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  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (160)

    Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

    Marilyn Pearse says: "Pride and Prejudice"
    "The only way I've made it through Austen"
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    If you could sum up Pride and Prejudice in three words, what would they be?

    long, listenable, relatable


    What did you like best about this story?

    Emilia Fox does an excellent job of bringing all of Austen's characters to life. I was wrapped up in the story from the first chapter (and there are A LOT, so that's saying something). I've never particularly liked Austen's style, but had to read this book for my comprehensive English exam in college- Fox's recording was the first time I've been able to make it through the whole thing! (Also, surprisingly good to listen to while running!)


    Which character – as performed by Emilia Fox – was your favorite?

    Jane


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Mrs. Bennet's voice can be a little... grating. As it should be! But for the listener's sake, you've been forewarned.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it!

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