There are mixed reviews on this book and my review is far from a 5 star. I have read other 'Pride and Prejudice' variations and this is the one I have liked the least.
I really enjoyed the beginning of the book, however, as the plot began to untangle I liked it less and less as a 'Pride and Predjudice' variation. I believe I would have liked it more if It wasn't a 'Pride and Prejudice' variation and Abigail Renyolds had changed the character names and not promoted it as so.
I switched between reading it to listening to it on audio to help finish the story.
Many of the characters were so out of character from Jane Austen's timeless classic. It was hard to imagine the characters I have come to know and love in this story, in particular Mr Bennett. I did not like the end of the story.
I did not mind the Narration, however, I only listened to part of the story and read the rest.
Only if they like reading diary formats.
I would have written it in a narrative text format rather than a diary. I felt because it was a diary it was was lacking details with some entries or missing the heart of events.
No I haven't but what can I say about Mr Darcy himself. I could just picture him as Mr Darcy reading this 30 years after it was written. If you loved David's portrayal of Mr Darcy in BBC's 1980 production of Pride and Prejudice you will love listening to him read this. Even though there is more maturity in is voice than when he portrayed Mr Darcy he reads it with the same intonation and feeling as he did in 1980.
I wonder what he was thinking when he read some of the diary entries, probably there's no way Mr Darcy would have done that or would it have been wow, more of the true side to Mr Darcy.
Yes, however, I felt for someone who is very familiar with Jane Austen's work there was too much recapping of the characters and the events of Pride and Prejudice.It wasn't the mystery that I had foreseen when first reading the title and the summary so I was disappointed when the book's main complication was revealed. The more I listened to the book the more I enjoyed it.
Well read. I listened to part of this text on a faster setting, still being able comprehend the reader. So if you want to finish the book quicker it is an option.
Humourous and light hearted. An easy listen.
I enjoyed the humour in this novel. However, sometimes I was overwelmed with puns. I loved that the plot was entirely new and did not begin part way through Austen's original story. The addition of characters and the change in ages of several of Austen's characters worked in well. I particularly liked Robert Bennet. I could still feel and imagine Jane Austen's original characters in this story even though Mrs Bennet was unlike Austen's and that the Bennet's were more affluent.
I haven't listened to Mary F Dominiak's performances prior to listening to Mr Darcy takes the Plunge. I really enjoyed her narration. I felt she portrayed the characters well, especially the younger ones.
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