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.
That Pride and Prejudice is wonderful is not news. Anyone who appreciates novels of wit, intelligence, and manners has probably encountered it already.
I'm writing this review to comment upon the narration which unfortunately was not up to the standards of the novel. It was often difficult to tell minor characters apart. For example the two Bingley sisters sounded almost the same and in rapid-fire dialog it was impossible to discern who was talking. Although the narrator was quite good conveying enthusiasm and animation, she fell into an unfortunate pattern when reading straight descriptions. Every sentence began to sound just like the last as her voice rose and fell in the same way from line to line.
Also, this should be marked as an abridged copy. Or perhaps it is simply very badly proofed. At one point I was having trouble following fast dialogue and picked up the book to get a handle on who was talking. That is when I discovered the narrator would omit occasional words (such as, "said Mr. Bingley"). This is inexcusable.
If I'd have picked this up from LibriVox as the work of a talented amateur it would have been fine. As something offered from Audible it is reprehensible. Only the extreme low cost offsets the many flaws. And even then one is not sure that is enough to excuse it.
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.
It would have been at the top, but I did not like how the reader did most of the women voices. The men's voices were not great either. Mr. Collins grated in my ears to the extent that I almost gave up and tried to buy another version.
Any other Jane Austen book. To me, she is the best.
I liked the narration. I very much disliked the voices for Mrs. Bennett, Lydia, and Elizabeth.
No tag. It would not be needed.
This version is very inexpensive. I still recommend it, just keep in mind that, at times, the voices are hard on the ears.
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.