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  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6,687 ratings)

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen
Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
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Summary

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

In Pride and Prejudice, the Bennett sisters try to find their way in the repressive strictures of 19th century society. Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and the experience of falling in love, and she superbly describes a world which, despite being more than two centuries old, still resonates with modern concerns.

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Critic reviews

"British actress Rosamund Pike is the perfect choice to narrate this novel of manners, and listening to her voice each of the iconic characters is great fun.... Austen's many devotees will savor this first-rate version of her charming novel." ( AudioFile)

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I bought this version of Pride and Prejudice because of the fabulous reviews about Rosamund Pike’s narration and, goodness, was I wrong to do this. Her performance was almost comical for the voices portraying men and the voice she came up with for Mrs Bennet bordered on something you might hear a child performing at the local school play. I don’t want to be this insulting about Ms Pike but I feel like I’ve been misled into buying a version of this book that I find irritating to listen to. The language is so beautiful and it needs to be delivered as naturally as possible in a clear and precise manner. Ms Pike stumbles awkwardly over the words for the male characters and seems to run out of breath during many of the speeches eventually mumbling into an incoherent hum. I really don’t know why there are so many rave reviews about her performance but don’t buy this version is you want a decent delivery.

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Loved Rosamund

Loved Rosamund's narration - there are so many versions of this book in film and actors, but I truly enjoyed how she'd done it. I hope she will do many more books - especially, perhapd, classics?

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Perfect

One of my all time favourite books beautifully read. If you love this book I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Rosamund makes this even more wonderful!

So enjoyed reading this classic, and this was the best way to do it. Everything was 5 stars, especially the narration

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A great performance of a classic. Now Whispersync

Anyone who loves the classics in audio book needs to know about Whispersync regardless of if you choose to use it or not. The reason for this is that Audible usually gives a drastically reduced price for people who have the kindle edition of a book and since the majority of the classics are free on kindle, books like Pride and Prejudice and hopefully David Copperfield when it's brought out, become incredibly cheap when they are made Whispersync. So if you haven't already, I'd suggest going to Amazon and 'buying' the free edition of Pride and Prejudice, then seeing the price difference on here before you choose to spend your credit on it.

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Just perfect, I couldn't believe how good Rosamund Pike's voice acting talents are, I knew she'd be brilliant at the women but to manage to do such a good job with all the different ranges of the men too was really something. **spoiler**As for that ballroom scene where every single member of her family embarrasses Elisabeth apart from Jane, I've never felt the need to cringe like that when reading the book or watching the series. Pike brings the whole thing to life pulling no punches, even in her portrayal of Mr Bennett, who though much beloved by his daughters and usually seen through rose tinted glasses, does hold a large amount of blame for the difficulties that befall his daughters in the book.

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Brilliantly narrated classic!

Pike performed wonderfully, such a pleasure to listen to! Only Mrs Bennet was slightly irritating vocally...otherwise - flawless!

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Disappointed

I downloaded this book on the basis of other reviews, but I was sorely disappointed. Ms Pikes voice was monotone and her range of ‘voices’ very limited. I am always careful to read the reviews and choose books whose narrators have good ones which is important in an audio book.

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Amazing narration

I'd not read Pride and Prejudice before though I knew the story but I've found I like listening to the classics. Rosamund Pike added a whole new dimension to this story; if I didn't know any better I'd have thought there was more than one narrator. I really enjoyed the storyline, more than I was expecting to. Definitely worth a listen.

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My favorite classic

Pride and Prejudice will always be my favorite book of them all. I have read it so many times and now listened to it for the first..because when I saw Rosamund's name, I just had to buy it. And I was not disappointed. Her voice were amazing, I extremely loved her portrayal of the ever annoying Mrs. Bennett.

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Rosamund pike <3

Jane Austen's words and Rosamund's voice equals perfection. A really wonderful listen that I didn't want to end.
Just stunning!

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