I obviously love this story, but I found there were times that the narrator (who is generally good) reads sentences so that it was a little boring -- when the narration wasn't a character speaking, there were times (but certainly not the bulk of the reading) that it sounded rote without much thought or feeling for what was being said. It got a little distracting, but wasn't as critical since I am well acquainted with the story. The variation of character voices is good, but the
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Love How Emma Acted Out Each Parts!
No Need To Rename It.
I hardly have time to read an actual book. Being able to work and clean house while listening to a book has been wonderful I enjoyed the old time setting of the book an how Emma Messenger Brings the book to life it's quiet wonderful.
Charming, Captivating, and Insightful !
It gave me insights into a society that was bounded much by decorum, aristocracy, and a strong sense of moral code. It made me appreciate the importance of manners and measured communication in human relationships. It is interesting to note that while communication was proper and formal and somewhat restraint, the manner in which the men in the stories would suddenly propose marriage in an effusive manner to women they hardly knew was wildly surprising and somewhat entertaining.
This is the first time I was acquainted with Emma Messenger - her dramatic reading of the lines and her rendition of the characters, particularly Mrs Bennett, Mr Collins, and Lady Catherine was unique and entertaining. My appreciation of the novel was enhanced by Emma Messenger's passionate but thoughtful reading of the story. I would certainly buy another book, read by Ms Messenger, regardless of the book's content.
No. Because the language was somewhat formal and traditional and that the length of the entire audiobook was 14 over hours, it would have been hard to listen to everything in one sitting. But I found myself being drawn to the insights that the author had given us about the characters and the rather unusual and unique choice of words.
Initially I was concerned about the length of the novel and the language used might not sustain my interest - but i was wrong. I found myself being engaged, enthralled,and enlightened by this book. No wonder this book has sold more than 20 million copies since it was first published. And i can't believe that I am actually looking forward to listening to another unabridged audio book by Jane Austen.
Listening and reading a book is the best way to read a book!!!
Yes, love this book narrator is very good, and the price is awesome.
Reading Darcy's letter.
Darcy and Lizzy's encounter after he first proposed at his house.
True love is deeper than his pride and her prejudice.
Every women should read this book, and every man should learn from it.
The challenge of listening to the audio version is choosing the narrator. The narration by Emma Messenger was very well done, she successfully captured the intonations of each character. And as I continue to mature and evolve, I am able to further reflect on what a radical feminist Jane Austen really was and how some things change while others do not in regards to our roles and goals in life as women.
I have always loved this book, specially Mr Darcy haha. I really enjoyed the way it was read with the voices matching what I expected of the characters... I only didn't like so much how the male voices were done specially Mr Darcy's, Mr Bingley's and Wickham's. But I know it is difficult for a woman to imitate the voice of a man and viceversa and I didn't disliked the voices so much as to dislike the audiobook. The rest was really well done.
"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
if you have read or listened to many versions of pride and prejudice. This is the one to get.
I have heard so much about Jane Austen, quite a number of my friends would cite her as a favorite author so with those recommendations I have tried many times to read the actual book. I have never made it more than a few chapters in. So I thought I'd try an audiobook to see if hearing someone else read it would do more to captivate me...no!
The performance is dull...Well half dull. The female roles are fine they sound warm and have some depth but when the author reads in a male characters voice she sounds harsh and very off putting, enough so that I want to turn the audiobook off.
Disliking the performances makes the source material that much more boring.
So glad I purchased this title! I am 50 years old and had not read Pride and Prejudice. So many times I started to read the copy that I bought years ago but just couldn't get into it.
I hoped that listening to this classic would do it. I am happy to say that I enjoyed it whole heartedly! I finally "get it" and look forward to listening to other Jane Austin works