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This audio book was wonderful. The voice of the reader was very easy to listen to, while still affording the ability to distiquish between characters. I listened to it on a flight to and from England and, remarkably, it made the flight enjoyable. I hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I did.
Miss Fox gives a wonderful read of this great book. I love the way she does the different voices. Her timing and inflections are wonderful.
There is nothing like listening to your favorite Jane Austen book! Complete with the beautiful accent, it is almost as if she is reading it herself. I hated this to end!! The story was brought to life better than any Hollywood film could have!
As a classic, this is an obvious must-read. I read it in school but the audiobook made the story so much more enjoyable due to the characters easy-to-understand accent and voice-impersonations. If you haven't read this in a while, definitely listen to the audio version, you will love it!
So many books, so little time!
This book is my all time favorite. The dialog is stunning. The characters have become a part of my inner world, they are so real to me. It takes the ordinary theme of young men and women meeting and falling in love to a level that I simply have never encountered in any other story I've read. It is all done with brilliant and cleverly written dialog. To think that this was written by a young woman of her time is truly amazing, that is was so popular at the time is even more amazing and that it continues to be such a favorite is only well deserved.
I enjoyed this audio book very much and look forward to Part II. Although I have read this book at least a dozen times over the past four decades, it is always as delightful as it was the first time I read it.
I have read the book but do so much traveling that I wanted to hear it read and the narrator did a superb job of each character. She kept the intent of the Author.
that hasn't already been said. I listen to this book at least once a month. I love Jane Austen and this is my favorite of her works. It is well read and completely engrossing.
I love to read mysteries, histories, biographies, humor, and Jane Austen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this reading of P&P. At first, it drove me crazy when Ms. Fox would read Mrs. Bennett's lines - she would shriek and wail in a very obnoxious manner. Then I realized this is probably exactly how Mrs. Bennett would have spoken!
I LOVE this novel! Probably my favorite of all times. HOWEVER.... sadly, Emilia Fox's reading of it is completely unlistenable. I find this surprising, as I loved her screen performances in the BBC adaptations of Pride and Prejudice (in which she played Georgiana Darcy) and Rebecca (where she reprised her mother's role as Mrs. Dewinter). Her performance in this audio is strained, over-acted, and goes from dreary to dreadful within seconds as she shifts from one character to another. The simple narrative parts are dull, and actually tend to make me zone out entirely, or drift to sleep if I'm in bed. Her reading of the character dialogue leaves me disliking every character in the novel. And as this is my favorite novel, that's quite a spectacular feat.
I got through the first 2.5 hours of listening to this, and finally gave it up as a bad job. I LOVE the version read by Nadia May (have listened to that version over and over), and wanted a new version to listen to, so bought this one, as Emilia Fox's name was one I knew from her acting. I have now bought the Irene Sutcliffe version, and am enjoying that one instead.
You ever notice how your first loves stay with you forever? It's true. Love for things as well sa people, you just... always remember. Well, that's my feeling about Pride and Prejudice. It was one of my first loves.
Jane Austin is an engaging writer. The characters draw you in, and you know who they are because they are people in your life somehow.
The story gets into you somehow and it breaths it's own passion.
I'm not sure what else I can say without giving away the plot, except that I highly recommend this book to anyone with a romantic soul.
"Best narrator ever!"
Emilia Fox is once again amazing. She brings every character to live so as one can picture them exactly as Austen describes them. If you love Austen this is definatley the audio version for you as she brings an energy into it which makes even me, a not so avid fan, warm to the story. Once you listen to this listen to other books which Emilia Fox reads in particular the Agatha Christie books. Again she gives each character a life of their own and she is by far one of the best if not the best narrator in the world.
"Brought to Life"
As the previous reviewer states, the narrator brings this story to life. Through her skill, you are transported into world Jane Austin has created.
I came to this story more out of curiosity through its fame as a literary work but was thoroughly impressed by both the quality of the presentation and the story itself. Highly recommended!
"Excellent rendition of a well known classic"
It's often a disappointment when the reading of a well loved story doesn't meet expectations. This one did - Emilia Fox's reading was excellent with good characterisation. Although the unabridged version is lengthy - it was all highly enjoyable.
"Pride and Prejudice - Emilia Fox"
This is an excellent rendition of Jane Austen's classic. Based on this Emilia Fox must be set to equal Martin Jarvis as the best reader of audiobooks in her sphere and this version will become the standard by which all other versions are judged. Wonderful reading and character portrayal makes this a true masterpiece.
"Fox brings Austin to life"
Pride & Prejudice is one of those books I felt I ought to read but just haven't gotten around to it. When I saw there was a version narrated by Emilia Fox I decided this was the way to go, having previously enjoyed her narration of different Audible books. I am so glad I did as she brought the characters to life and has secured this book a place on my shelves (and iPhone).
"Two of my favourite things, together at last."
Emilia Fox rocks! Well, not really. But she does do an absolutely stellar job of reading P&P with wonderful expression. I suppose it's not surprising, given her background and links to the much-loved BBC production of this much-loved novel. Ms Fox is also one of the few actresses who reads unabridged versions of the classics, which is also a delight. I could listen to her voice for hours, and luckily, now that is exactly what I can do.
My favourite book of all time, I've read it more times than I can remember, with excellent narration by Emilia Fox.
"A joy to read"
I don't feel at all qualified to review a book which has so long been the subject of literary and academic appraisals, so I will say only how much I enjoyed the reading of it. If I could give this six stars I would without hesitation. The story gave real insight into life amongst the landed gentry at this time, the pace was perfect, the plot complex enough to keep the reader intrigued and yet tight enough that not a single line was wasted on superfluous characters or unnecessary diversions. The characters are without exception beautifully and richly developed. The language is an absolute joy to read and reminds me how poor our everyday language is now by comparison. This was simply a joy to read from cover to cover.
"A classic for a reason"
By far my most listened to audiobook but also one of my most re-read books full stop.
Mr Bennett had always been my favourite character due to his sense of humour and the way that he is described - it is possible that he reminds me a little of many that I know.
She bought a nice sense of brutishness to the story as would be expected and what very few accents she uses are well done and appropriate. A nice steady pace and thoughtfully executed.
"Pride and prejudice"
Read beautifully by Emilia Fox. Always one of my favourite books.
Inevitably, Elizabeth Bennett, closely followed by Mr Collins. Emilia Fox brought out his 'cringiness' superbly.
Her reading was so good that it brought out hidden depths.
I wanted to, but it actually took three or four listening episodes. Time so well spent.
Just loved this rendition.
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