Pride and Prejudice (version 3)


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 3767 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

Superb book. Must listen

(5 stars)

Karen Savage is a superb narrator. She has certainly spoiled my ear for all future narrations of books

Excellent

(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

Pride and Prejudice read by Karen Savage

(5 stars)

Karen Savage's reading of Pride and Prejudice is outstanding. With her clear, beautiful voice and flawless, unhurried reading style, Ms. Savage would excel at reading any fiction. But I think she is absolutely perfect as a reader of Jane Austen. Ms. Savage clearly loves and deeply appreciates Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's brilliant human understanding and humor shine through in Ms. Savage's masterful reading, and Ms. Savage's interpretation of the characters of P&P seems just right -- her interpretation of the pompous Mr. Collins, for just one example, is an absolute delight. Ms. Savage's reading of Pride and Prejudice deserves the highest possible commendation.

Better Than the Real Thing!

(5 stars)

I've read this book numerous times, but having Karen Savage read it to me still brought novelty and much pleasure. The character development she employs through voice, inflection and tone provides the listener with a clear picture of each personality. The humour of Austen and absurdity of her characters cannot help but be appreciated. To say more would turn me into a Mr. Collins.....listen, you won't be disappointed.

(5 stars)

Of course, there are no new words of praise for this classic Austen novel, which seems only to give more pleasure ever time I reread it. However, Karen Savage’s reading deserves every word of recognition! However many audiobooks of Pride and Prejudice there are or ever shall be, I will always turn to this recording for Miss Savage’s lovely voice and perfect tone distinctions to denote different characters, etc. She’s extraordinary. Listen!

A classic, often comic, beautifully read by Karen Savage

(5 stars)

Karen Savage is the best interpreter of Austen I have ever heard. I recently listened to her reading of Mansfield Park, which led me to this work. The A&E miniseries of Pride and Prejudice is so good, and adheres so closely to the novel, that it's hard to imagine another actress bringing it to life, but Ms. Savage definitely succeeds. The tone and rhythm of her voice are so spot on that she seems to speak with Austen's own voice.

classic for a reason

(5 stars)

i am catching up on classics that i have not read before (i am in my 50s). this story is easy to follow and a classic for a reason. the narrator did an excellent job, making listening easy and pleasant. i felt like i was watching a movie in my head. i will surely look for other books by this author and by this narrator.

Completely Engrossing Reading

(5 stars)

Once again, Karen Savage opens the gates of a great classic and ushers us into its every room until we cannot bear to leave. Pride and Prejudice has 61 chapters, but the time flew as fast as if it were a novelette. This was the second, but I am sure, not the last time I will listen. I hope many will have the same pleasure.