Pride and Prejudice (version 3)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 5780 reviews)

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library, Whitehall, who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey, it was written at Steventon Rectory. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 4:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 4:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 8:51 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 5:46 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 5:14 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 12:21 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 10:12 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 10:10 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 9:24 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 11:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 8:45 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12 3:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 8:42 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 14 6:50 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 15 9:02 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 16 17:58 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 17 6:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 18 27:15 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 19 11:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 20 9:19 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 21 10:37 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 22 9:26 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 23 8:26 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 24 10:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 25 7:50 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 26 12:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 27 6:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 28 7:53 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 29 13:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 30 6:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 31 8:16 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 32 8:07 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 33 9:31 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 34 11:22 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 35 16:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 36 11:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 37 8:23 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 38 6:34 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 39 7:54 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 40 9:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 41 12:27 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 42 9:57 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 43 24:58 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 44 12:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 45 9:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 46 15:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 47 20:28 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 48 12:30 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 49 11:24 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 50 11:01 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 51 10:09 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 52 15:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 53 14:56 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 54 8:11 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 55 11:40 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 56 14:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 57 9:11 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 58 12:42 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 59 12:49 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 60 7:56 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 61 6:33 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

Karen Savage is the BEST


(5 stars)

I love this book. I couldn't be happier with Karen's narration. The reviews are no exaggeration.

a masterpiece


(5 stars)

this is one of those books that only betters the more we read it! and Karen Savage is between my favorite readers here at Librivox. her work is always supremely well done. she brings the characters to life


(4 stars)

Well read. Clearly understandable. I would have preferred the reader to use different voices for the characters, making it easier to distinguish among them. The narrator's part could be rather plain, while the voices of the characters could be a bit more animated, and differing from one-another. Some readers do this, and it makes for a richer experience, provided they don't over-do it.


(5 stars)

Love this. There is a blip right when mr Collins goes to propose to Charlotte Lucas but you don’t miss much and it doesn’t alter the scene enough to matter.

Ms. Savage's Reading of Ms. Austin's Time - Wonderfully evocative or ?


(5 stars)

I am very pleased with Ms. Savage's reading of the book, as she (to me) seems lovely and charming and thus "of that time and place" so vividly set down by Ms. Austin." But I am just another American (male), and so I do wonder what might a person with more breeding, or closer location of birth might say about reading the great Austin's works.? Several reviewers felt the reading rushed. Some liked it just so. I was lucky to find such a website, dealing with the issues of time and place, and what did they sound like back then? https://austenauthors.net/the-sound-of-austen/ Of course, we have many films to hear the words in their way, also. Again, I'm charmed by Ms. Savage. And Ms. Austin. Thank you, Librivox and Internet Archive.

Amazing Book, Amazing Reader


(4.5 stars)

Pride and Prejudice is of course a classic, a pioneer is showing that gentlewomen's drawing room affairs could be the plot of the novel.. the very vehicle hitherto only used to define the future of nations, or to navigate the dangerous ups and downs of gothic-romantic sentimentalism. The purpose of my review is to fully appreciate the reading of Ms. Savage. It truly brought the story to life.

Master Reader


(5 stars)

The perfect pairing of reader and my favorite book. Ms. Savage renders the perfect nuances of characters and inflections that bring this satisfying work to life. I never get tired of listening to the delicious turn of phrase and each time find some new description or allusion that I had not noticed before. Truly a master work of fiction read by a very talented reader.

Amazing!


(5 stars)

This was the first book I listened to after downloading Librivox, and I spent the entire day transfixed! I will definitely be following with more Austen (and anything else) read by Karen Savage as she is an absolute delight to listen to. Lovely voice, masterful delivery, and she gives just the right amount of consistent personality to each character to make a wonderful story truly shine.