I got 45 minutes into the book and it just wasn't picking up at all. It tried skipping ahead a little, but it was still putting me to sleep. I will not be finishing it. Basically there are a bunch of young women that want to marry this handsome bachelor, and they just go on and on about who the man danced with at the ball. It just would never end. Why this book has such a high rating on Audible I will never know. Zzzzz.
I know this is a classic and all, but it was really couldn't get into it. Yuck. Total chick thing. And the British accents were so annoying.
The author is so breathless & talks so fast I can't understand it. I can see where an accent might add interest, but not to to point it's inaudible.
I read this book simply because it's a classic and I'm a fan of classics, and it's often referenced/well-known, so I thought I'd try it. Do I regret reading it? No. Do I feel like that time could easily have been better spent: absolutely.
The book is nothing more than a bunch of women who want to get married and to marry as richly as they possibly can. And that's pretty-much all that matters. The only girl marries the worst character in the book, and she's thrilled about it, because her ultimate goal in life was simply to get married. If that's your goal in life for yourself or your children, well, then, you might enjoy this book. If you want anything more out of life than to marry rich (or marry a gold-digger of a wife), then skip this book.
I got this book because I saw several men recommend it. So I figured it wasn"t a chick book.These guys really need to have their testosterone levels checked. This is one of those books you're supposed to read before you die. Make sure it is toward the end of your life, death will be a welcome interruption.