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Jeff Nelson
November 30, 2015 AT 05:31 PM EST

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.COM.

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 3, when the curmudgeonly Mr. Darcy skeptically eyes protagonist Elizabeth Bennet at a ball. 

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.

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