Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy - beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken - a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.
And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy - tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.
Their passion is consuming and idyllic - essentially, they can’t keep their hands off each other - through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.
Hold on to your bonnets! This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant, and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.
©2004 Linda Berdoll (P)2007 Random House Audio
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I love Pride and Prejudice and felt this was an excellent continuation of the stories. I especailly loved Elizabeth and Darcy's passionate relationship throughout the book.
Sometimes when I buy really long books to get the most "bang" for my credit buck I am bored with the book by the end. This one is well paced and had enough side plots to keep me interested. Also the main characters are fun and likeable. I am not an Austin devotee but I thought the author did a believeable continuation
It should have been more faithful to the original
The characters were WAY out or CHARACTER!
The narration was ok.
I only got to chapter 10. It grated on my nerves.
Just pretty bad. Too much sexual content where there should have been more about the emotional relationship between the two.
This is a bit "warmer" version of the Jane Austen classic, but no less compelling. I like how it wraps up the lives of the original characters. It's got all the angst, misunderstandings, charm and wit of a period romance, as well as action and adventure. The story of Lizzie and Darcy's relationship is perfect.... very well done. I had a hard time putting it down, even when I'd listened to it a second time almost a year later.
I also loved the language in it. I found myself looking up words that you just don't see in modern day romances - I thought it was very much in keeping with that of upper class society at that time. Nothing vulgar at all, but it was interesting to see the choice of words the author used to describe some of the sexier scenes. Linda Berdoll did an outstanding job!
Great narration by Rosalyn Landor - I have listened to her before, and thought she was very good, but this was by far her best.
Well worth the time and the credit - I highly recommend it.
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nothing....I was disappointed from the start.
She was unfortunate be the reader of such a novel that lacks any literary qualities..this was a waste of my $.
one. I could easily shut it off and delete it from my library!
While there may have been a "happy ending" the rest of what occurs from Chapter 1 to Chapter 93 is mostly fluff. There were times that I laughed out loud, but that was more about the idiotic wording and crass sex education from Mrs. Wickham. There were so many subplots that were questionable. There were times that I actually shook from some of it. That is a bit much, I understand. But, I don't think that Jane Austen would have ever taken the various characters in these directions. Nor do I think that she could ever have imagined anyone changing them to the point where if it were not for the names- you would never think it was in anyway tied to P&P. My daughter would occasionally witness my reaction and would keep asking why I kept listening. I WANTED to finish it. I kept thinking that it would get better. It would get better and then the next pile of dung would be thrown out. I understand that life is hard and a book with everyone happy, wealthy and wise can be boring. You want to give the characters difficulty? Fine. But, there was so much unnecessary twists & turns that there were a good 80 or so chapters that could have been done away with. This was a WASTE of time that I will never get back.
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