(audio) book review: Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen (narrated by Donada Peters)

witty story, lovely prose, lovely audiobook reading

I know the story. I’ve seen a few cinematic versions (the Kiera Knightley version, the Bollywood-Hollywood fusion version, even the Mormon version), and I admit that I mostly decided to read this because I wanted to read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and one review suggested that the appreciation of that book would be much better having recently read the original, which I believe I read once, about fifteen years ago.

Donada Peters’ reading of this audiobook was just perfect. (I was missing the last CD and was unwilling to read the end, as Peters’ reading was so enjoyable.) The story doesn’t need my endorsement, and it took a little while to draw me in, but I loved it in the end.

Note on content: This book has snobby people.

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