Over in my Classics Corner at AudioGals this week, I listened to two of the many versions of Pride and Prejudice. There are something like twenty different audiobook versions of P&P available from Audible, some using well-established and recognisable narrators, some using less familiar names. I listened to two different versions – so I just scratched the surface – one from 2015 narrated by Alison Larkin and the other from 2003 narrated by Kate Reading, both of them well-known and accomplished audiobook performers. Ultimately, as with any narration, making a choice is going to come down to a matter of personal preference; the difference between literary classics and new titles is that there is usually more than one version of the former. This obviously affords the listener more choice but it also means it can be difficult to decide which version to go for if you’re not familiar with any of the performers.
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