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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense make this her most enduringly popular novel.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

By Jane Austen

Chapter 1

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

"My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"

Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.

"But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it."

Mr. Bennet made no answer.

"Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently.

" You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."

This was invitation enough.

"Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

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!

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