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First Listen: A clip of Rosamund Pike reading Chapter 3 of Pride and Prejudice!

A week ago, I posted here about Pride & Prejudice's very own Rosamund Pike (aka Jane Bennet, the eldest Bennet sister) reading the upcoming Audible Studios audiobook release of Pride and Prejudice, which will be released this month, December 8th! Now, a 2 minutes and 39 seconds first clip of Miss Pike reading part of Chapter 3 has been released via People.com.

Listen to a soundcloud clip of RP reading an excerpt from Chapter 3 of P&P (via People.com) and see new promo images of Rosamund recording (via Audible Studios) below...

First Listen: Hear Rosamund Pike Narrate Pride & Prejudice 10 Years After Appearing in the Film with Keira Knightley 
Rosamund Pike recording P&P audiobook | Courtesy Audible Studios

The story "gives people, in surprising ways, a huge amount of joy," says Pike

Rosamund Pike is revisiting her roots.

The Gone Girl star has teamed up with Amazon's audiobook division Audible to narrate the Jane Austen classic Pride & Prejudice, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen to the recording.  

The clip below is from chapter three, when the curmudgeonly Mr. Darcy skeptically eyes protagonist Elizabeth Bennet at a ball.



Rosamund Pike | Courtesy Audible Studios

Between her delightful British accent and experience with the material (she starred in the 2005 film adaptation opposite Keira Knightley), Pike, 36, makes for an excellent, entertaining narrator.

Audible's Pride & Prejudice audiobook featuring Pike is available for preorder and will be released Dec. 8. 

An excerpt of Chapter 3 (of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) as narrated by Rosamund Pike (via The Republic of Pemberley)...

Mr. Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield. Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves. What a contrast between him and his friend! Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party. His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again. Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was sharpened into particular resentment by his having slighted one of her daughters.

Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr. Darcy had been standing near enough for her to overhear a conversation between him and Mr. Bingley, who came from the dance for a few minutes to press his friend to join it.

``Come, Darcy,'' said he, ``I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance.''

``I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner. At such an assembly as this, it would be insupportable. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.''

``I would not be so fastidious as you are,'' cried Bingley, ``for a kingdom! Upon my honour I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life, as I have this evening; and there are several of them, you see, uncommonly pretty.''

``You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,'' said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.

``Oh! she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld! But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable. Do let me ask my partner to introduce you.''

``Which do you mean?'' and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, ``She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.''

Mr. Bingley followed his advice. Mr. Darcy walked off; and Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings towards him. She told the story however with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in any thing ridiculous.
Read the rest of Pride and Prejudice Chapter 3 text here.

More info. of Pride and Prejudice Unabridged Audiobook version via Audible Studios below...

Pride and Prejudice
  • Written by: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date: 12-08-15
  • Publisher: Audible Studios

    This title is scheduled to be released on 12-08-15

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

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