I'm An Assistant Manager For A Local Little Retail Business... Married My College Sweetheart April 5, 2013... I'm 100% A Book Nerd I Absolutely Love Audible & Love I Can Take It Anywhere I Go...
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.
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.
No, not really that bad...
Of course, there is nothing to be said about the story other than one of the best ever written. The only reason I downloaded this version was from the need for a 'refresher'. I have read Pride and Prejudice dozens of times, but had never listened to it. I have seen all the various movies, of course, but felt it was time to add it to my audiobook library as well.
However, I felt the need to comment, in particular with reference to the performance of the narrative. It was at times, tolerable, and most of the time, spine-chilling. I am not musically-trained, so I cannot comment on the specific notes she was hitting, but the narrator's shrill, sing-song, and far-fetched performance was obviously meant to be projected into a large theater. I was listening with my MiniJambox and was beginning to worry about this version of Mrs. Bennet shattering to pieces the few nice wine glasses I owned. Not to mention the howling dogs in my neighborhood... However, determined to finish the story, I put on my headphones to finish. Turned down very, very low.
Not bad for a few dollars, but say good-bye to your high-frequency hearing range.
I found it incredibly difficult to listen to the audio, the lady was either ridiculously loud or almost too quiet when she spoke.
I could not stand listening for more than three chapters, not because of Jane Austen's novel, but because the narrator shrieks from the outset. She is reading the book as if her audience were in kindergarten. Unbearable over-dramatization.
Could not tell you. I stopped listening early on for the reasons I give above.
Anyone with more restrain and good diction: Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep.
Oh where do I begin, Ms Messenger was absolutely brilliant with her narration and capturing each character. I'm a die hard Jane Austin fan; I've read Pride and Prejudice at least every year, watched every movie production and this is my first audiobook. I think Emma does a brilliant job capturing the essence of all the characters, she has a great dramatic flare that make you fall in love with this story all over again.
The book has drama, romance and comedy, I think people forget that the book has a comedic element and the narrator captures this and I was truly entertained listening to this version of Pride and Prejudice.