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Summary

Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

Public Domain (P)2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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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.

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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!

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Wonderful!

This is, for me, the definitive performance of Pride and Prejudice. What an actress Emilia Fox proves herself to be in her characterisation of the beloved and not so beloved characters within this book.

I make no comment on the book itself as, if you have seen the BBC's Classic rendition then you can make up your own mind as to whether this is for you, for they follow the story faithfully throughout.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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My favourite - never disappoints!

Emilia Fox was Georgiana in the 1995 BBC adaptation, and though her voice is now more mature, it could not help but bring happy memories which enhanced the listening experience.

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A classic for a reason

Where does Pride and Prejudice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By far my most listened to audiobook but also one of my most re-read books full stop.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What about Emilia Fox’s performance did you like?

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.

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  • 08-07-13

Pride and prejudice

What made the experience of listening to Pride and Prejudice the most enjoyable?

Read beautifully by Emilia Fox. Always one of my favourite books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Inevitably, Elizabeth Bennett, closely followed by Mr Collins. Emilia Fox brought out his 'cringiness' superbly.

What does Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her reading was so good that it brought out hidden depths.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to, but it actually took three or four listening episodes. Time so well spent.

Any additional comments?

Just loved this rendition.

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A classic

Out of all the adaptations, this is the easiest to listen to..
Beautifully narrated and voiced, characterisation and humour gently interpreted. I can only thinkMs. Austen would be happy with this narration.

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