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Publisher's 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 Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy. 

In Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet 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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What the critics say

"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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Great read!

I have always had difficulty reading Jane Austen, but for the first time, I was able to fully enjoy this work of literature through the performance of Rosamund Pike. She truly gave life and energy to the story and it was honestly difficult to stop listening.
I highly recommend!

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Just lovely

Rosamund Pike does an absolutely beautiful job on this novel. Her characters are distinct and very enjoyable. This has always been one of my favourite books and I thoroughly enjoyed it in this medium!

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  • kim
  • 2018-03-23

Perfect

I love the fact that Rosamund is reprising her role from the movie adaptation and she sometimes says Lizzie’s lines like Kiera acted them.

Pure delight!

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Brings the story to life

Rosamund Pike's narration was incredible. She uses different voices for different characters but subtly enough so as not to be distracting. I had to read this for school and this audiobook really helped me get into the story and made it easy to understand Austen's old fashioned use of language. I got drawn right into the book as if it were a radio play! Excellent version of this classic book. Highly recommended.

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Rosamund Pike was a perfect narrator

I honestly can’t say enough about Rosamund Pike’s narration! She gave everyone such an individual voice but it wasn’t jokey or too “charactery”. By a quarter of the way through the book you know who is speaking by the subtle (and not so subtle) changes in voice. She has the most beautiful speaking voice and great pacing and cadence. If you’ve never read this book, or like me, have had this book unread on your shelf for years, this is a perfect way to hear this story. I honestly can’t wait to hear it again.

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I couldn’t get past the first few chapters

The voice just doesn’t work for me in any way, but voice is subjective. The voices are painful to me so please sample before buying this.

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A classic, deservedly

Not the type of book that I usually read, but appreciated the writing, the story and character development. Deserves all the accolades. Narration by Rosamund Pike is excellent.

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a classic for a reason

til now I've only ever seen the movie so of course the book is always better.
rosamund pike's narration was wonderful. I just loved this!

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My favourite book

Rosemund Pike was the most perfect narrator for Pride & Prejudice. Very well done and enjoyable!

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love Jane Austin

narrator was awesome. kept listening even when at work. Looking forward to more books by the same narrator and author

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  • K Kimpe
  • 2020-02-05

Cant stand narration!

Narration was horrible! I couldn't force myself to listen to more then 15 mins of the book.

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  • A Kolonics
  • 2020-02-07

The voice for Mrs. Be

I could not get past the second chapter since the voice of Mrs Bennet was awful to my ears. I know she is supposed to be a somewhat annoying character, however, the voice that the narrator used for her character was unbearable.. I will try another narrator and hope for better luck.

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  • Dylan
  • 2017-02-07

Rosamund Pike = Perfection

Would you listen to Pride and Prejudice again? Why?

I would. Its a classic story and enjoyable each and every time. Rosamund Pike just has the most perfect voice to narrate this story!

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

It wasn't - sadly a little too long for one go.

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  • Akela
  • 2015-12-09

A perfect narration of a perfect book

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

This is the second edition of Pride and Prejudice that I purchased - I already have an older version (different narrator) and I am so glad that I saw Rosamund Pike's name and immediately bought this one. It is absolute perfection. It has long been one my favorite books but with her priceless narration if is certainly going to be on of the Beloved ones.

Which character – as performed by Rosamund Pike – was your favorite?

Practically all of them. She is a brilliant narrator with magnificent voice and managed to make even Mrs Bennet tolerable - not a small feat in itself. Her Mr Bennet is fantastic (actually I think she did it better than Sutherlend's performance in the 2005 movie) - she managed to subtly underline a hint of malevolence in his humor which I personally think is there and most people do not pay attention to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile in sheer sensual pleasure all the time I listened to it (could not stop and listened through the night).

Any additional comments?

A wonderful audio book, simply wonderful. I hope this is not the last time I listen to something narrated by Rosamund Pike.

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  • J. Wilson
  • 2016-03-07

Smiling as I clean

Having loved the story since high school lit class, I have read my tattered copy of Pride & Prejudice nearly every year. I have etched out time to indulge in the long A & E movie version and when time eludes, enjoy the latest 2-hour version. Yet I have known that the vocabulary and its rightful owners had to be abridged and reassigned in the screenplays.

When I saw that Rosamund Pike (actress who portrayed Jane in latest movie) had recorded for Audible, I immediately put the book and a pair of headphones on my wish list.

Birthday gifts did not disappoint, and I have cleaned my house top to bottom, folded laundry, sat for a spell, all the while thoroughly enjoying this audio version. Ms Pike's voicings have made me smile and laugh out loud. Her Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine are hilarious. The encounters at Rosings were some of my favorites. What a treat to get the whole story in dramatic form. I feel satisfied and look forward to listening again and again.

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  • 2016-03-04

Beautiful story, beautiful voice but . . .

Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Rosamund Pike?

Yes to Jane Austen, and no to Rosamund Pike.

What other book might you compare Pride and Prejudice to and why?

Sense and Sensibility

Would you be willing to try another one of Rosamund Pike’s performances?

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

Any additional comments?

The book is one of my favorites, but Rosamund Pike with her beautiful voice didn't do it justice. Some of her character voices were pretty bad, and sometimes she talked so fast you couldn't enjoy the prose. I was disappointed in this particular audiobook because of her performance. I'm a fan but sorry, Ms. Pike.

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  • Syd Young
  • 2016-02-29

The Best. Ever.

Move over favorite P&P! This offering is the best I've heard, hands down, plus I could picture them all as they were in the movie that Rosamund was in (playing Jane). I thought I was done with this book. Rosamund showed me otherwise. Austen's powers soar with this reading.

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  • Tad Davis
  • 2019-10-07

A treat!

What can you say about a perfect novel given a nearly perfect reading? Just this: Rosamund Pike is the cat’s meow when it comes to Jane Austen.

Having read (and listened to) the novel several times, what I particularly noticed this time around is how insufferably foolish Mrs Bennet is. She’s always been that way, of course, but somehow it seems more prominent in Pike’s reading. It may be that her voice is of a somewhat higher pitch than usual, making her sound at times younger than I’ve always thought her. (Certainly from an emotional standpoint she is the same age as her hare-brained daughter Lydia.)

In any case, the narration is superb, the characters all finely drawn. The masterpiece that is Pride and Prejudice comes through brilliantly. I can’t wait to hear Rosamund Pike’s take on Sense and Sensibility as well.

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  • David Arnett
  • 2015-12-10

An exceptional narration of a great novel.

If you could sum up Pride and Prejudice in three words, what would they be?

Character, manners, and folly.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth Bennet is the story.

What about Rosamund Pike’s performance did you like?

She gives a lively and nuanced reading, showing a well-known story in a fresh aspect.

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

Yes, but I forced myself to go slower and enjoy the details.

Any additional comments?

I am familiar with P&P, and have the Lindsay Duncan performance, which I like, and had thought was the best available. Now I believe the Rosamund Pike narration is even better, more lively, subtle and interesting.

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  • Blanca
  • 2015-12-08

Ear candy

Would you consider the audio edition of Pride and Prejudice to be better than the print version?

Not better necessarily, but as an American, it certainly adds to the feel of Jane Austen. So, actually, maybe yes, better than the print. Best if read while you listen to it!

What about Rosamund Pike’s performance did you like?

I mean...the moment she opens her mouth it's like silk. Trying to change my voice for our daughter every time I read a good book gets difficult, and tiring, and sometimes I forget which voice I used for which character. This is one of my favorite books everrrrrr, and so as not to spoil it for our 11-year-old, Rosamund delights the imagination as we read along.

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

No, more like as background, but only because I've seen the movies and read the book repeatedly.

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  • Ginger
  • 2019-02-11

un livre que j'écoute encore et encore

J'avais découvert Orgueil et Préjugés grâce au feuilleton de la BBC (Jennifer Elhe, Colin Firth). Rosamund Pike a d'ailleurs joué Jane Bennet dans la version filmée de 2005 avec Keira Knightley et Matthew Macfadyen. Je l'ai beaucoup apprécié dans Gone Girl également. Sa voix est une compagne régulière à présent. Elle joue à merveille les personnages tant masculins que féminins et de diverses classes sociales.
J'écoute ce livre en randonnant et parfois avant de m'endormir.
Je recommande vivement ce livre!

I discovered Pride and Prejudice through the BBC soap opera (Jennifer Elhe, Colin Firth). Rosamund Pike also played Jane Bennet in the 2005 filmed version with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. I enjoyed her a lot in Gone Girl too. Her voice is a regular companion now. She plays beautifully both male and female characters of various social classes.I listen to this book while hiking and sometimes before falling asleep.I highly recommend this book!

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  • Pia
  • 2021-05-19

Awesome !

Very, very good interpretation ! Obviously the book si wonderful (after 200 years, I think we can all agree on this), but this reader, really ! So, so wonderful, so talented, a voice for each character, a real understanding of the work, and she shares the humour of the author with us. It made me so happy !

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  • Sannas
  • 2020-07-21

excellente narratrice

une écoute passionante, et une comédienne talentueuse, sachant que l'interprétation des différents dialogues est à la base un vrai défi.

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  • Andrea van Tuyl
  • 2019-12-11

Pronunciation and Perfection

All of Jane Austen's precise word choice and perfectly crafted dialogues are done so much justice by Ms. Pike. Unlike when we read, not one syllable is lost, not one word skimmed over in an audio version of this story. If you have read this novel many times, do not hesitate to listen to it. Ms. Pike's reading adds nuances and finesse that makes it as fresh as when you loved Pride and Prejudice for the first time.

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  • Aline Piazza
  • 2019-10-14

Ré-découverte d'un chef d'œuvre

Re-découvrir ce livre que j'aime tant au travers de cette magnifique lecture ! Quelle agréable surprise !

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  • Friot Clara
  • 2019-02-06

Old fashioned but entertaining enough

"Uneducated woman manages to marry all five of her daughters to men they love and never gets thanked for it" is a decent book, tho it is slow and the characters and story seem extremely dull and shallow by today's standards. The writing is impecable and also makes up for all other defaults.

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  • Juliet Jones
  • 2018-02-15

BRILLIANT BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

Rosamund Pike's voice is the perfect narrator for this charming novel. One of the best audiobook ever!

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  • Anonyme
  • 2017-10-13

Un incontournable

Très agréable. Excellente lecture de ce livre exceptionnel. Un classique dont on n'est jamais lassé