In Jane Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet never expects to see Mr. Darcy again after his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. But what if family business required him to stay at Rosings after giving her his letter? Coming face to face with Mr. Darcy only days later could give Elizabeth a new chance to understand him... or chance for even more misunderstandings.
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While I'm not loving the takes on Mr. Bennet, Mr. Gardiner and to an extent; Georgiana- I love the insight on why Elizabeth and Darcy behave the way they do. The way each was brought up and the impact their parents had on the people they are today is believable. Georgiana isn't the super sweet, timid thing she is in P&P and the other variations but she isn't a demon and does one crappy thing, not that horrible given her station, situation and age. Of course, like other Reynolds' works there is premarital hanky-panky. Unlike the others..... Elizabeth does well in the pre game warm up but doesn't hit one out of the park each time she and Darcy are up to bat......
Embarrassing to say, but true.
Very clever use of P and P premise and details woven with more modern knowledge of psychology of young people falling in love. Self confidence and sexual shame issues of young women explored as part of Elizabeth Bennet's journey toward self knowledge. I enjoyed the ride.
I have read (listened to) several of these that have very "un-austin" like romantic behavior that just dropped it all in without developing the motivations. This one does a good job of explaining the thought process of the characters as she takes them through very human emotions. very enjoyable.
The storyline was very enjoyable and I wanted to keep listening all the way to the end. The reader was also excellent as for once Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth did not sound like they were sisters but male and female.
There are other ways in the English language to express the voice during a dialogue, the author only knows one. If the work was ever edited, the editor should be shot. The plot itself is not too bad. Too many pocket-psychology explanations of the characters motivations spoil the work. The narration is good. Save your credits/money
I have read this novel many times over the years. Now was the first time listening to it. I really enjoyed it. It is well written. It contains mature bits :) a bit saucy but lovely. Highly recommended it.
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