Pride and Prejudice

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Josephine Bailey
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

SPECIAL OFFER: Get the full text of this classic novel as an eBook when you purchase the audio. You'll receive an e-mail with a link to download the eBook after your purchase is confirmed. Having the novel in convenient Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format will allow you to read along with the audio, perform a "cover to cover" search for your favorite passages, and more.Pride and Prejudice captures the affections of class-conscious 18th-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries. This story of the Bennet family and the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is told with a wit that author Jane Austen feared might prove "rather too light and bright, and sparkling".The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. Austen's artistry is also apparent in the delineation of the minor characters: the ill-matched Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Charles Bingley and his sisters, and particularly the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is one of the finest comic passages in English literature.Austen's radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

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Perfection!

At last, a perfect combination of a much loved and respected classic with the finest narration performance to grace the audio world. Josephine Bailey is the quintessential narrator for each and every book I have heard. The narrator brings this story to life, with her multitude of amazing voices. Even if you already own a previous version of this, you should do yourself a favor and buy this one as well. Thank you Josephine Bailey for your Academy Award worthy performance.
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- Elizabeth

Addiction on my ipod

One word: amazing! I hated this book in high school, but at a friend's recommendation, I decided to give it another shot. I'm on my third listen and I can't get enough of it. The narrator is wonderful and brings each character to life with different voices that depict the wisdom of Elizabeth, the kindness of Jane, and even the flightiness of Lydia. I think that classics may be wasted on the young... I've decided to revisit all the books that I hated in high school.
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio