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.
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.