I LOVED every minute of this book! Katherine Kellgren performed it brilliantly! I couldn't have been more entertained!
I enjoyed this book, which allowed the writer freedom to explore the "mash up" aspects established in PaPaZ. It ties in especially well with Dreadfully Ever After (the best of the series). The characters have more depth, and there's enough of Austen's spirit in them to create winking portraits of Regency-era England, the Bennett family, and social foibles.
I was somewhat skeptical about being able to make it through this book without a lot of eye-rolling, but decided to give it a try. Within the first five minutes, I was hooked. The performance given by the narrator is energetic, hilarious and pitch-perfect. Don't even consider reading this one on your own- the performance is not to be missed. Be careful listening to this one on the sneak unless you are practiced at stifling loud guffaws.
I must admit I somehow managed to skirt ever having to read the original text or any Jane Austen in high school or college lit, and thank heavens. I had a college roommate who insisted on reading it aloud to me and I hated every minute of it. This combination of zombie and classic made it wonderfully interesting for me. The narrator's high pitched and seemingly over-Anglified accent drove me batty at first, but once you get into the story you start to associate her voice(s) with that of the characters, so much so that when I tried to read the text when my MP3 battery was low, I found I couldn't do it. I NEEDED to hear the narrator reading me into my trance. It's just the right blend of the boring English countryside politics and drama mixed with a bit of comedy, unspoken love, and ZOMBIES to make it a great read/listen. It is well worth the credit. I will now explore the other "classics" that have been monster-fied.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
Now adding to a Jane Austen novel is one thing, but creating one in that particular vein while using beloved characters and continuing to add zombie mayhem is another. However, this was done well! I really enjoyed this book and thought the author knew their Austen prose. Again, who can go wrong with the Bennett girls learning to fight zombies for the Queen? It was good stuff, this attempt at the pre-Darcy, pre-Lydia downfall and pre-really annoying Mrs. Bennett. Loved it!
I was looking forward to listening to this book after reading all the raving reviews. However, I was very disappointed. I didn't get into the story. I was bored listening to the first few chapters and gave up.
I really enjoyed this book. Such a clever idea and well done. The narration was outstanding and added to personalites of the characters. Great fun!
I was really looking forward to this listen, but unfortunately I had to stop it due to the actors reading. I am using headsets and the interpretation was too "screamish" I could not listen to it, because it gave me a headache. The first book I had to stop listening to unfortunately.
This book is great fun. The reader was perfect for the style. A great tongue and cheek satire of Pride and Predudice. Don't worry if you have not read Pride and Prejudice you will still get it. My suggestion read this book then watch Pride and Prejudice the movie.
This is a excellent audiobook. I found the mix of 19th century pomp and stuffy-ness to mix great with a blood and guts, Kung Foo, Zombie story. The dark humor is superbly done and the narration by Katherine Kellgren is possibly the best I have ever heard. I am definitely going to have to get the sequal next time I have a credit to spare.