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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie by Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Series)
by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Read by Katherine Kellgren
Produce by Audible/ Brilliance Audio

Duration: 10 hours, 58 minutes (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781441816801
Release date: Oct 21, 2009

I want to read this book when it came out. I never got the chance until now. Yes, it's still Pride and Prejudice but it is running amok with hordes of undead. England is plague with zombies. Elizabeth and Jane and her sisters are quite dashing. They can fly like well-trained Shaolin monks because they trained in China.

I love the fighting scenes. It might be a little off-putting that Elizabeth is less compassionate. But then again, if there are zombies running amok, she cannot afford to be 'nice'. Jane Austen's P&P is still there, but it's new and exciting package. Just don't let the gore turned you off.

This book is now optioned to be a movie. Can't wait to see what they do with it. Can you picture who might play this new deadly Elizabeth?


Summary:
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton -- and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers -- and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to listen to.

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