As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton - and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers - and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry?
Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.
This Heirloom Edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies includes a new preface by the author, an afterword by Dr. Allen Grove, professor of English literature at Alfred University, and new scenes of gratuitous zombie mayhem.
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"[Seth Grahame-Smith] has taken the merry world established by a 19th-century literary lady, added a scourge of reanimated corpses, and created...well, a pop cultural phenomenon, certainly, and one that has stirred up a lot of excitement. But the greater achievement of the book may lie in the satisfying desire it awakens to read the remix and the original side by side." (Entertainment Weekly)
I love the original pride and prejudice and I am not a big zombie fan, but this book was complete fun! I laughed a lot and enjoyed the slight twists to the story.
Katherine Kellgren is probably the best I've heard on audible so far. She does such a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. she adds to the dry humor of this book. I especially love her version of "zombie Charlotte"!
Either Zombie Charlotte or Lady Catherine
As a lover of Pride and Prejudice, I've been meaning to read this book for forever. I love the way that the author adapted it and made the zombie parts work seamlessly with the original prose. The narrator's performance was a bit grating at first because it felt as though she was mocking the material, but it grew on me. I would definitely recommend it.
So good it kept my husband entertained as we drove long distance and he even came up with a few excuses to drive far enough to listen to a chapter or two! I just re-listened to it after finishing the prequel and sequel. The voice talent cannot be improved upon and we've searched for additional audios where she has contributed her talents to raise their ratings.
Yes if they really like both genres.
Ninjas at Pemberly.
What a fun way to rewrite this classic. I loved every minute of it and responded to the characters with genuine emotion. Very well written from a great literary imagination. Thank you!
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer. It too captured the attention and imagination of the reader. These are fun twists to classic literature and history.
When Lizzy and Mr. Darcy fight side by side at his home.
Lizzie. She is a strong female who is ahead of her era.
The mix of prim and proper with zombie... (sorry, unmentionables) killing and ninja fighting.
As the introduction to the books says, what Pride and Prejudice really needed was more zombie violence.
I'm not particularly a fan of Jane Austin, but I am a particular fan of zombies. Somehow, the addition of zombies made Austin's wry wit shine in a way it never did for me before.
Be warned, this is a "laugh aloud on the subway" kind of book.
Kiss me deer/dear. Ms. Kellgren's performance truly makes all the moments memorable.
Katherine Kellgren made the book come alive. I loved her work so much, I have been picking out other books narrated by her.
Elizabeth's confrontation to the two most aggravating men on the planet (at her time in history).
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. First heard it borrowed from my library via Overdrive, then had to get my own audio copy. A very good time!
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