Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Becca will be proud.........

...........because I am going to read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin!

Well no, that isn't strictly true. I just know I would never get through it and the thought of watching any of the film or TV versions doesn't appeal. So I am going to let a very nice actress by the name of Lynsay Duncan read it to me. I have bought and downloaded the audiobook from iTunes and put it onto my new iPhone! I don't think I have ever listened to an audiobook before so I looked at several versions and the reviews all seemed to suggest that this was the best one.

It is unabridged at 12+ hours long. That suggests that you could actually sit down at 8 o'clock in the morning and read the book without a break and have it finished by 8 o'clock in the evening. Somehow that doesn't seem like long enough for a whole book.

Anyway, I shall be listening while I walk the dog, in the car and also I can listen while I knit which is a bonus!


mooncalf said...

Jane Austen?


She's one of my favourite authors - so sly and witty.

donnac1968 said...

There you go. That just shows my ignorance when it comes to literature!

Anonymous said...

I am indeed very proud; my favourite Austen though is 'Emma' and also 'Sense & Sensibility'!

Emma was adapted for clueless the movie!!