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Jane Austen and Beyond

Jane Austen fans who love audiobooks are in luck. In addition to many versions of Austen's famous novels, from single-voice narrations to full-cast performances, there is also a wealth of titles inspired by Austen's plots and characters. Listen and be transported to Pemberley and beyond!
THE AUSTEN PLAYBOOK

THE AUSTEN PLAYBOOK London Celebrities, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Lucy Parker | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Harlequin Audio
Romantic Fiction

Billie Fulford-Brown narrates a glowing tribute to London's West End, full of drama both onstage and off. Actor Freddy Carlton needs to choose: focus solely on prestigious dramatic roles or return to her beloved musical comedy roots. Theater critic James Ford-Griffin (Griff to his friends) needs to save his family's estate. Fulford-Brown portrays Freddy as animated and vibrant... Read More

AUSTENLAND

AUSTENLAND

by Shannon Hale | Read by Katherine Kellgren

Audio Renaissance
Fiction

Well known for writing clever twists on fairy tales for young adults, the author has written her first adult story. Aficionados will connect with the many allusions to Jane Austen's works in this modern-day story of 33-year-old Jane Hayes, who is frustrated in love and longing for an Austen-like romance. When her Aunt Carolyn wills her a three-week stay at Pembroke Park, an... Read More

AYESHA AT LAST

AYESHA AT LAST

by Uzma Jalaluddin | Read by Roshni Shukla

Penguin Audio
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Roshni Shukla's style lends an Austen-esque air to this contemporary retelling of the rich-boy-meets-poor-girl trope. Ayesha and Khalid are Muslims, Indian-Canadians, and neighbors. They both struggle to reconcile their traditional upbringing as the children of immigrants with the contemporary society that surrounds them. Shukla shifts between Ayesha and Khalid's... Read More

BEING MARY BENNET

BEING MARY BENNET

by J.C. Peterson | Read by Sarah Beth Pfeifer

Harper Audio
Young Adult

For Jane Austen fans who are team Mary Bennet, narrator Sarah Beth Pfeifer is here for the win. High school senior Marnie Barnes is desperate to win her school's Hunt Prize and step out of her older sister Lindy's shadow. Pfeifer voices a jaded, high-strung, book-loving Marnie who is as sarcastic as she is lovable. Marnie's uber supportive roommate, Adhira, has a warm, charming... Read More

THE BENNET WOMEN

THE BENNET WOMEN

by Eden Appiah-Kubi | Read by L. Morgan Lee

Brilliance Audio
Fiction

L. Morgan Lee narrates an homage to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE set at a small liberal arts college. EJ, Jamie, and Tessa are enrolled at Longbourn University and are residents of Bennet House, the only all-women's dorm. Each of the three will experience the ups and downs of love. Lee perfectly hits each note of this loving tribute to Austen, while remaining firmly in the 21st century.... Read More

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY

by Helen Fielding | Read by Barbara Rosenblat

Recorded Books
Fiction

This fictional diary of a single 30-something took England by storm when it appeared as a weekly column in a British newspaper. Appearing in book form in the United States last year, it shot to the top of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list. Read by Barbara Rosenblat, it has reached its apogee. Bridget's knowing commentary on the morés of 1990's Londoners is rendered in perfect... Read More

CAMP AUSTEN

CAMP AUSTEN My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

by Ted Scheinman | Read by Ted Scheinman

Macmillan Audio
Biography & Memoir

Humor and tenderness abound as author and narrator Ted Scheinman recollects how he became a Jane Austen superfan. An avid and eclectic reader and the son of a devoted Jane Austen academic, Scheinman was immersed in literature and the world of Jane Austen at an early age. In graduate school he founded a Jane Austen Summer Camp, which gave him a glimpse of the secret society of... Read More

A CERTAIN APPEAL

A CERTAIN APPEAL

by Vanessa King | Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio
Romantic Fiction

With quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue, and a unique setting, this contemporary take on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is enhanced by narrator Julia Whelan. Starting fresh in New York City, Liz Bennet works as an assistant by day; at night she takes the stage at Manhattan's top burlesque venue. Whelan captures Liz's initial attraction to patron Will Darcy--and projects her dismay... Read More

DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY

DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY

by P.D. James | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Random House Audio
Mystery & Suspense

P.D. James matches her literary wit to that of Jane Austen in this homage to the nineteenth-century author. Her brave undertaking is joined gloriously with Rosalyn Landor's upper-crust enunciation and gentle yet crisp British accent. The story takes place in 1803, six years after PRIDE AND PREJUDICE's Elizabeth and Darcy were wed. Landor conveys women's vocal cadences... Read More

DEBATING DARCY

DEBATING DARCY

by Sayantani DasGupta | Read by Deepa Samuel

Scholastic Audiobooks
Young Adult

With just the right mix of sassiness, awkwardness, pop culture, and high school drama, this contemporary retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with a Desi twist is a fun listen. Narrator Deepa Samuel portrays Leela Bose and Firoze Darcy. Both are part of the high school forensics teams at their respective schools. Leela is a passionate speech competitor attending public school, and... Read More

EMMA

EMMA

by Jane Austen, Anna Lea [Adaptation] | Read by Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Morgana Robinson

Audible, Inc.
Classics

Regal, haughty, with a pinch of sly wit, Emma Thompson's delivery is perfect for Jane Austen's 1815 masterwork. Young, rich, and headstrong Emma Woodhouse lives in the lap of luxury with her wonderfully addled father. Her world is one of elegant dances, afternoon teas, and, especially, intricate and sometimes convoluted matchmaking. Isabella Inchbald (as Emma) and Alexa Davies... Read More

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

Earphones Award Winner

by Charlie Lovett | Read by Jayne Entwistle

Penguin Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Jayne Entwistle narrates with a perfect combination of engaged enthusiasm and subtlety as bibliophile Sophie Collingwood is led into a scandalous mystery: Did her favorite author, Jane Austen, plagiarize PRIDE AND PREJUDICE? The chapters alternate between Sophie's story in the present day and Austen's story in the late 1700s. Entwistle delivers both delightfully with her... Read More

THE HEIRESS

THE HEIRESS The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh

Earphones Award Winner

by Molly Greeley | Read by Ell Potter

Harper Audio
Historical Fiction

Austen fans will appreciate Molly Greeley's clever rendering of a little-known character from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Ell Potter's narration as Anne de Bourgh starts soft and dreamlike. Anne, a fussy baby, was prescribed laudanum to quiet her. The opium derivative keeps young Anne docile, compliant, and out of the way of her domineering mother, Lady Catherine, who arranges Anne's... Read More

INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY

INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY

by Sonali Dev | Read by Soneela Nankani

Harper Audio
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Soneela Nankani shines in the third installment of Dev's series inspired by Jane Austen's works. While running to be California's first Indian-American governor, Yash Raje is shot and lands in the hospital. Dealing with the psychological trauma makes continuing to campaign difficult, and his family seeks counsel from family friend India Dashwood. Nankani deftly moves... Read More

JANE IN LOVE

JANE IN LOVE

Earphones Award Winner

by Rachel Givney | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Harper Audio
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Billie Fulford-Brown's British accent and charmingly quaint delivery provide the perfect vehicle for this romantic time-traveler's tale. Author Jane Austen finds herself transported 200 years into the future. Starting out in 1803 Bath, England, she soon finds herself in a future she no longer recognizes, complete with motorized vehicles and movies of books she has yet... Read More

JANE OF AUSTIN

JANE OF AUSTIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Hillary Manton Lodge | Read by Kate Handford

Dreamscape
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Kate Handford will win listeners over with this sweet and charming performance. Jane of Austin is a contemporary retelling of the classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Jane and her two sisters, Ceila, recovering from heartbreak, and Margot, still in school, move their business and lives to Austin, Texas, from their home in California after their shop is bought out. The... Read More

LONGBOURN

LONGBOURN

Earphones Award Winner

by Jo Baker | Read by Emma Fielding

Random House Audio
Fiction

Baker’s exceptional novel offers an original look at Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and Emma Fielding’s performance is quietly appealing. While the Bennets, the Bingleys, and the Darcys cavort upstairs in well-appointed drawing rooms, Baker opens up the world below stairs. Fielding turns characters into genuine individuals—from housemaids Sarah and Polly to housekeeper Mrs.... Read More

MARY B

MARY B An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice

by Katherine J. Chen | Read by Marisa Calin

Random House Audio
Fiction

Narrator Marisa Calin brings a refreshing voice to the previously barely heard from and often mocked Mary Bennet, the middle and least lovely of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Calin's clear, prim British-accented dialogue fits perfectly with our understanding of Mary as she speaks with her family. But her inner voice allows listeners to feel the pain... Read More

MISS AUSTEN

MISS AUSTEN

Earphones Award Winner

by Gill Hornby | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Macmillan Audio
Fiction

In a cultured, melodious voice, narrator Juliet Stevenson becomes Miss Cassandra Austen, older sister to Jane and keeper of her memory. In the course of this fictional biography, Cassandra, at the end of her life, tells the story of her relationship with Jane through letters and reminiscences. The story shifts between the late 1790s and early 1800s and the present of 1840, when... Read More

THE MURDER OF MR. WICKHAM

THE MURDER OF MR. WICKHAM

Earphones Award Winner

by Claudia Gray | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Random House Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Billie Fulford-Brown's sparkling character portrayals and expressive tone create a theatrical experience of this enchanting Regency mystery. Favorite characters from beloved Jane Austen novels are featured. At Donwell Abbey, Emma Woodhouse-Knightley (EMMA) hosts a month-long gathering of her friends, including Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE),... Read More

NORTHANGER ABBEY

NORTHANGER ABBEY

Earphones Award Winner

by Jane Austen, Anna Lea [Adapt.] | Read by Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ella Purnell, Jeremy Irvine, Lily Cole

Audible, Inc.
Classics

With her natural elegance, fine ear for the English language, and hint of mischief, Emma Thompson has the ideal voice to narrate this Jane Austen classic. The first to be written (1798) and the last to be published after Austen's death (1818), the gentle gothic satire concerns clergyman's daughter Catherine Morland, who is introduced to high society with all its manners, teas,... Read More

THE OTHER BENNET SISTER

THE OTHER BENNET SISTER

by Janice Hadlow | Read by Carla Mendonça

Macmillan Audio
Fiction

British actress Carla Mendonça narrates a charming story of the oft forgotten Bennet sister from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. While Elizabeth and Jane Bennet have received their happy endings, their plain and somber sister, Mary, is often cast aside as an afterthought. This new audiobook imagines a world in which Mary throws off the poisonous scorn of her mother and through her own... Read More

POLITE SOCIETY

POLITE SOCIETY

by Mahesh Rao | Read by Deepti Gupta

Penguin Audio
Fiction

Deepti Gupta narrates a novel loosely inspired by Jane Austen's EMMA. Beautiful, rich, and more than a little bored, Delhi socialite Ania Khurana is always on the lookout for a new "project" to keep busy. Currently, she is searching for a match for her friend Dimple. Gupta does an excellent job bringing the members of ultrarich Delhi society to life, subtly distinguishing... Read More

PRIDE

PRIDE

by Ibi Zoboi | Read by Elizabeth Acevedo

Harper Audio
Young Adult

Narrator Elizabeth Acevedo's bold vocals and lyrical style take this contemporary retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to amazing heights. For years Zuri Benitez and her four sisters have been watching their tight-knit Bushwick neighborhood succumb to gentrification. When Darius Darcy and his wealthy family move in across the street, Zuri and Darius make snap judgments about each... Read More

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

by Jane Austen | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Naxos AudioBooks
Classics

Narrator Juliet Stevenson and Jane Austen are well matched in this fine audiobook edition of the famed classic. Stevenson's flawless performance, sparkling with her distinctive voice and lyrical accent, brings Austen's story to life. In this beloved novel, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, possessed solely of daughters in the early nineteenth century, embark on finding suitable husbands for... Read More

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE With Songs From Regency England

Earphones Award Winner

by Jane Austen | Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents
Classics

A bright, lively narration by Alison Larkin makes listening to Jane Austen’s classic an experience not to be missed. She sounds as if she can’t wait to tell this delicious story, and she doesn’t disappoint. Larkin makes sure all the characters’ motives are believable—from frantic Mrs. Bennet to laconic Mr. B; from social-climbing Mr. Collins to devious Wyckham. Darcy’s and... Read More

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen | Read by Katherine Kellgren

Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio
Horror

Start with the classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and intersperse additional passages about the invasion of zombies in the countryside and the mayhem that follows in their wake, and, voilà, a novel of English manners is transformed. Katherine Kellgren delivers a serious reading that allows the tongue-in-cheek humor of the "new" book to stand on its own. She’s equally proficient with... Read More

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION Jane Austen Murder Mysteries, Book 1

by Tirzah Price | Read by Morag Sims

Harper Audio
Young Adult

Listeners will enjoy an aural treat as Morag Sims narrates the first audiobook of a Jane Austen-inspired teen mystery series. Lawyer's daughter Lizzie Bennet fervently wishes she could work for her father's firm. When a high-society murder takes place, Lizzie hopes to solve the case despite the displeasure of the suspect's lawyer, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Sims deftly captures the... Read More

PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND OTHER FLAVORS

PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND OTHER FLAVORS

by Sonali Dev | Read by Soneela Nankani

Harper Audio
Fiction

For a story built on first impressions, perceptions, and secrets, tonal variety is key. Narrator Soneela Nankani does a beautiful job with the nuances in this fresh take on the Jane Austen classic. Chef DJ Caine is hospitable but steely to Dr. Trisha Raje after their disastrous initial meeting. The two are thrown together constantly by a series of circumstances, and there's an... Read More

RECIPE FOR PERSUASION

RECIPE FOR PERSUASION

by Sonali Dev | Read by Soneela Nankani

Harper Audio
Romantic Fiction

Soneela Nankani returns to narrate the second installment in the Raje family series, loosely based on Jane Austen's popular novels. This retelling of PERSUASION focuses on Ashna Raje, who is struggling to keep her late father's Indian restaurant afloat. When her cousin offers her a spot on a new cooking show, Ashna agrees, hoping the prize money will save her. What she doesn't... Read More

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Earphones Award Winner

by Jane Austen | Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents
Classics

Jane Austen's classic novel about sisters Elinor and Marianne has been produced on audio many times and featured many talented narrators. This version stands out as one of the best. Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, right into the lives of the characters.... Read More

SUDDENLY MRS. DARCY

SUDDENLY MRS. DARCY

by Jenetta James | Read by Lillian Rachel

Quills & Quartos Publishing
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lillian Rachel does an excellent job bringing to life this twist on Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. In this offering, strong-willed and independent Elizabeth Bennet is forced to wed handsome and stoic Fitzwilliam Darcy when Mrs. Bennet claims Darcy has compromised Elizabeth. Can two near-strangers find love after such difficult beginnings? Rachel captures each... Read More

THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A LONDON SPY

THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A LONDON SPY The Secret Life of Mary Bennet, Book 2

by Katherine Cowley | Read by Alison Larkin

Dreamscape
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Alison Larkin's bright voice makes listening to this second book in the Mary Bennet series lots of fun. In Book 1, Mary, the middle and least accomplished daughter of the Bennets' five girls in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, comes into her own. Now in Book 2, Mary is hired as an undercover agent for the British government to investigate a murder. Larkin inhabits Mary's newfound... Read More

UNMARRIAGEABLE

UNMARRIAGEABLE

by Soniah Kamal | Read by Soniah Kamal

Random House Audio
Fiction

Author Soniah Kamal delivers a passionate and jovial narration of her Pakistani retelling of the classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Alys would be perfectly comfortable to remain a single woman employed as a literature teacher despite the social climbing, fashion consciousness, and marriage focus of her culture. She and her sisters, however, are under constant pressure to make... Read More

THE WRONG MR. DARCY

THE WRONG MR. DARCY

by Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lorincz | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Macmillan Audio
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt has a cool, clear voice that will engage listeners throughout this contemporary retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Small-town sports writer Hara Isari is sure she's gotten her big break when she wins a competition that will allow her to interview the latest basketball superstar. Then she meets grumpy rookie Derek Darcy. At first, she's not... Read More

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