My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
Unabridged. Narrated by Rosamund Pike.
Only a few chapters in I posted an update that I couldn’t believe how much of my life I’d wasted without this book haha
It was such a happy accident that brought me and Pride and Prejudice together and given how much I loved it one might call it fate 😉
I’d put my Audible membership on pause but predictably forgot to cancel so had a credit to spend. Scrolling through the store this beautiful cover art struck me and I felt it was a good a time as any to give good old Jane Austen a go. Now unfortunately, I was once
forced subjected to sitting through the movie Bride & Prejudice so I had a good idea how the story would go.
Rosamund Pike did such a good job of performing this audiobook! She had a distinct voice for each character which made it easy to follow, especially in parts where both Jane and Elizabeth are referred to as ‘Miss Bennett’. I really don’t think I’d have enjoyed this even half as much without her narration. Her Mr. Collins is so ridiculously perfect.
I’m really excited by the prospect of someday owning this in a beautiful hardcover.
Until then, can anyone recommend whether I should read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I’m pretty tempted 😛