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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
By: (1775-1817)

Austen’s timeless romantic classic, follows the lives of the five Bennett sisters, who live in a time where an advantageous marriage and social status are considered a fundamental for any woman to stand a fair chance at life. Set at the turn of the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice catches a perfect glimpse not only of a time when women were socially and economically dependent solely on their marital status, but also as an age of enlightenment and witness of the French Revolution.

This romantic novel with its hint of comic references begins with the famous quote "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This famous quotation sets the story into motion as the eligible Mr. Bingley is introduced as he rides into town. The quote also draws in and to some extent reveals the content of the plot to come. Soon the news of the arrival of the well off Charles Bingley finds its way to the ears of the Bennett household. Having five unmarried daughters, the Bennetts are eager to match them up with suitable spouse candidates and see them prosperously married. After attending a ball, Mr. Bingley is instantly attracted to the oldest Bennett daughter Jane and it is fair to say that the feeling is mutual. Such cannot be said about his close friend Mr. Darcy who rudely refuses to dance with the second Bennett daughter Elizabeth. Consequently, Elizabeth’s first prejudice is born as she labels Mr. Darcy arrogant and obnoxious; however, she later learns never to judge a book by its cover and must swallow up her pride to achieve happiness. Pride and Prejudice witnesses the exciting courtships of the Bennett sisters and their suitors, as well as the not so joyful relationships of other characters. As the novel develops the relationships between the characters must outweigh the forces seeking to tear them apart.

Experience the adventures of the Bennett sisters as they face the troublesome issues of manners, social class, family, and marriages in a male reliant society. A story not only portraying the unreliable nature of pride and prejudice, Austen’s classic also paints a vivid image of the past and the woman as a member of society.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 102 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 21, 2016
Subject: Excellent
Elizabeth does an excellent job reading the book. Love the voices she did to represent different characters.
Reviewer: - May 24, 2016
Subject: great job!
Terrific job reading! Too bad the chapters are so short,.
Reviewer: - March 15, 2016
Subject: EXCELLENT
it helped me so much with my homework, when I had to read 5 chapters at a time so its good that you can go back and don't have to remember what part the chapter was like other ones this is great!
Reviewer: - March 10, 2016
Subject: This book
i could hear her voice for ever!! amzing!!
Reviewer: - February 23, 2016
Subject: wonderful
really good book
Reviewer: - January 28, 2016
Subject: Reading made simple!
I've been longing to read this book but couldn't due to work pressure but listening to her read makes it so enjoyable!!! Her voice is quite animated.
Reviewer: - January 27, 2016
Subject: Excellent
Great model family is shown here to be followed. Thanks a lot for the great work
Reviewer: - January 8, 2016
Subject: Excellent!!
Not only a wonderful book, but Elizabeth has a most expressive and pleasant voice. I absolutely loved this, and agree that I could listen to her read off a shopping list and be entertained. Excellent.
Reviewer: - December 29, 2015
Subject: Suggestion
Deep appreciation for this great website. Also, it would be great if books classified with their level too, (Intermediate, Advances) for whom is not native and try to improve his/her English with reading and listening.
Reviewer: - December 26, 2015
Subject: Excellent reader!
Great job reading this fabulous book!
Reviewer: - December 5, 2015
Subject: WOW
Same here, Todd
Reviewer: - December 3, 2015
A fast paced, expressive and elegant reading, perfectly in tune with the novel!
Reviewer: - December 1, 2015
Subject: Great epic story, very good reader
Love the reader! Must read story
Reviewer: - November 27, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
The narrator performance was excellent. I will look for her name in other books to listen too even when the book initially holds only mild interest.
October 16, 2015
Thank you so much! You read beautifully!
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: great
wonderful job, thank you!
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I love this reader and have been working my way through Jane Austen with her as the reader. I'm starting this book for the second time.
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: Awesome book!
I loved this book! Looking for a good romance novel? Read this! Great book
August 25, 2015
Wonderful voice and an excellent novel!
Reviewer: - July 26, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I would listen to Elizabeth read the directions of an Ikea instruction sheet. She is a fantastic reader.
Reviewer: - July 23, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I loved the reader's interpretation of this book. It was great and I thoroughly enjoyed listening as first time to read this book. I also like that she read at a fast pace so did not take long to read it. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: - July 22, 2015
Author: Jane Narrator:Elizabeth Two main characters: Jane & Elizabeth Excellent book and well read.
Reviewer: - July 15, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I quite enjoyed the book, more than I thought I would. The reader was fantastic, she did very well.
Reviewer: - July 15, 2015
Subject: Cute voice & Novel
my favorite story and with this cute voice ... amazing
Reviewer: - April 30, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
Loved this & thought Elizabeth did a wonderful job as the reader-voice. Would listen to more books that she reads; great book.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2015
Subject: On Pride and Prejudice
one of the most favourite creations I have ever tasted... perhaps my all time favourite and the closest friend in my solitude.... love this so much
Reviewer: - February 25, 2015
Subject: cute voice
such a voice is from heavens , thanks
Reviewer: - February 16, 2015
Subject: Love!
Such a great and expressive voice! Thanks very much!
Reviewer: - February 4, 2015
This book is fantastic, made even more exciting by the narrator. Great job!
January 19, 2015
This is one of my favourite books, narrator did an amazing job! I'd happily listen to her read any book!
Reviewer: - January 19, 2015
Subject: Love!
Yay. Finally found one that I love to listen to. Thank you Elizabeth Klett
Reviewer: - January 4, 2015
Subject: Fantastic
A wonderful book enhanced even further by Elizabeth Klett's brilliant reading!
January 4, 2015
Great voice. the speed is proper! thank you
Reviewer: - December 3, 2014
Simplesmente amando o site, os narradores tem voz linda
November 5, 2014
I love this book so much.
Reviewer: - October 20, 2014
Usually I don't like this literary genre, but narrator Elizabeth Klett have the beautiful voice and I was listening this story to the end. Thanks very much for the performance.
Reviewer: - October 15, 2014
Beautiful voice thank you for the free audio book!
Reviewer: - September 13, 2014
Beautiful voice! You did a great job!
Reviewer: - September 11, 2014
Brilliant book, and narrator even better.
Reviewer: - August 31, 2014
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
Grand book I love the narrator Elizabeth Klett bravo (:
Reviewer: - August 20, 2014
Great book, well read!
Reviewer: - August 18, 2014
Subject: Excellent reading of this excellent novel.
Outstanding portrayal of Austin's great drama. Thanks very much for the performance.
Reviewer: - August 16, 2014
Love this book. This was my first Audio Book and sure not my last
Reviewer: - August 13, 2014
I love this book and i have lost count of the times i have listned to it. Brillant!
Reviewer: - August 6, 2014
Subject: Excellent
Excellent reader - it was such a joy to listen to such a great novel read so well.
Reviewer: - August 5, 2014
Subject: This really is brilliant
This is totally amazing. It's funny the reader's accent swithes so frequently but so perfectly.
Reviewer: - June 29, 2014
Subject: Narrator
I had to read this book for school. I knew this book was a chick-flick and that I would not enjoy it as well as other books. The narrating was great and it helped me a lot to get through the book. Thank you so much Klett and BooksShouldBeFree.
Reviewer: - June 27, 2014
Subject: Thank you
Glad i found this! Thank you.
Reviewer: - June 22, 2014
Subject: Great reading!
Love, love, love this reading! It was everything I hoped for.
Reviewer: - June 20, 2014
Subject: Splendid reading
Splendid reader. Each character has his own voice and this help a lot. In greatful for your hard job. You brought the book to life. Thanks!
Reviewer: - May 9, 2014
BRILLIANT!! And what splendid reading Thanks.
Reviewer: - May 8, 2014
Subject: Very well done recording
200 years later and this book is still on the nose with today's fundamentals. Elizabeth Klett s reading of it is so enticing. It is just as clever, witty, and intelligent as a Jane Austen herself... I felt I could almost hear Miss Austen's voice narrating.
Reviewer: - April 25, 2014
Subject: Must read!
This book was just amazing. I did not do much of the audio but read the whole book and I gotta say that reading it's a must. Loved it, one of my favorites now. I will try the audio now, other readers say it's great :)
Reviewer: - April 1, 2014
This reader is great and it helped me do homework while reading for a report at the same time!
February 23, 2014
The reader does a perfect job! If you have trouble reading through the novel itself, listening to this audio makes it much easier. She really distinguishes between character voices and descriptions. It's very, very helpful!
Reviewer: - February 5, 2014
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
This was a great help to me the reader was clear and easy to understand and she read at a good pace so i was able to read along with her and she really brought the book to life for me thank you Books Should be Free.
Reviewer: - February 4, 2014
Subject: Fantastic reader
Vivid and lively voice, each character can be distinguished just by the voice and emotion. Great acting!! This is absolutely a must-listen audio and I recommend it to all English learners as well.
Reviewer: - February 3, 2014
Subject: Well done
Read very well, thank you :)
Reviewer: - January 31, 2014
Subject: Brilliant recording
I never liked P&P very much but this recording and especially the reader managed to change my mind. I enjoyed listening to this a great deal. Thank you for making it happen.
January 23, 2014
The reader is a fantastic actress. She emotes well and has clearly distinguishable voice for each character.
Reviewer: - December 21, 2013
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
Absolutely excellent! This reading is done incredibly well!
Reviewer: - November 2, 2013
Subject: Thoroughly Enjoyable
Fantastic reader did a tremendous job interpreting the characters voices and personalities. I didn't want it to end. :-)
Reviewer: - October 30, 2013
Subject: Great Reader
This reader is excellent!
Reviewer: - October 26, 2013
Subject: Outstanding reading!
This reading of the classic book is outstanding. Thank you!
Reviewer: - October 2, 2013
Subject: Pride and Prejudiced
Great Book. Well read. Enjoyed this book very much!
Reviewer: - September 23, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
This is just brilliant. I like her accent.
Reviewer: - September 16, 2013
Subject: Nice!
Read with feeling. Only wish she read a bit slower though because I listen as I craft. I like this better than TV.
Reviewer: - August 30, 2013
Subject: Great
I can't explain this is a work of a great soul
Reviewer: - July 17, 2013
Subject: love Darcy and Jane
It was really amazing...the story is great...I want to get the original one...
Reviewer: - June 28, 2013
This book is great and just like the film. I was searching for something to keep me busy and got this book.
Reviewer: - June 11, 2013
Wow! I didn't realized this book could be so great! I love the sudden transition of different voices.
Reviewer: - June 7, 2013
Subject: Brilliant
太棒了!
Reviewer: - May 27, 2013
Subject: Great!
This was a great book! Elizabeth Klett made the book come to life. I have also heard her in Alice's Adventure in wonderland and she does great there too. Thanks Elizabeth and Thanks to the website Books Should be Free!
Reviewer: - May 26, 2013
Subject: Great!
Elizabeth Klett did an excellent job reading this book. I enjoyed hearing it and is way better then a movie or any kind of play. Thank you Elizebeth and Thank you to this web site Book Should be Free! While I do my hobby I listen to these books instead of watching TV now! So much better!
Reviewer: - May 20, 2013
Better than a movie because there can be so much more with a splendid voice and your vivid imagination.
Reviewer: - May 16, 2013
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
Wonderful narration by Elizabeth!
Reviewer: - May 9, 2013
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth, I hope you're reading this: You brought this story to life! Your reading was wonderful and I'm sure Jane Austen would have been proud of you :)
Reviewer: - April 18, 2013
Love this.....This is my favorite book!!! The play starts in our town tonight...I cannot wait to see it :)
Reviewer: - April 4, 2013
Subject: Thanks a ton!
The greatest book and site I have ever seen :)
Reviewer: - March 31, 2013
Subject: Fabulous
Until I discovered Elizabeth Klett, I didn't know I liked the Classics. This is a lovely story with lots of humor and beautifully read.
Reviewer: - March 30, 2013
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
Wonderful job!!! Esp. love how the reader changes voices for the characters and talks in a British accent!!! Love this story!!!
Reviewer: - March 27, 2013
Subject: The best
Best reader for best book...
Reviewer: - March 17, 2013
Subject: Pride And Prejudice
Elizabeth Klett is incredible--She really brings the story to life!
Reviewer: - March 17, 2013
Subject: great
I have never heard such an amazing audiobook like this.
Reviewer: - March 15, 2013
The best book, the best reading... Recommended for sure....
Reviewer: - February 26, 2013
Subject: Aweome
The best reading job I’ve heard on this website. You're a pro, Elizabeth Klett!
Reviewer: - February 21, 2013
Subject: Love this book!!!
Amazing book ever that have read in a long time!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: - February 10, 2013
Elizabeth Klett did a wonderful job. Well worth listening to.
Reviewer: - February 7, 2013
Subject: Arranz
Superbly read, and what a plot! A delight.
Reviewer: - February 7, 2013
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
I have just listened to Pride & Prejudice. I have also listened to Camilla & Bram Stokers Dracula. Elizabeth Klett Reads with clarity & Interest. She has a gift of reading. I was on the edge of my seat as she read. LOVED it. Thank you to all your Volunteers, they are wonderful.
Reviewer: - January 31, 2013
Subject: Loved it!
An wonderful story with a touch of mystery as the story takes an unexpected twist and of course filled with lots of romance. Karen Savage the lady who reads it on here does an excellent job. The book is a great enjoyment to listen too!
Reviewer: - January 30, 2013
Subject: wonderful!
Elizabeth Klett performs a great service to the listener while reading Pride an Prejudice. A charming rendition of a highly entertaining book. Well done!
Reviewer: - January 29, 2013
Subject: Excellent
A beautiful historical romance. Read very well.
Reviewer: - January 20, 2013
Subject: Excellent
This book is about the quality of a person's character not being determined by social opinions but rather by one's actions. It also does a great portrayal of the era's inequality between genders; where males had the obligation and privilege to work, gentle women were expected to bear children and largely considered a burden if they could not marry. This is the root of the mother's insistence that all of her daughters marry off. Not only does Jane Austin do a good job in portraying feminist views about the equality of the sexes, but she has an excellent point that a man's morals will guide his decisions. Those who do not understand this book are obviously not fans of history or ethics. A love story based on people's true character and personality is much nobler than love-at-first-sigh fairy tales, and in my opinion, much more romantic. This is an excellent story, and the readers were a joy to listen to as well.
January 13, 2013
Subject: lovely
It was a lovely book. The reader made it even more excellent.
January 7, 2013
It is a depressing book about women who either can't get married or don't want to.
Reviewer: - December 30, 2012
Subject: Overrated
This book is very overrated for what it is. I had to read this thing for an English class and was bored to tears. Even the movie is terribly pointless. Since I obviously did not understand what was so great about this book, I listened to my teacher talk about it to see if I had missed some deep meaning hidden within its pages. I hadn't. Pointless book...seems like you have to be a certain kind of person to enjoy a book like this. Books about romance and status social and feelings and other BS were never my thing. Which is probably why I hate this book so badly.
Reviewer: - November 29, 2012
Subject: Novel & Reading
The thing that made this Novel worth listening is that the readers were up to their mark in the recitation of this Gentle Classic of Victorian Era by Jane Austin.Surely Readers did justice with this Epic!
Reviewer: - November 29, 2012
Subject: Very Well Done
This audio book is well worth listening to not only because the story is timeless, but also because this recording does the book justice.
Reviewer: - November 21, 2012
Subject: Excellent!
It was a good novel but reader made it Excellent, her use of different accents and tones for different characters made it really enjoyable. Loved it!
Reviewer: - November 18, 2012
Subject: Reading
I think Karen Savage's reading is too fast. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable with her fast reading and cant pay great attention to this novel.
Reviewer: - November 16, 2012
Subject: Wonderful :)
I'm a Jane Austen fan and just like others have said this one can be a fast book to read. However, I like the fact that the reader uses an English accent which is great considering other accents can be allot worse. Looking forward to downloading the eBook after listening to the audio.


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