nerves." A good read, even for lovers of the original text.
The narrator really helped bring out the story, loved her. I loved the original story but also love Sci-fi so was intrigued. I wasn't entirely disappointed, fun twist to a classic.