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Pride and Prejudice | [Jane Austen]

Pride and Prejudice

Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Though I read and enjoyed Pride and Prejudice in college, I wanted a new perspective on the classic and so started listening to it. Kate Reading's interpretation is simply marvelous - her distinct characterizations of the Bennett sisters and their suitors absolutely enchanting. —Diana Dapito

Publisher's Summary

Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

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    Ales Kalina Praha 3, Czech Republic 12-21-10
    Ales Kalina Praha 3, Czech Republic 12-21-10 Member Since 2008
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    "For me boring"

    I tried 14 chapters but still was not able to get involved. Narrating is good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-19-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, great reader"

    The reader does a fantastic job. The characters come alive and the tone is just right. If you're a Jane Austen fan, this book is a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Harvest, AL, USA 10-15-05
    Jennifer Harvest, AL, USA 10-15-05
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    "Magnifique!"

    From the beginning of this story I was captivated. Knowing that it was Mrs. Bennett's business to see each of her daughters married, one could feel an entertaining tale unfolding. One can see Mrs. Bennett has her favorite daughters and her least favorite, Miss Elizabeth Bennett. However in her favor, she was her father's most beloved. I immediately began to empathize with Elizabeth and was completely drawn into her story. I enjoyed every moment of listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Cape TownSouth Africa 09-25-05
    Cathy Cape TownSouth Africa 09-25-05
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    "pride and prejudice (unabridged)"

    Wonderful reading of this all time classic. The narration was a delight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria McDonough, GA, USA 09-06-05
    Victoria McDonough, GA, USA 09-06-05
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    "Wonderfully exciting!"

    This is the first Jane Austen book that I have listened to and it was absolutely wonderful. I listened to it twice. I highly recommend this selection. The reader was very pleasant to listen to as well. I hope that you enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jana Rovinka, Slovakia 08-18-05
    Jana Rovinka, Slovakia 08-18-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    A very good book, an excellent interpretation!

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    Alexandra Sydney, NSW, Australia 05-23-04
    Alexandra Sydney, NSW, Australia 05-23-04
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    "Excellent"

    I was a little apprehensive at first with narrator esp. when Kate should imitate a male's voice, oh did I cringe! However I was pleasantly surprised that as time went by I was not as aware her impersonation.

    I?ve loved this story for years, and this is a complement to the book and mini series. It is a must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Gilbert 06-25-03
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    "Austen on Audio....."

    I ordered this book because I have never read any of Jane Austen's work. While this might be a stellar book, I have it on a list to read, I had issues with it as an audiobook.

    My audiobooks are typically used in the car while commuting (only occasionally on a long trip). While this story might be a good selection if you were on a long trip (and could listen to large chunks of it at a time), I did not enjoy it on my commutes. I would not recommend it for that use, unless you have read and are familiar with the long list of characters.

    While I enjoyed the Reader (Kate has a lovely voice), I had issues with the selection. I loved her reading of Anne Rice's Pandora much more.

    If you are looking for classics that work well while commuting in the car look at Uncle Tom's Cabin and Anna Karenina.

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    Sarah United Kingdom 09-03-09
    Sarah United Kingdom 09-03-09
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    "wonderful book, bad reading"

    Don't buy this, get Juliet Stephenson's or Lindsay Duncan's unabridged version. Much, much better.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne Washington D.C. 08-06-12
    Marianne Washington D.C. 08-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Overrated"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Buy not buying it.


    What was most disappointing about Jane Austen’s story?

    Jane Austin is an overrated hack that only writes using one-dimensional characters.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pride and Prejudice?

    It is not about cutting, but about adding depth to characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I finally read this because of all the wonderful reviews about the first impressions and societal laws and rules; but it is a piece of hack writing with flat characterization.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LINCOLN, United Kingdom
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    "Disappointed with this classic Austen work"

    I don't want to slate this version too much, but I must be honest in its appraisal.

    I should have been less hasty in my choice of narrator. Kate Reading hasn't made a complete hash of the story telling by any means, but her style of reading and character interpretation just didn't meet my listening needs. I like to get lost in a story, especially one that I've read more than a dozen times in hard copy, but it just didn't work for me. I found myself becoming irritated and could only listen to it in short bursts. Of course different styles suit different listeners, this may suit another member but not my best choice so far. Sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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