Pride and Prejudice (version 6, dramatic reading)


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(4.5 stars; 262 reviews)

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. In this reading, Librivox volunteers lend their voices to dramatize Jane Austen's classic and well-loved novel. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)

Cast:

Mrs. Bennet: Beth Thomas
Mr. Bennet: Andy Minter
Jane Bennet: Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth Bennet: Arielle Lipshaw
Mary Bennet: Tina Danh
Catherine "Kitty" Bennet: GabrielleC
Lydia Bennet: BumbleVee
Mr. Bingley: John Fricker
Mr. Darcy: Peter Bishop
Charlotte Lucas: Laurie Anne Walden
Young Mr. Lucas: Beth Thomas
Sir William Lucas: Robert Scheid
Miss Caroline Bingley: Liz Bennington
Mrs. Hurst: Elizabeth Barr
Mr. Hurst: Barry Eads
Mr. Collins: mb
Mr. Wickham: Algy Pug
Denny: David Richardson
Mrs. Gardiner: TriciaG
Mr. Gardiner: David Lawrence
Maria Lucas: Maria Therese
Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Mil Nichols
Colonel Fitzwilliam: Ric F
Mrs. Reynolds: Esther
Mrs. Hill: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Butler: Barry Eads
Mrs. Phillips: debolee

Narrator: Debra Lynn

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

(11 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 6:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 02 4:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 03 9:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 04 6:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 05 5:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 06 13:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 07 11:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 08 12:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 09 9:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 13:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 10:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 4:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 9:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 7:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 9:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 20:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 7:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 30:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 11:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 9:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 11:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 10:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 9:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 11:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 8:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 13:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 7:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 8:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 14:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 6:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 9:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 8:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 10:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 12:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 35 17:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 36 12:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 37 8:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 38 6:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 39 8:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 40 9:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 41 13:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 42 10:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 43 27:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 44 13:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 45 10:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 46 17:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 47 22:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 48 13:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 49 13:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 50 12:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 51 11:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 52 18:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 53 16:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 54 9:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 55 13:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 56 17:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 57 10:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 58 14:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 59 14:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 60 9:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 61 7:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

My favorite audio version

(5 stars)

Love how there is a different voice actor for each character, so it is easier to listen to, by that I mean you're not thinking about if the narrator of the story is reading simple descriptive text or dialogue. As well you don't have to concentrate on who is saying what , given the voice recognition helps you create a better mental visual of what's going on, especially for me since I fall asleep listening to LibroVox. I love this site/app 😁

Great Reading, especially Bennetts

(4.5 stars)

Some of the minor characters are so bad it is actually entertaining, but main characters are great, especially Jane and Elizabeth. Narrator is good, but not super engaging. But you can't complain too much on an unabridged dramatic reading for free.

Charming!

(5 stars)

This recording is possibly my favorite on LibriVox. Start with a lovely story and throw in some of the best readers on LibriVox and this is the result. The main characters, Elizabeth, Jane, Darcy, Bingly, and Mr and Mrs Bennet are all just perfect! There are a few readers whose recording setup could have used some work to blend with the other readers, but the rest is worth dealing with it.

Mixed Bag of Talent

(3 stars)

While the three primary readers were quite good (Narrator, Elizabeth, Darcy), and others decent (Mrs. Bennett, Jane, Bingley, many others), there were a few catastrophic surprises. The three most difficult to listen to were Mr. Collins, Miss Bingley, and (by a landslide) Mrs. Gardiner. Be prepared, as a listener, for some shockingly painful segments in an otherwise decently-read audio book.

Lovely....mostly!

(4 stars)

I thought this was a was a lovely rendition of an audio book. I really enjoyed having a wide cast of people read the parts as they did. I enjoyed the book so much more...it made you more vested in the characters. The only problem with it, however, is that as wonderfully vested as you get in the well-read characters, the poorly read parts made it that much worse. The parts of Elizabeth, Jane, Bingley and Darcy were fantastic (esp Lizzy) but the parts of Caroline Bingley and Mrs. Gardiner were like nails on a chalkboard (esp Mrs Gardiner...she sounded like a fake automated phone operator). But overall it was good. Enjoyed very much!

wonderful classic girly book

(5 stars)

i have seen many of the various movies based on this book and the book and movies are both good. the readers did a fantastic job. Liz's mother was hilarious in voice and did a fantastic job of being annoying just as the mother was. a story that, if you are not already familiar with it, will have you going chapter after chapter in agony wondering if mr Darcy and Lizzy will ever get thing straighten out between them and reeling at the action of the family (like her mom and sister and his aunt).

Very enjoyable dramatic reading

(5 stars)

Why another version of Pride and Prejudice? Because a variety of talented, eager readers decided to "stage" a dramatic version of this classic novel. The different accents mingling takes a little getting used to, but that's part of the charm and the strength of this project. A great big thank you for this Pride and Prejudice

(2 stars)

While some of the readers were generally pleasant and sufficiently authentic, the narrator's three-pack-a-day Chris Farleyesque reading voice was terribly distracting. Similarly, some of the accents are akin to a Monty Python skit, "Ay, Gubnah!". Audio editing was acceptable; audio quality was not - by far. 8 chapters was all I could muster.