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.
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