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Pride And Prejudice | [Jane Austen]

Pride And Prejudice

Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.
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Publisher's Summary

Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Adam Stockton, New Jersey, United States 03-11-13
    Adam Stockton, New Jersey, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious"

    Emma Messanger gives an extremely, entertaining narration of this incredible book. Very lovely voice and dramatic inflection.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bailie Issaquah, Washington, United States 11-05-13
    Bailie Issaquah, Washington, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pride And Prejudice to be better than the print version?

    I have read Pride and Prejudice multiple times and thought this portrayal was spot on- Emma Messenger really captures the characters with the different voices she does. The voice used for Mrs. Bennett in particular was just perfect.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Messenger – was your favorite?

    My favorite character in the book is Elizabeth Bennett- a strong, opinionated and confident woman. But while Mrs. Bennett is an obnoxious woman, Emmas portrayal was so perfect it made me actually enjoy hearing all the foolish things she says.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite book and having the audio edition to listen to while I work out is great-- I highly recommend this particular version because it really gives you the full Pride and Prejudice experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shom Hyderabad, India 03-18-13
    Shom Hyderabad, India 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Marketer. The Engineer-MBA stereotype. Sports-fiction writer. Poor reader of text. Thus at Audible. God Bless.

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    "Excellent"

    Almost everyone has read Pride and Prejudice, so why should you buy this audiobook? Buy it for Emma Messenger. She's done a superb, superb job. Great vocal modulation, a warm, easy style, and the characters really come alive. Recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Fajola Wenders Oak Park 02-07-14
    Fajola Wenders Oak Park 02-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining, Delightful, Scrumptiously Delectable"
    If you could sum up Pride And Prejudice in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, Captivating, and Insightful !


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Messenger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosita Norway 04-29-13
    Rosita Norway 04-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Highly recommended, a really good book."
    Would you listen to Pride And Prejudice again? Why?

    Yes, I will probably. The reader reads very well and her voice is pleasant to listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Messenger – was your favorite?

    Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany Springfield, GA, United States 03-26-13
    Brittany Springfield, GA, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Still a classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pride And Prejudice to be better than the print version?

    This has and always will be one of the classic love stories..And Emma Messenger's narration made it even better!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha Glen Iris, Australia 03-18-13
    Samantha Glen Iris, Australia 03-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this"
    Would you listen to Pride And Prejudice again? Why?

    Yes. I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was excellent and although I'm familiar with the story, it was a very different experience to reading the book or watching a movie/TV series. The narration made the characters very human, and the subtle humour was much funnier in this format.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, it's really from Elizabeth's point of view and she is the most sympathetically portrayed character, so Elizabeth. But it's hard not to love her father.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Messenger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - but her narration was excellent and I would be more likely to buy another title she reads.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Huh? This is like one of those job interview questions I hate...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Riley A. Vann Morristown, NJ USA 02-09-13
    Riley A. Vann Morristown, NJ USA 02-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book Made Better by the Perfect Narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not to be reductive of a very important book, but this provides the storylines for every single romantic comedy and high school drama ever made. The characters are very compelling.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are far too many great scenes to say there was one best, but one of the most memorable was Mr. Collins' proposal to Elizabeth Bennet. Her refusal and his mental contortions to make himself believe that she really wasn't saying no was hilarious.


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

    No tears yet, but plenty of laughter. Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins are both perfect comic relief.


    Any additional comments?

    Audiobooks aren't a replacement for reading obviously, but at their best they can bring those books to life in interesting ways. Emma Messenger manages to do that with Pride and Prejudice beautifully. The depth and timbre of her voice make the listen a true pleasure.

    Even more than her voice, however, is her voice acting which makes the fascinating characters of the novel truly come to life. Her shrill, loud Mrs. Bennet helps bring out all the comic awfulness of her personality. Even better, in my mind, was the self-important harrumphing of Mr. Collins. The deep, dramatic breaths she would give him before every mention of Lady Catherine de Bourgh truly brought to life the ridiculousness of his character.

    Emma Messenger is quickly becoming one of my favorite readers and I hope she continues to read titles for Audible.com.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kate United States 04-06-13
    Kate United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012

    I love audiobooks. Reading has always been a struggle for me because of my poor eyesight. Audible changed my world and made my commutes a joy.

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    "The voice work is too enthusiastic"

    The narrator starts out enthusiastically, delivering an excited Mrs. Bennet at the prospect of an aristocrat moving to her town and maybe some day marrying one of her daughters. But then all of the characters' lines are delivered with almost the same enthusiasm throughout the book. You'd think that Jane Austen ended every other sentence with an exclamation mark. I'm not a huge fan.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Theodore, AL, United States 03-11-13
    Elizabeth Theodore, AL, United States 03-11-13

    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...

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    "Pride & Prejudice An Awesome Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pride And Prejudice to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare Pride And Prejudice to and why?

    N/A


    What about Emma Messenger’s performance did you like?

    Love How Emma Acted Out Each Parts!


    If you could rename Pride And Prejudice, what would you call it?

    No Need To Rename It.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan
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    "Classic story."
    What did you like best about this story?

    Well known and loved classic which I wanted for my library as a comfort listen.


    What didn’t you like about Emma Messenger’s performance?

    I found the style of narration not to my taste - her intonation was irritating.


    Was Pride And Prejudice worth the listening time?

    A 'must' listen but I suggest you choose a version by another reader.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah Jones
    5/12/14
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    "Brilliant except..."

    I thought the telling of such a fantastic story was well done by Emma Messenger, her voices an excellent description of each character and the narration clear and at a good pace. The one and only issue I have with this audiobook is that some odd words seem to have been omitted entirely; from what I could make out it was generally the names of places. While this did not entirely ruin the narration, it did detriment it slightly and was very noticeable when it occurred. Otherwise I thought it was brilliant!

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