Pride and Prejudice (version 3)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 4788 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

Brilliant reading by Karen Savage

(5 stars)

My favourite Jane Austen book bought to life by the excellent reading of Karen Savage and much to some people's surprise Karen is an American not British. Her diction is superb. when she pronounces certain words : i.e enquiry, her American accent comes through. Truly a joy to listen to

(5 stars)

My favourite version of Pride and Prejudice - excellent reading, clean and clear. Pleasant and easy to listen to - this must be my fifth run at least because I enjoy KS's reading so much.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Superb reading by Karen Savage. I had previously read Sense and Sensibility and was in love with it, but I now believe this to be my new favourite from Jane Austen.

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.

Very good.

(5 stars)

Well written, engaging and charming characters, as well as a good dose of humor.

Savage adeptly captures the essence of this novel.

(3.5 stars)

As a review of the book, it is a classic romance, a genre that I don’t much often read (or listen to). I did want to give it a second try during February, and wished to experience for myself why is it that this book has had so many adaptations throughout the years. I was not disappointed. As a review of the recording Karen Savage did a spectacular job of capturing the characters, tone and feel of the story. My appreciation and enjoyment of the story is much due to Austen’s skill as a writer as to Savage’s performance. Two things irked me a bit, first that the quality of the recording itself is amateurish with more background noise than I’m used to and her sudden change of chapter introduction format (midway through the book she began mentioning the recording being for LibriVox and the month and year of recording). Minor things for sure.

Die Sprecherin leistet fantastische Arbeit!

(5 stars)

Ich habe mir die von karen savage vorgelesen Version dieses Buches bestimmt schon ein dutzend mal angehört und es wird nie langweilig. Sie hat einfach ein unglaubliches Talent, die Figuren förmlich zum Leben zu erwecken. Außerdem ist ihre Aussprache klar und deutlich, man versteht jedes Wort, das ist ja bei englischen Sprechern oft nicht der Fall, wenn man nicht Muttersprachler ist. Ich habe mir auch andere von ihr vorgetragene Werke angehört. Schade, dass sie nicht mehr Bücher aufgenommen hat.

Aged Very Well

(4 stars)

It's a slow book to get into, albeit not compared to other old novels, but it does have a very good story when you get into it. What impressed me most of all throughout was the authors ability to so succinctly put complex emotions and situations so into words through her characters. It was worth the read just for that.