English actress Kate Beckinsale is the perfect reader for Jane Austen’s brilliant satire-slash-love story.
Very few novels inspire the kind of fanatical devotion that Jane Austen’s Regency-era classic does. Pride and Prejudice follows the inimitable Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters, who are expected to behave in just-so, socially acceptable ways…but that’s not really in the cards. Pride and Prejudice is a witty satire, a family melodrama, and, above all, one of the greatest—and most imitated—love stories in Western literature.
There was no such thing as an audiobook when Jane Austen first published Pride and Prejudice in 1813, but we know that Austen liked to test her novels by reading them out loud to her family. Actress Kate Beckinsale narrates this Apple Books exclusive audiobook of the beloved English novel, which is perfect considering Beckinsale portrayed another Austen heroine in a 1996 movie adaptation of Emma.
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A great reading, can we have more?
This is an outstanding reading of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It would be wonderful to see Apple produce many more audiobooks for such classics.
A Classic For All Ages!
Kate Beckinsale did a wonderful narration of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Each character seemed to have their own unique voice and she added so much depth and tone to them! As for the novel itself—it was delightful! The whole book seemed to be ahead of its time; from the thoughtful characters to the twisting (although somewhat cliché) plot! And to think it was all written almost 200 years ago! Absolutely outstanding read and I find it almost unimaginable that such great, clean (no background sounds) narration all came for free! There should be no argument on whether or not you should try this audiobook given it is free. There wasn’t a dull moment of listening to this book.