Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Austen's most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice is brought to sparkling new life in this "wonderful, unforgettable" recording from AudioFile Earphones award-winning narrator Alison Larkin.
Always a witty and original voice, Alison Larkin follows her narration of Pride and Prejudice with songs from Regency England, to give the listener a sense of what after dinner family entertainment might have sounded like in Jane Austen's time.
Recorded in a drawing room not unlike the Bennets', a young lady who sounds suspiciously like Mary Bennet sings The Lonely Ash Grove, Ye Banks and Braes, and Down by the Salley Gardens, making up in vocal enthusiasm what she lacks in polish.


What the Critics Say

"Raised in England by adoptive parents, Alison Larkin was actually born in America. She herself is a comic writer and performer – and she approaches Austen as a satirist – she has genuine theatrical skill...sustained comic creations. The voice reveals all." (David Denby, The New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable!

I love Jane Austen and I love this performance of Pride and Prejudice. The narrator knows the story and tells it well. Her characters are recognisable and I love the piano interludes between a good number of the chapters too. The scene from a Regency drawing room at the end is fun, even though it sounds like far more people are there than the Bennett's drawing room would hold! And a bit echoey for such a full room too. That is my only 'negative' about this book. I highly recommend it!
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- Arwen


What made the experience of listening to Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England the most enjoyable?

This is the best audiobook of Pride and Prejudice available. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Read about Alison Larkin as an Austen narrator in the New Yorker and have not looked back since. Mrs Bennet is hilarious. Darcy utterly believable. Wonderful narration and the Songs at the end make you feel you are in Jane Austen's living room - a wonderful touch.

What other book might you compare Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England to, and why?

Persuasion and Poems by Jane Austen which also brings additional material to the end of the book is also wonderful - and also narrated by Ms Larkin.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The proposal scene!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. The scene when Darcy confesses his true feelings for Elizabeth.

Any additional comments?

The songs at the end are delightful - this is a MUST BUY!

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- Mary Katherine Worth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: British Classic Audio and BMA