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Publisher's Summary

"His perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!"

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom.

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A great novel beautifully narrated

I loved this book even more than previous readings or movies of it. This time the wonderful narration brought it alive so vividly for me. The characters were so individually different but real for the period in which it was set. Elizabeth Bennett was a marvellous character and perfect for Darcy. Highly recommended.

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my favourite

You bewitched me body and soul. absolutely enjoyed listening to the music in Jane's book

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Perfect in every way

One of my favourite books, perfectly narrated. Lindsay Duncan manages the multitude of characters beautifully. Anxious to find a suitable narrator for such a favourite book, I sample listened to all the other narrators of current P&P audio editions, and mostly winced at either the blandness of tone or hysteria of pitch. None compare to this version in my opinion. Sheer bliss.

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brilliant novel and beautifully read by lindsay

i fell in love with jane austen in the early 90's after watching the bbc adaptation of pride and prejudice with colin and jennifer
i still watch this from time to time obsessively, for when i watch it once i feel i need to watch it several times in a row to really appreciate and relive the the first time i fell in love with jane austen and this beautiful story
i thank the lord for the advent of audio books
i'm not a reader but i am most certainly a listener
i'd never before listened to an audio book of this novel till very recently and what drew me in was seeing that it was read by the gorgeous and talented lindsay duncan, what a beautiful voice and so deliciously read, i can't wait to hear the next line she reads
thank you lindsay for making this novel even more enchanting to me, i love your work and now i can listen to your gorgeous voice reading my all time favourite novel wherever and whenever i please

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This is such a gorgeous story.

This is such a gorgeous story. A little disappointed with the quality of the playback initially but it was read so well that after a while I forgot about it.

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My Favourite

We all know this is a masterpiece of writing, but the narration was just perfect. Highly recommend!

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Always a favourite

I've read, watched & listened to this story so many times but I still love it. Great narrator.

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  • Dr. Roberta
  • 28-05-2009

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

I listened briefly to all the "Pide and Prejudice" audios on our list, before buying this production narrated by Linsey Duncan. Ms Ducan's reading is superb. Each character is given a unique voice and portrayed with such subtlety, that the novel easily flows in currents of reality. Miss Austen's language is preserved and alive. I am a serious reader of Ms Austen and I am totally satisfied with this audio.

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  • C. Davis
  • 14-03-2009

Excellent Read!

I just finished listening to "Pride and Prejudice." I've read the book before (as well as seen the various TV and movie productions), so I'm already a fan. That being said, this book was a delight to listen to. The narrator does the characters very well, and I appreciate the fact that she is a true British actor. Be prepared to be totally absorbed -- near the end, I couldn't put it down.

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  • Louise
  • 23-05-2008

excellent reading

Lindsey Duncan, the English actress, does a fine job in this reading. Her Elizabeth is not pert or flirty, but intelligent and witty. You can see why Darcy is so taken with her. Duncan is good with all the women, differentiating their language and intonation. This is the one to listen to!

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  • Mitchel
  • 01-04-2008

terrific

when a great book meets a wonderful reader, this is what you get.

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  • A
  • 02-04-2009

Definitely worth it!

Loved the book (of course), and LOVED the narrator. Ms. Duncan does a fabulous job of giving each character a distinct vocal quality, which is very important in this book particularly, as Jane Austen tends to leave off speaker tags on her dialogue. HIGHLY recommended!

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  • Helen
  • 30-05-2008

A Classic!

Always a pleasure to immerse yourself in Jane Austin, and even through the years we still connect. Jane Austin's gift for dialogue is remarkable. The narration was pleasant too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-2009

Very well done

I found the text of the book very hard to maintain interest in but this audiobook production was excellently performed and executed. The actress who reads was delightful and enthusiastic. High quality!

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  • Steve
  • 08-07-2008

5 Stars are Not Enough

A wonderful story told in a most elegant manner. Also expertly read with a voice simply perfect for the story. I would give it about 7 stars if possible.

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  • Mark
  • 14-08-2009

Excellent book, excellent narrator

This was actually the first I ever "read" this book, although I had heard a lot about it. I have to say, this is one of the best credits I have spent--the book was great, and is a classic, so I won't spend much time talking about it.

The narrator was very pleasant to listen to, and did a good job of putting the correct emotions into her voice. Indignation, coyness, sarcasm, and humor were all rendered fully. The only issue I had was that once or twice I lost track of who it was speaking. That said, it is unfortunate that Lindsay Duncan has not narrated more books, as I would certainly listen to her again.

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  • Molly
  • 22-04-2008

Pride and Prejudice

I've tried to read the book, but I never finished it. The narration was great. I surely recommend this audiobook.

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  • DooeyDuck
  • 19-08-2008

First of many

This was my first Audible download, and I was interested to see how a familiar story would appeal in this format. Having seen the film versions, I was unsure whether I would find the unabridged audiobook too long. I needn't have worried. Lindsay Duncan reads very well, and I enjoyed the full story immensely. I looked forward to the next instalment each evening, and will now be ordering more Jane Austen for my next download.

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  • Katie Jane
  • 28-04-2011

To be listened to multiple times

I love everything about this book. it's beautifully read. The story is one I never tire of & the more I read it or listen to it the more I get from it.

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  • dippy dino
  • 16-06-2009

Faithful reading

A lovely reading which captures the spirit of the book without the reader getting in the way of the characters.

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  • Margaret
  • 23-12-2012

Jane Austen Revisited

'Pride and Prejudice' has long been one of my favourite Austen novels and this reading of it made it even more so. Lyndsay Duncan catches every nuance of Austen's style which made listening to it a joy. I highly recommend this to Austen fans and those who are yet to discover the joys of her writing.

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  • Kirsten
  • 07-08-2012

Excelent rendition

This was a very enjoyable version of Pride and Prejudice. Well narrated by Lindsay Duncan. Jane Austen's wittiest work.

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  • Tracy
  • 11-11-2010

No review necessary!

Lindsay Duncan reads this very well, in a non-intrusive and clear manner.

As for the novel, what needs to be said? This is Jane Austen's best known and arguably most beloved novel and sets the standard for this genre of historic romantic fiction. If this genre is your preference, and you have not read P&P before, enjoy! You are in for a treat.

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  • Jo
  • 08-08-2011

Delightful

Unexpectedly excellent story, beautifully read. The narrator manages to give each character a very subtly changed tone without 'putting on a voice'.
I had no previous experience of Jane Austin and will certaily read more of her work.

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  • The pink one
  • 21-03-2016

Éloquent and Magic

So hard to press the pause button and return to the 21st century! What a gem of an audiobook!

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  • KateCJ
  • 18-09-2013

Adored it all.

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

One of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

It's a wonderful story and the narration was a joy.

Which character – as performed by Lindsay Duncan – was your favourite?

I thought she differentiated well between all the sisters but her interpretation/reading of Elizabeth was particularly good.

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  • E. Braithwaite
  • 18-02-2016

great story and great narration

This is my favourite book to go to when I need cheering up and the narrator does a fantastic job. Best version I've heard so far.

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