The narrator does an amazing job. The story is excellent. I couldn't stop listening. I love both the book and the movie. Highly recommend everyone to listen to this book.
"writer - reader"
There is a reason this is a classic. Doesn't matter what kind of romances you like, this one is a must read, or listen in this case.
i decided to read this bc it was classic and so many people gave it 5 stars. I only managed to get through 30% of it. Ton of senseless chatting... Such a disappointment
No books read by Limdsay Duncan. Her voice is unpleasant. It sounds as if she may be wearing a denture. This was such a distraction for me that I purchased a different version with a different reader.
I love Pride and Prejudice....just not with this reader.
This was my first audiobook. I enjoyed reading Pride and Prejudice immensely (so you in terms of the story, I can't be depended on to be unbiased!) and I bought the audiobook for the sole purpose of determining if a recording could do justice to such an amazing classic. I imagined they hearing a story that I've previous read would not be anymore interesting than reading. But it turned out to be well worth it! The reader read really well, and my interest was maintained throughout listening to her. It turned out that having a voice and reenact the book adds a different kind of enjoyment and increased my appreciation of it. Pride and prejudice wasn't a tailored to be an audiobook, so I felt that it was challenging in that aspect. Some interactions between two characters involved the exchanging of quite a few spoken statements, and were under the assumption that one could always trace back in the book to determine who was the speaker (aka there were no names mentioned to tell the listener who was speaking). Lindsey navigated this quite well, by giving a different tone or quality of voice to each character. The tone was unique for each person, and sometimes, was symbolic for his or her unique attributes and demeanour. Mrs Bennet's "voice" was particularly amusing to me. I found that I could keep track of who was speaking more easily than I expected. I enjoyed it very much and it is definitely recommended for other pride and prejudice fans like myself.
I thought it was a very typical love story of different birth, but still so well written and performed that it deserves no less than all the praise I can offer. Heck I just wrote in the same style as the book.
I don't know how she did it, but Lindsey Duncan created a distinct voice for each character that perfectly suited him or her. She made a wonderful novel perfect!