For the first time we discover what really happened between his sister and the dastardly Wickham. How did he distract his friend Bingley from pining for his beloved Jane? Why did he propose to another young woman? Only to his diary does he tell his true story. At last we see Darcy as he really is; and, beneath his polite facade, we find a sensitive, private and passionate man.
©2008 Maya Slater
This is a dark twist on a favorite classic
There is a lot of sex and very little interaction with Elizabeth. The narrator is awesome but the story itself is dull and at times really nasty. The whole book gives women of the time an object feel rather than a breathless romance.
Probably ties with "Pride and Prejudice" as my first choices. Of course, I listen and re-listen to both often.
When Darcy realizes he has behaved abominably as he sees the true character of his aunt. Lovely awakening!
Mr. Darcy --- who else?
Darcy - and just because I could!
I've always loved David RIntoul's Mr. Darcy in the BBC mini-series production. He so fully captures Austen's character. This story sheds so much light on the inner man. It answers questions the readers of Pride and Prejudice might have had as to why he was so stoic and proud. That it was actual read by Rintoul was simply a delight. Now, when I go to rewatch Pride - it will give so much more dimension to the story. Just a fantastic listen!
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.
Say something about yourself!
Definately! Was good to see that we still have the same problems as back then and it was fun to listern!
When he proposed for the last time
Love listering to David Rintoul
Understandably, this story isn't for the reader who wishes to keep the romance between D & E pure. With that being said, it was an interesting take on Darcy's feelings and emotions for life in general. To see characters who don't generally see with a bit of fire to them (i.e. Anne). On that note, it was quite refreshing for me to hear David Rintoul revisit his turn as Mr. Darcy. Knowing that connection he has with the character makes it more enjoyable than most.
Yes I was drawn to it by the narrater
Other versions of Mr Darcy's Diary by other authors. Because they all try to capture his thoughts and feelings.
David Rintoul is my first Darcy crush and he does a magnificent and very entertaining narration of this novel. He is the very reason I chose to purchase it.
No, way too long for one sitting. It was like reading a good book whereby it took about a week to savour it properly.
The story as a whole was very entertaining. SOme of Darcy's behaviour was surprising but did not detract from the whole story. David Rintoul definitely enhanced the story for me.
Addicted to Dickens, Charles Dickens. I've listened to all his novels at least twice. Our Mutual Friend and Little Dorrit are my favorite.
I would recommend it especially for P&J fans. It gives Darcy view on the Bennetts and all. All in all this is worth the read but not the best I've read on Darcy's view point.
It is good but not the best that I've read from Darcy's view. Pamela Aidan's "A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman" is better. In Darcy's Diary Georgiana is rape, I did not like that part but in Aidan's she isn't but saved just in time.
Yes I liked the narrartor voice and tone.
It was more negative than I like but it did have a laugh or two and a few tears too.
In this book, Mr. Darcy is a rake of the worst sort. I have never been one that cares to read about Mr. Darcy in previous relationships, but if you can handle him dabbling with the Netherfield servants and seeking comfort with Lord Byron in London, you may be able to enjoy this one.
Absolutely not, I just know that I will read the Amazon reviews before buying an audiobook.
He did a decent Darcy, I just hated the writing.
The scenes about Darcy sleeping with every available woman in sight. I just don't think that this book is redeemable.
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