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It's not as much fun to hear as it is to watch but it's still good.
Lindsay Duncan captures the wit and tone of Austen perfectly. Too much focus lately has been about Jane Austen's novels being romances. However, this reading really brings out the true genius of Austen.
Outstanding. 5 stars just isn't enough.
I chose this version because I am familiar with Lindsay Duncan as a good actor and presumed she would handle the characterizations well and display the drama, the charm, and, especially, the humor provided by Austen into the text.
Sadly, I was wrong. Not only were the characterizations poor - in most cases they were indistinguishable. She has a good voice, but not for reading novels, especially ones where character is so critical.
I have listened to many books, read by both men and women and have found most to be more than competent and many, quite extraordinary. This is the first book in which I have been sufficiently disappointed as to delete it from my library and search for another version.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
This is my one of my very favorite books. I love the characters, the English reserve and the embodiments of Pride and Prejudice. Our whole family loves to be creeped out by Mr. Collins and horribly embarrassed by Mrs. Bennett. I love Mr. Bennett, Jane, Bingly and all the major characters. This just takes me to a kinder and more genteel place where ladies are expected to act that way and gentlemen treat them as if they were delicate flowers. I love Mr. Darcy's nobleness of character and Elizabeth's fiery temper and independence of spirit. I've seen this as a play, the BBC production, and the more modern movie with Kiera Knightly, and they are all good, but the book is infinitely better. You actually get to know what Mr. Darcy is thinking and things are so much more plain in the book. If you haven't read this wonderful classic, you mustn't miss this. Buy it now!
As was the case with Emma, I found Pride and Prejudice to be completely enjoyable. Austen has a delightful way of bringing her characters to life: flaws and all. The settings are rich and expertly detailed without being over the top. I found myself completely enveloped in this story.
Audible would not let me download Pride and Prejudice. There is something wrong with their system and now it is not letting me delete my information. I will never use this again.
I got 45 minutes into the book and it just wasn't picking up at all. It tried skipping ahead a little, but it was still putting me to sleep. I will not be finishing it. Basically there are a bunch of young women that want to marry this handsome bachelor, and they just go on and on about who the man danced with at the ball. It just would never end. Why this book has such a high rating on Audible I will never know. Zzzzz.
I know this is a classic and all, but it was really couldn't get into it. Yuck. Total chick thing. And the British accents were so annoying.
The author is so breathless & talks so fast I can't understand it. I can see where an accent might add interest, but not to to point it's inaudible.