The story is a cute idea, with plenty of Austen references, and performed well by Katherine Kellgren. It's not a terribly deep plot, and got sort of redundant in a few places. Still, I have a long commute, and it was light and fun to listen to on the way home after a stressful day.
If you read Austen just to take a mental vacation to a place of romance and leisure, then you will love this book. The concept of having a modern day woman being able to literally (well as close as one can get) live inside an Austen novel is intriguing! Her struggles are ones that I could see having! This is a great light read!
I read the "okay" reviews and wondered if I was making a mistake. No, this won't win any nobel peace prizes, but it was exactly what I was looking for. It was light, a bit silly, and a corny happy ending. Fun.
I'm a big fan of Jane Austen-inspired books but I just could not get through this one. The narration was good, no complaints there, but the story was so unimaginative and forced. I stuck with it for over an hour and found myself rolling my eyes over and over again. It was definitely not worth the $6 I paid for it.
I bought this audiobook during the paperback book sale as a distraction because it was cheap. I didn't know too much about it, but I ended up loving it. It's great, somewhere in between contemporary and historical romance. Best of both worlds. It's definitely different, and it surprises you.
For those Pride and Prejudice lovers, the idea of this book is tempting, but don't be fooled, it isn't worth your time or money. The book has no depth at all. That would be okay if you wanted a very light read, but it isn't very much fun either.
Most of it is pretty boring, but there are some humorous moments. I'm just glad that it was only five discs. I could have never made it through more.
I was very disappointed and I would recommend that you pass this one up.
This appears to be an entertaining book. The problem is that I cannot listen to the narrator. She adopts such exaggerated and annoying accents for her different characters that I have to stop listening for a time. The narrator's voice is not one that is condusive to an audio book, I believe. It really gets under my skin after listening for longer than 30 minutes. This book is also too much of the current time. There are too many modern phrases and expressions. It is almost as if the writer is trying too hard to make it sound current so that it will contrast with the Austen fantasy. I am sure reading the book will be less irritating to the ear, both figuratively and literally.