As a fan of classic literature, this was a must for my audible collection. Ms Duncan does a lively job and adds much to the experiance.
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books. I've read it many times and have seen all film versions several times too. So I am not going into how much I love the book as a whole as well as all the characters in it. What I want to say is that the narration is excellent. After I listened to all available audio versions of this book on Audible, I decided to buy this one. It was a good choice. Maybe the others are as good too, but I do not regret my decision. Even though I know by heart what happens in which scene, I couldn't stop listening. The narration was captivating.
This is my favorite Jane Austen book and it is a pleasure to listen to Ms Duncan's narration. She grasps the nuances of the author and brings the story to life.
My wife and daughter talked me into reading this book. I enjoyed it and thought the narrator was excellent. She made the charactors come to life, while seaming to have fun with the story.
I am a fan of both fiction and non-fiction with a recent bias toward fiction, possibly due to my history background. ]
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.