Overall this is a decent book. Most guys would not choose to pick up this book, the book is often required reading material for school. Sure the book is not fast paced and "exciting", but I would say that pride & prejudice is at least an in site of the life of 18th century English upper class life style. This makes for a good history book with fictional characters. I recommend listening to it as an audio book. The only negative aspect of the book may be excessively judging others based primarily on their financial wealth.