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.
I have never experience an audiobook before. I was under the (mistaken) impression that I would not understand them without the visual reference in front of me.
I downloaded Pride and Prejudice as a free audiobook to try it and see. Kate Beckinsale immediately hooked me. Her melodic voice and accurate depictions of each character entranced me. I could not stop listening! I wish that she would do many more! Highly recommend.
Brilliant from start to finish
Kate does a wonderful job with the narration, her voice is easy listening with great emotion and enunciation!
Best Romance novel
It’s incredible 🤩