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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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    Jana Rovinka, Slovakia 08-18-05
    Jana Rovinka, Slovakia 08-18-05 Member Since 2009
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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.

    27 of 70 people found this review helpful
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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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    Xiaole Liu 12-09-03
    Xiaole Liu 12-09-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Absolutely wonderful"

    A fun story read by a lively orator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Michigan 04-28-09
    Amazon Customer Michigan 04-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "not great on audio format"

    Obviously it's a great book, but I buy audiobooks to keep me distracted while I exercise, and this is too slow-paced for that purpose.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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