Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Read by: Alison Larkin
Publisher: British Classic Audio and BMA
Length: Approximately 13 hours and 29 minutes
Source: Purchased from Audible.
I’ve reviewed this novel several times on this blog, so I won’t go into a detailed review here. I do love listening to it as an audiobook. Austen was meant to be read out loud as it was in her original time to her family. Every time I reread Austen; I always get different points out of it. My random thoughts this time were as follows:
- I just love Elizabeth Bennet. Her personality just shines off of the page. I love that she has her own opinion and doesn’t just follow others. I also love her wit.
- Mr. Darcy’s change is so wonderful. He is certainly dismayed by Elizabeth probably being the first person in his life to tell him that he wasn’t always behaving properly. I like that he reflected on it and worked to rectify the situation.
- I felt so bad for Jane. When Bingley came back, she wasn’t sure what to do. Were things going to pick up again?
- I get so used to watching the movies, that I forget just how long the ending is in Pride and Prejudice. There is so much good detail that I enjoy that the movies all cut out.
- I always loved Mr. Bennet in my teenage years, but I get more annoyed by him with every read of this book. He is funny, but he certainly is indifferent to the problems in this family.
There are also Regency songs sung by Alison Larkin at the end of this audiobook that I enjoyed.
Overall, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a wonderful book to treasure and the audiobook by Alison Larkin is excellent.