Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I love Pride and Prejudice and felt this was an excellent continuation of the stories. I especailly loved Elizabeth and Darcy's passionate relationship throughout the book.
Sometimes when I buy really long books to get the most "bang" for my credit buck I am bored with the book by the end. This one is well paced and had enough side plots to keep me interested. Also the main characters are fun and likeable. I am not an Austin devotee but I thought the author did a believeable continuation
I liked this story it was ok. I think that it was filled with way to many events. I felt like saying give them a break ready. Also I wasn't a big fan of the story teller, an old woman. I think if they had used someone younger clouded to Elizabeth's age it would have been much more captivating.
not sure of some of the twists but this one has not lost the thread or my original admiration!
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, but I enjoyed it immensely! Very well written and performed. I can actually imagine myself listening to this book several more times. The visuals were wonderful to imagine. I look forward to going back to Pemberly soon!
It should have been more faithful to the original
The characters were WAY out or CHARACTER!
The narration was ok.
I only got to chapter 10. It grated on my nerves.
Just pretty bad. Too much sexual content where there should have been more about the emotional relationship between the two.
This is a bit "warmer" version of the Jane Austen classic, but no less compelling. I like how it wraps up the lives of the original characters. It's got all the angst, misunderstandings, charm and wit of a period romance, as well as action and adventure. The story of Lizzie and Darcy's relationship is perfect.... very well done. I had a hard time putting it down, even when I'd listened to it a second time almost a year later.
I also loved the language in it. I found myself looking up words that you just don't see in modern day romances - I thought it was very much in keeping with that of upper class society at that time. Nothing vulgar at all, but it was interesting to see the choice of words the author used to describe some of the sexier scenes. Linda Berdoll did an outstanding job!
Great narration by Rosalyn Landor - I have listened to her before, and thought she was very good, but this was by far her best.
Well worth the time and the credit - I highly recommend it.