Spirited, intelligent Elizabeth Bennett is alternately enchanted and affronted by Mr. Darcy. She is quick to suspend her usual, more rational judgment when it comes to him. She also is quick to believe the worst gossip about this haughty, opinionated man who soon manages to alienate Elizabeth and her family. But is the condescending air that Mr. Darcy wears an indication of his real character? Or has Elizabeth's pride gotten in the way of her chance for true romance?
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I can't possibly rate this book any lower that a 4-star. However, I was somewhat disappointed in this reading, and would recommend trying one of the other available productions.
This is a wonderful book! I had never read the book before getting the audio version and I had great difficulty catching the meaning of intricately worded passages when I listened to it - a momentary distraction meant I missed one word which caused me to lose the meaning of what someone was saying. I finally gave up and got the book. After I read it and knew what was coming and what people were getting at in their ever so polite speeches the audio book was shear delight!
I don't think I need to review P&P, but I wanted to give a boost for Flo Gibson's narration. Some don't enjoy it-- you should always listen to a sample. But for me, Flo Gibson is THE narrator for British Fiction from this era and the following century. She may not be for everyone, and I wonder, based on the length of this performance, if the narration may have been sped up, although I don't find this when I listen. However, as a linguist, I find Flo Gibson's accent and delivery to be highly suitable to the books and time periods she narrates. Again, I completely understand that narration can be a matter of taste. She may not be for you. But she is worth a try if you want an authentic, witty, dry, humorous British delivery-- and she deserves enormous respect for her many amazing performances.
I really enjoyed the story and character development.
Lizzy or Elizabeth was my favorite character, because she is not easily fooled and admits when she is wrong.
It was a little difficult to tell the difference between the characters voices. I had a hard time identifying who was talking and when.
The end of course! :)
Thank you for providing this book for me to listen to. I am very grateful.
The narrator read a little too fast for my comprehension. I would be looking for a slightly slower narrator.
I really enjoyed this audio ebook. It was really easy to listen along too. I quite often closed my eyes whilst listening and would picture in my mind the story as it rolled along.
I dont beleive you will go wrong in following Flo Gibson as she is quite good, and the way that she changes tones and pace to suit the characters, really gives this book justice and merit. Well done, and I am certainly going to be looking for more narations by Flo Gibson.
The narration is great, and gives the whole book feeling.
Mr Darcy is well done
Yes , i just didnt want to turn my Kindle off, as i really enjoyed it,, Like a good book, once you start it , you just cant put it down,,
I would listen to this once a year! I was inspired to reread my favorite story after watching the webseries "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and found this recording delightful!
Her British accent helps you get into the time and place of Regency England.
I would listen to this again in a few years. I really liked the way the story unfolded.
Lizzie was my favorite because she seemed very sensible. I also liked Mr. Collins; he provided comic relief.
She brought excellent emotion to the characters.
No. But sometimes I couldn't stop listening because I wanted to hear what would happen next.
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