I loved the balance of a classic with an modern twist. I would have honestly never listened to the original. I will come back to this one again. I listened to this quite some time ago but now hear there is a movie coming, we all know the book will be better :)
Pretty much the original story with zombie mayhem. It's hilarious, but I didn't like some of the changes to some of the characters.
Narrator performed different character's voices distictly, and embodied the aire of each character and situation well. This book was a lot of fun to listen to while finally partaking in classic literature.
I think the fact that Kathrine Kellgren is such a great narrator. She was so able to capture the essence of Austen's original book and tie it into modern day/futurist zombie times that it didn't even seem that ridiculous of an idea while listening to it.
I liked that the essence of the Pride and Prejudiced story was still there, if you love that story you'll love this book! It was the same story, which to me never gets old, plus a fun twist with how the same plot twist come to be.
I think any scene where these smart behaved young sisters suddenly pull out their spears and other weapons is always surprising and a riot to listen to.
No, the love story that is portrayed in the original book is just as prominent here so that always gives me the mushy aww feeling, and that as nice. But no real tears or craziness different than the original book.
If you are a a person who loves the classics, but also loves new things you'll love this book. But be careful, if you are like my English major cousin, you'll think it was "a shame to ruin such a great story". But I have listened to it more than once and love it.
I've read all of Austen's books, and at first was really hesitant toward the Zombies version. After the recommendation from a trusted good friend, I gave it a listen and enjoyed the comparisons between the two story lines, the easy listening voice over, and how aspects of different characters were brought out through the new story line.
AMAZING. I would probably buy other books she does just because she's so good.
Well you know...all the Darcy moments obviously :)
The first 4 hours were Jane Austen style which attracts more women but then the middle of the book transforms into adolescent boy humor.
I knew what I was getting into and was pleasantly surprised with the word choices and description Seth added. But then the story went from Jane Austen to a whole new story of eating hearts and bathroom humor which made me turn it off immediately.