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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Audiobook

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel

There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters.
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Publisher's Summary

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a 24-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets - and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie - who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman - was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.

Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new listeners alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it’s never been done before.

©2014 Bernie Su and Kate Rorick (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Samantha Schaffer 06-27-14
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    "A lovely addition to the LBD universe"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. Ashley Clements /is/ Lizzie and delivers an excellent performance here.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet?

    The Letter. THE LETTER.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and why?

    Caroline gets a significant amount of depth added to her, which really rounded out her character.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook, offers a ton of new character insight and plenty of Dizzie feels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bridget 06-25-14
    Bridget 06-25-14
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    "Must Read for Lizzie Bennet fans."
    What does Ashley Clements bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is definitely worth while to listen to Ashley Clements because it makes it that much more real to hearing the in-depth story of Lizzie's life throughout her video diaries. Being based off of a video series, hearing the voice of the character brought a whole other dimension to the book, almost like watching new content. I cannot imagine if they would have chosen anyone other than Ashley to narrate the story. Ashley Clements did a great job at impersonating the many characters in the diaries. She is fantastic.


    Any additional comments?

    If you think it's just the videos in book form, you'd be surprised. It retells the story while putting a fresh spin on it with different insights to what did happen off screen. The book managed to keep the essence of all of the characters and the story itself. It is really unique to have a book based on a video series and not the other way around, and the writing and narration made it come to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Køhler 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great addition."

    At first I was wary of this book being a repeat of the videos I love so much, but it really does add an extra level to the story.

    I loved Ashley Clements as the narrator and just got sucked right back into the universe. Hearing "Lizzie" reading her own diary aloud was a roller coaster of emotions.

    If you loved the web-series I truly recommend you read this book.

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 07-07-14
    Michelle 07-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "My new favorite Pride & Prejudice"

    I am a late comer to the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I didn't realize it was a youtube series until I we recommended this book by Audible. It's true to the "original" Austen story, but there was enough originality that I was vested in the characters and truly interested in what happened to the Bennet sisters.

    I really liked the narrator (whom I now know was the actress in the web series)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Seekchange San Rafael, CA 06-26-14
    Seekchange San Rafael, CA 06-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A truly intelligent modern Elizabeth Bennet"

    This is a version of Pride and Prejudice that I love. Of the modern interpretations I have seen or read, I find this one to be truest to Jane Austen. This Elizabeth Bennet is bright, funny and a feminist. It is narrated by the actress who played Lizzie in the original series, which won an Emmy Award! She sounds intelligent, and at appropriate times, very funny. I can't enjoy an audiobook if I don't love the voice of the narrator, and I love Ashley Clements' voice. I hope she narrates more books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    blacklabs Ct 04-22-16
    blacklabs Ct 04-22-16 Member Since 2016

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    "In love!"

    Loved the videos and the book! it was captivating! loved that it was read by lizzue herself!

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    Daryl W. Dugger 09-01-15
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    "loved it"

    For fans of the Lizzie Bennett Diaries its a must have and a plus that Ashley Clements narrates the book.

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    Paulene Sarmiento 06-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Best Of The Best"

    Even though this was my very first book on audible I can't stop reading it. This is one of the books I will never forget, and when I grow older I might be like Jane or Lydia or maybe even Lizzie. I still read it over & over & over & over & always and forever, over. I love this book, please make more!

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    Amy Ordaz 03-18-15
    Amy Ordaz 03-18-15
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    "A story with a twist"

    Thought the story was a decent modern version of Pride and Prejudice. I thought the voice was a little stiff for Darcy. No one really talks like that. The story kept me interested with a bit of a twist on each character storyline.

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    Vivid Visions Pix Southold, NY United States 11-23-14
    Vivid Visions Pix Southold, NY United States 11-23-14 Member Since 2012

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    "This Proves It-Jane Austen is Timeless"

    As much as I love the historical period romances, especially those that were actually written in the period, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries are a wonderful modern day adaptation on this fabulous story. The author updated the characters and placed them seamlessly in the 21st Century to tell the Pride and Prejudice story in a contemporary setting that completely works.

    From the ditzy Mrs. Bennet to the supercilious Mr. Collins, and even Catherine DeBerg and Lydia and Mr. Wickham, the modern-day characters are completey faithful to their 19th Century originals, and like the original Jane Austen work, I was actually bereft when the story ended--what would I do without the total immersion in this delightful tale?

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    "I loved it."

    What can I say? I love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the spin it took on Pride and Prejudice, ultimately one of my favourite books. Knowing that Ashley did such a great job as Lizzie on the videos was good for me coming in to the audiobook as I can get a little finicky when it comes to the narration of certain stories. I am hugely impressed with the adaptation and the enhancement of particular characters, especially Lydia and Mr Bennet who seem to have a greater role in the story and a more fitting ending. Definitely an adaptation I would highly recommend.

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  • mr
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    "Dull"

    Really disappointing. A bit fan of the LBD, but this was so dull and went on forever. I find all the school jargon unnecessary too.

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