Pride and Prejudice (version 6, dramatic reading)


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(4.5 stars; 340 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 😁

good but a couple actors

(4 stars)

I loved this but for 2 of the actors. Mr. Wickham's voice actor sounded much to old and formal to be comfortably accepted as him, and Mrs. Gardner sounded as though every sentence was a question and put inflection in the most strange places so that it was most painful to get past her speaking points

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!

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.

Mil Nicholson!

(4.5 stars)

I gave it a chance cus Mil was one of the contributors (I loved her reading of Dombey and Son) and did not regret it. Loved the book, and the reading.

Always a favorite!

(5 stars)

Can't listen/read this book enough! Loved the dramatic reading. The voice actors were wonderful and personified the characters very well. I definitely recommend this version.

Great but...

(4 stars)

Great but Mrs. Gardiners part sounds very strange. The weird highs and lows of TriciaG sounds unnatural. It made those parts painful to endure.

Mostly excellent

(5 stars)

The first time I heard this reading, I disliked only one of the voice actors and enjoyed listening to one of my favorite books. But now, after multiple (15-16) "readings", I have realized a couple of things. Mr. Bennet and Lady Catherine are the best read characters. Both Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have great voices. Jane, Mrs. Bennet, Charlotte, Lydia, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Collins are great. Elizabeth is very good, but certain words like "err" and "censure" were not pronounced correctly and they began bothering me after the 5th reading. Darcy, likewise, is mostly good but twice or thrice, the inflection did not match the dialogs. There are 3-4 readers who were very uncomfortable to listen to, but enough people have listed them out, so I will not repeat it. Mostly a very enjoyable version. i always come back to this version when I want my Pride and Prejudice fix.