this was the worst book I've ever read. I couldn't finish it, because it would have been self torture. I enjoy light reading, but this was depressing because it was SO horrible. Do not buy this!!
This is a solid book even if a little on the light side. Author did make me question Jane's choices numerous times through out the story. The basic premise of whether you can believe everything you see and hear when you are living in a make believe world was intriguing.
I would. Sometimes a light read on a rainy day is just what the doctor ordered. The idea of a location to play out an Austen drama is intriguing however I can live with out the corsets.
Katherine does a lovely job making you believe in the characters and especially the quirkiness of our heroine. Delightful job.
I nearly did. Started listening to this novel on a trip out of town and then finished it on a rainy Sunday. I had to know how it finished.
The narration was dreadful. When she spoke in a normal voice she was fine but her "upper class" voices for both sexes were just absurd and would have been laughable if they weren't so annoying.
I kept wishing I were reading it instead of listening to it. Probably a good beach read.
Cute references to the original.
She was pretty good with the voices.
Austen meets the 21st Century!
I liked when Jane got over her embarrassment and really decided to embrace her time in Austenland.
I love Katherine Kellgren! Without a doubt, she is one of my favorite narrators. She has such a wide range of voices and emotions, and she really brings the characters to life. Her narration here is no different. I don't think I would've enjoyed this book as much if I would've read it. I can imagine that, on paper, Jane would come off seeming a bit flat and boring. But Katherine Kellgren helped me to empathize with Jane.
No, I was able to put the book down between chapters. The story was fun, but it wasn't extremely captivating. I was never on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. That being said, I did enjoy the book. If you're looking for something to listen to on a commute or if you're not sure if you put your life on hold for 6 1/2 hours for an audiobook, then I would recommend this book.
I want to go to Austenland. This book was cute and fun. It took the woos of a girls failed love life and mixed with her trying to get over the fact she will never find her Darcy.
Then she goes to this private, secret resort that takes you back to Austen time. FUN.
The dresses and propriety. She thought she found lust/love but who is sure when it's all an act.
Read to find out the ending.
The concept of going on a vacation where you can go to your favorite era.
The end on the airplane.
I want the sequel on audio.
As a Jane Austen reader year in and year out, I found this entertaining and true to the Austen way. Very enjoyable.
The characters were well developed in the Austen style. Interesting and kept me reading.
Darcy of course. What girl doesn't want to go out with a 'Darcy
Would love to read more of Austenland.
Yes! I felt that it was a fun read and I related in many ways to the main character. Anyone who has a long-term love affair with Mr. Darcy will appreciate this book to some degree.
My favorite part is how likeable the main character is.
All of them!
No, it broke up nicely, and since I tend to listen in the car during my commute, it was great for that.
Tell us about yourself! I have been listening to books for 20 years. They get me through long drives, house work and walks with the dog.
I may not listen to again because I don't generally do that. However I would recommend for others to listent. Really enjoyed.
Jane...funny, lost, independent, brave.
It had its moments when I chuckled outloud.