Elizabeth Bennet's father, Admiral Thomas Bennet, assures his daughters his retirement from His Majesty's Navy will be the start of a new life for them all. Little does he know his family's battles have only just begun.
Well connected and in possession of a good fortune, their entry into society should have been a triumph. However their long-awaited first season in London proves a disaster, and the resulting scandal sends the Bennets fleeing to the wilds of Derbyshire.
Widower Fitzwilliam Darcy, the master of Pemberley, wants for nothing, most especially not a wife. From the moment the Bennets arrive in Derbyshire, Darcy's neatly ordered life turns upside down. His sons beg to keep company with his new playmates, the young Bennet twins. His mother-in-law sets her cap for Admiral Bennet. Worst of all Darcy cannot get his mind off a certain bewitching Miss Elizabeth Bennet, but she has sworn never to let another gentleman near her heart.
Darcy's best efforts to befriend and assist the Bennet family go horribly awry, alienating first Miss Elizabeth and then her father and finally endangering what both men hold most dear. Can the two men Elizabeth loves most set aside their pride to prevent catastrophe for their families and win the love they seek?
©2014 Maria Grace (P)2015 Maria Grace
This was such I delightful P&P variation -- I have no doubt that I will listen to it again. The differences from the original only added to the charm. It was so nice not to have s book filled with Caroline Bingley's pettiness and unnecessary angst. I enjoyed Lady Catherine's manner and even found the sterner Mr. Bennett engaging.
This is a great twist on a classic novel, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, that imagines very different fates for the various characters. Maria Grace provides a fun and consistently interesting story, and Elizabeth Klett does a great job voicing all of the many characters, from stern Admiral Bennet to the mischievous little boys to my favorite, Elizabeth Bennet.
Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
Klett is one of my favorite narrators. She has a beautiful voice and does a great job capturing the different characters. Her voice is soothing yet keeps you engaged.
I very much enjoyed the story. Initially, I found it confusing to have the names we associate with Pride and Prejudice connected to characters with different characteristics. My preference would have been to have this story but to use different names – it would have lessened my confusion. However, I take it that this was done to draw in fans of P and P or perhaps as some sort of fan fiction.
In any case, once I got over my initial confusion, I was engaged in this lovely story. The characters were at times amusing and charming. Just a delightful and relaxing audio!
I'm a voracious fiction reader/listener but focus mostly on Sci-fi, fantasy (urban and alternate & other world), and romance. A mixture of these is what I love to find. Sci-fi to challenge my mind, fantasy to make me grin, and romance to turn my mind off to.
In this adaptation, the shoe's on the other foot. When Admiral Bennett and his family enter Derbyshire, with their situation in life very different, it is they who jaded by the machinations of the Ton. New misunderstanding arise between characters that still feel genuine to Austen's version, even the with the loss of some characters any additional others.
What a wonderful story line!! Mr. Bennett had a backbone, Lady Catherine is very kind and generous and Darcy and Lizzy hit it off almost immediately....very enjoyable read!
It ranks among the top. Elizebeth Klett is one of my favorite narrator.
The ending was apt for the story. I was happy with it.
Yes i have listened to quite a few of them and i have loved them all. She has narrated this story exceptionally well with her voice modulation for different characters.
No extreme reaction. It was a simple and sweet story over all and i quite enjoyed listening to it.
I’ve usually never attempted to read a P&P fan fiction as I have a feeling that I would end up not liking it. Though this book seems like a P&P fanfic except for the names I didn’t find any similarities either story wise or character wise. The author has given an entirely new makeover to the story as well as for all the characters and I quite liked it (only if I stop comparing this to JA’s P&P)
Admiral Bennet and has two daughters Jane and Lizzy and twin sons and is quite a strict father and unreasonable at times as well who does not like Darcy for a son in law. The war of words between Lizzy and Darcy’s is quite less compared to Bennet and Darcy. The premises was quite different here and the whole story was carried nicely justifying each twists and turns. I loved the language too.
"Definitely different takes on certain characters."
It's in my top 10 of the JAFF audiobooks I have and I have a lot!
Strangely enough, Lady Catherine. You'll have to listen to (or read) the book to find out why!
Elizabeth Klett is the best narrator of JAFF audiobooks I've come across so far. She manages to make all of the characters distinct and does the male characters really well, which is not always easy for a female narrator. This in turn also gives the listener an insight into the characters that you might not get when just reading.
Can this be the real Lady Catherine de Bourgh?
I really enioyed listening to this audiobook. Elizabeth Klett is a masterful narrator. Maria Grace is a fantastic story teller. The two combined with a unique variation of the tale of Darcy and Elizabeth make a totally enjoyable listening experience.
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