This one is one of my favorites. The reader was excellent, and she really brought the story alive.
Collins' proposal and Lydia's return dinner.
I laughed out loud quite a lot at Mr. Bennett's reactions to almost everything.
This reader is just fabulous. She brought so many of the characters to life in a way that would not have happened if I read the book myself. Just splendid.
The story lost my interested after a few hours. I kept thinking it will get better because it is a "classic" but it just was not for me.
Lindsay Duncan is a talented narrator, giving inflection and color to each character. Her take on Mrs. Bennett made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Really delightful! She really got the "poor me" whiny voice of Mrs. Bennett without making it grate on my ears. I love Jane Austen and especially Pride and Prejudice, so it goes without saying that I love the story. It's a classic for good reason!
This makes it an absolute joy to commute! I find myself sitting in the driveway not actually wanting to get out of the car!
Lovely melodic tone, great story, what more could you want? Highly recommended.
This novel is long and has a lot of characters so it is hard to listen without the novel in front of you. I use it for high school seniors. It is still better than me reading it to them or vice versa.
Definitely Beautiful language and very well written
Lindsay Duncan has a a lovely voice. It is expressive and engages the listener! She is an extremely skilled narrator.
Lindsay Duncan enhanced the story by bringing the book to life with her narration.
Pride and Prejudice is a classic--no need to write a review about the novel here. Lindsay Duncan is the best narrating voice I've heard thus far. She interprets the characters impeccably, and the variety of her voice-overs is astonishing. This is the edition to add to your audiobook library.
I love the character development. The characters of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy especially are so easy to get wrapped up in!
When Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy first meet again at Pemberly after his proposal.
Seeing the changed Mr. Darcy at Pemberly and Elizabeth's reaction to him.
There were many moments, but one small moment that sticks out is when Mr. Darcy tells Caroline Bimgley that he has long considered Elizabeth as one of the handsomest women of his acquaintance. I thought it was such a sweet declaration!
This is one of my favorite books of all time and it seems to get better every time I read it! I am so glad to have the audiobook now as well!
I think most Americans would rather listen to a British accent than our own, most of the time. And it's particularly satisfying with a story set in England. Listening to Lindsay Duncan was pure, unadulterated delight.
There are too many memorable moments to savor them all. But one of the more delicious is Elizabeth's last conversation with and staunch refusal to be cowed by Lady Catherine deBourg. And then there's her conversation with her father about Mr. Collins' proposal, which ends with his admonishment that, since her mother will never speak to her if she refuses, and he will never speak to her if she accepts, she must choose carefully. And of course, there's the momentous walk with Mr.Darcy where she confesses that her feelings are "so much changed as to be quite the opposite", and she becomes his "dearest, loveliest Elizabeth."
It isn't possible to listen to a story of this length in one sitting. The beauty of audio is that it redeems car time, kitchen clean-up time, etc. and one has only to push "play" to continue the story while hands and eyes are otherwise occupied. So large chunks of several days can be spent happily occupied with Jane without altogether neglecting the rest of life.
Although the story has been often told and dramatized with varying results; this is definitely worth adding to your permanent audio library.
Narration is better-than-average.
If you enjoy a good human story with subtle humor revealing human frailties this is a story for you.
I had forgotten how much there is to love in this story. It's so finely crafted. Lindsay Duncan's voice made me feel like I was spending my afternoons with PBS and a cup of tea. It's just what I had hoped for.