What could possibly make a proper gentleman come completely undone?
What if Elizabeth Bennet accepted the proposal of another before she met Mr. Darcy again? In Abigail Reynolds' bold and playful retelling of the Austen classic, a devastated Mr. Darcy must decide how far he is willing to go to win the woman he loves. Consumed by jealousy, he knows that winning her will throw them both into scandal and disgrace, but losing her is unbearable. Mr. Darcy is going to have to fight for his love, and his life. . .
©2011 Abigail Reynolds (P)2013 Abigail Reynolds
The last maybe quarter of the book. It was so dragged out and the characters began to break apart and they all stopped behaving characteristically. Seems to be done to try to milk some last bit of pointless and uninteresting rule-defying out before the book concluded. It should have concluded much earlier...
I thought it was all a bit silly by then.
Nothing. She's a *great* reader.
The first half of the book truly interested me and I was hooked on it. The characters were quite like themselves in that portion of the book and the story was very romantic and intriguing. The writing was also top notch.
I just love this story and have read it before in the past, and wanted to be able to listen to it while working and driving.
Abigail Reynolds is one of my favorite authors and I love her Pride and Prejudice variations. This one had more sex than some, but I loved the addition of Mr. Covington as a rival for Mr. Darcy's affection. Also, there is one particular scene where Mr. Darcy believes his love for Elizabeth is hopeless and he decides to go to Vienna for a few months. Before he leaves he says a private goodbye to Elizabeth, which ends up completely changing everything.
A different person to read. The reader had a very poor English accent that was very distracting, and she had a tendency to pronounce places and names incorrectly at times. Also, beware that this is not exactly an unabridged version. I have read the book at least twice and found myself missing scenes, so I picked up my copy of the book and read along for a while and noticed that scenes and paragraphs were summarized or skipped all together. This didn't happen all the time, but I noticed it on occasion.
Overall I enjoyed this book, and I hope that the rest of Abigail Reynolds books are converted to audio because I'd listen to them all.
Great story, great characters
I love Darcy as no other... Wait, is there any other....uhhhh no!! Darcy while feeling that his love for Elizabeth will never be returned is too much to pass up.
I really liked Vanessa Johansson's narration. At first I could not pin point what it was about her voice that I liked so much until a friend came upon me while I was finishing listening to a chapter and commented that her voice had emotion in it, I agree
When Darcy is leaving the country to try to forget about Elizabeth, the goodbye was delicious
Never miss an Abigail Reynolds' book if at all possible!
wow nice good
Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet I love the LOVE story
"Very Poor Narration"
Quite a good storyline but spoiled for me by very poor pronunciation by the narrator which will probably make me not buy another audiobook narrated by her.
"Ms Reynolds repeats herself"
If they were reading Reynolds for the first time. As a first experience of a P&P variation by A.R. , it might make an interesting read ... Here, however, the authoress repeats scenes and episodes used in other similar works.
I have read four of Ms Reynolds's remakes to date. She writes quite well, but having listened to four of her books, I find she tends to repeat some narrative "modules" and that the same scenes occur across books.
She reads well, better than the interpreters of the other three books by the same authoress. She brings the characters alive and makes dialogue quite easy to follow.
If one of this authoress's books were to become a series, I think "Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy" might be the best choice for its originality... However, if this book were to be made into a film, I think the leads might be played by any one of the recent Austen-novel heroes: Penry-Jones, Cowan, Northam, Lee-Millar ... Elizabeth by any of the recent P&P/ Austen series actresses like Ruth Wilson, Jemima Rooper...
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