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Summary

Pride and Prejudice has long been Britain's favorite novel, and though first published over 200 years ago, has stood the test of time. Its bright sparkling dialogue and sharply drawn characters continue to delight reader young and old. The romance between Elizabeth and Darcy has been imitated countless times in other novels but has never been equalled.

Read by Claire King, a well known and loved British TV actress. She has starred in Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and Coronation St, among many other roles. She brings her great style and vivacity to this classic audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

  

Public Domain (P)2006 Damian Bonsall

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Great story but I wish I'd chosen different reader

I loved the book but claire king's storytelling technique is not nearly as good as juliet stevenson.

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A Lovely Purchase

I'd seen the movie and so I wanted to listen to the audiobook. This audiobook is smaller than usual but is a beautiful keepsake kind of thing, complete with a ribbon page holder. It could be a great gift for a Jane Austen fan of a book collector.

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A Must listen audioBook For Anyone!

The characters are complex, multifaceted, and well developed. Her proper English style is something that you cannot find in today's conventional novels, and it is a lovely refresher.

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Pride & Prejudice

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

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Excellent Audio Narration One of English Fiction's

Marvellous love story set in late Georgian England. A classic.
The story is easy to listen to narrated by Rosalind Pike. Well worth listening to even if you've seen the mini series. The original novel has much more detail and Elizabeth's thinking and feelings. I use it as bedtime sleep reading because if I fall asleep I know the story so well it doesn't matter if I miss some.

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Very refreshing!

This audiobook was a real pleasure to listening! I had downloaded it a while back just out of curiosity but never got around to listening to it. I picked it up again after deleting the current audiobook I was listening because I felt that the author really had his own agenda rather than my entertainment.

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Hate to love relationship?

The story is amazing and one of my favorites. I don’t think I need to say much about the story since almost everybody is acquainted with it. The cover looks cute. But it is definitely a must-listen for all you romantic people who love a story that evolves from disdain to love.

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Beautiful audio book!

The audio Book is absolutely beautiful and vibrant, The “gold” edges are beautiful and eye-catching. The words are big and it’s the perfect audio book to take on a spring picnic.

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Love The Note

Not everyone will be charmed by this, but it brought the much-loved and oft-listen audio book to life for me in a new way.

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A romance that sugarcoats nothing

"It is a trope universally acknowledged that a romantic hero and heroine who loathe each other will eventually fall passionately in love."

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  • 19-05-20

Enjoyable Pride and Prejudice Narration

Pride and Prejudice is such a wonderful story. It is not my favourite Jane Austen, but I do love all of Austen's work. Pride and Prejudice is a great place to start with Austen, if you are new to Austen.

I enjoyed Claire King's pacing with the narration. Her voice is pleasant. I just wish her voices had been a little more distinct between some of the characters.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Layla
  • 01-10-19

Pride and Prejudice

I love pride and prejudice. I have seen the adaptation, read the book and any retelling I can get my hands on.
The narrator had a good voice but I do not blieve she suited this book. The characters all sounded the same not in voice which I am fine with but personality. I did not feel the excitment of Mrs Bennet or the sarcasm of Mr Bennet.

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 06-10-19

A good narration of a beloved classic...

I'm not going to review the book itself - everybody knows it and many love it (me included:)). The story of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy is a classic of British literature, and has inspired both writers and film makers, not to mention the readers, all around the world.

So I'm only going to share with you my opinion on the interpretation by Ms King:)
I generally liked it quite a lot; Ms King has a nice voice, the kind of voice that says "BBC costume drama" - in the best sense:) It's kind of raspy, yet genteel, and she reads very clearly and quite fast. Also, she doesn't do voices, she just reads the book, and yet there's no problem identifying particular characters.

The only thing I can pinpoint as a weakness is small pauses here and there, in unexpected moments, like in the middle of a paragraph - I had an impression this was where she was turning a page while reading... It made me lose focus and mentally jerk once or twice, thus 1 star less for the performance...

Other than that, Ms King's interpretation of the book is very good and I'd like to listen to other classics read by her.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • G C
  • 21-09-19

GREAT CLASSIC!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great and kept me entertained. I read this classic novel in high school and I wish audible was an option back then, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • trixie
  • 01-01-20

Classic

A very good classic performed by another narrator. The story never get old. I enjoy listening to this audiobook.