Pride and Prejudice

Written by:
Jane Austen
Narrated by:
Carolyn Seymour

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
11 hours 29 minutes
The provincial Bennet family, home to five unmarried daughters, is turned upside down when a wealthy bachelor takes up a house nearby.

Mr. Bingley enhances his instant popularity by hosting a ball and taking an interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy, Bingley's even wealthier friend, makes himself equally unpopular by his aloof disdain of country manners. Yet he is drawn in spite of himself to the spirited and intelligent Elizabeth Bennet, who proves to be his match in both wit and pride. Their sparkling repartee is a splendid performance of civilized sparring infused with unacknowledged romantic tension.

Pride and Prejudice delightfully captures the affectations and rivalries of class-conscious English families in an age when status and security for women hung entirely on matrimonial ambitions. Austen's characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

It is also the source of some of the most memorable characters ever written, from the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is one of the finest comic passages in English literature, to the beloved heroine Elizabeth, whom the author herself deemed 'as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.'
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It was a pleasure to experience this beloved classic in a new way. On the surface, one expects this novel to appeal especially to women, yet I have found many men like myself, who enjoy the work very much. Expert narration heightened the pleasure. I recommend this recorded book.

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Anita Dudek

This narrator is MOST skillful! She manages to give each character a distinct voice and manner vastly adding to the experience for the listener!

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