Audiobook Review: “Pride and Prejudice” By Jane Austen

The audiobook of Pride and Prejudice is a beautiful story of love and life in the early 19th century. As many of us are familiar with the work of the brilliant Jane Austen, I was able to engulf myself in the way Audible presented the legendary novel. Without revealing too much plot or spoilers to the story, Pride and Prejudice is about the life of the Bennet’s, including the father, mother, and their five daughters – and what happens when a Mr. Darcy shows up.

This specific audiobook of Pride and Prejudice was read by Rosamund Pike, who not only took upon the role of the characters by changing her voice, but is also very familiar with the story. During the 2005 rendition of the Pride and Prejudice movie, Pike was Jane Bennet; a prominent character in the novel and film. Understanding her history with Austen’s beautiful novel, Audible picked the best candidate for the recording.

Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, reflects on many aspects of life in the early 19th century; including class, wealth, and marriage. Austen made an effort to touch upon each of the topics through the perspective of a marriage-age woman, and understood how unfair the situation was for those without a “hefty” dowry.

Now I won’t ruin this great novel for you with the crucial plot details, but I can say it’s worth a read or listen. The characters are beautifully developed in Pride and Prejudice, and it does touch upon some historic situations that show how much has changed over time.

Recommend reading age: 15+ due to themes and situations

A copy of this book was provided by Audible for review.