At the end of Pride and Prejudice, we're hopeful that Mr. Darcy will be kind and attentive, and Elizabeth will be happy. I, for one, worried that she would live a life of misunderstandings and loneliness. Heavy sigh.
Written in perfect Austenian style, this "sequel" to P+P is more than one could have hoped, as we enjoy much more time with the kind, loving side of Mr. Darcy. Don't get me wrong, he is still pompous and arrogant (and murderous?!), but Jane helps him make his way. As Ms. Austen would have provided, there is plenty of misunderstanding and reason for vexation, but Linda Berdoll sees to it that the characters resolve these quickly and usually with a passionate time of making up!
The story has many plot twists. While enjoying life at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth play their roles in the often surprising and sometimes amusing, unfolding of the lives of Austen's fabulous cast of characters. None are forgotten. If you want to know what happens next for Jane and Mr. Bingley, Lydia and Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Collins, and some new characters, LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!
The reviews for this book were so good. It was so lightweight and boring. The characters were all "nice," but nothing at all special. The book was like a 30 minute weekly TV show where some conflict is introduced and all buttoned up by the end of the episode.
...but thought it was just okay. There were a few genuinely heartwarming bits, but the story overall wasn't very engaging.
I listened to a few stories. Might be interesting to others. Don't be deterred by my review.
This is book of a 3 book series. I read them all in succession, so this review is my impression of the series.
I feel bad saying this, but the narrator was so annoying it almost ruined the experience. I loved the series, but Holmes stuck-up, nasally accent and lack of diversity, I was often not sure who was talking. Even the women sounded the same.
However, the series was a delight. I am a P+P nut, so I enjoyed every minute of this. It was fascinating to be with Darcy as he struggles with his feelings for Elizabeth Bennett and how he learns what an ass he is. He's a great guy locked in a jerk's body and his journey to enlightenment is great.
The story chronicles Darcy's relationships with Bingley, Georgiana, Fitzwilliam, and a few other characters we haven't met before. There's even some intrigue. If you love P+P, you'll love this series.
Unfolded brilliantly. Living out the consequences of bad choices can become a way of life as the fathers' (or mothers') sins are visited on the children.
Characters were flawed, as real people are. The story was real, dealt with some dark subjects. Bad choices were presented as bad choices; no excuses, but we understood motivation. I was cheering for Jenny, Liza, and Mosley.
Give this a listen to see if Big can break the cycle and make a better life for her family.
Yes. I enjoyed it, but the disclaimers presented at the end of the book should have been offered at the beginning.
I think she did fine.
Was imagining it the entire time.
It was much darker than I expected -- and it just seemed to go on and on.
Performance was fine.
Couldn't finish it
I finished this book more than a month ago. I still miss the women in this book. I want to know what came next!
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