We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet | [Colleen McCullough]

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Twenty years on, each of Mary's four sisters is settled in her own way: Jane has a happy marriage and a large family; Lizzie and Mr Darcy have a formidable social reputation; Lydia has a reputation of quite another kind; and Kitty is in demand in London's fashionable salons. Mary, however, is a changed woman, and newly independent of family obligations. Now she is afire with resolve - to publish a book revealing the ills of England and the plight of the poor.
Regular Price:$34.96
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The author of The Thorn Birds and The Touch returns with a dazzling new work ... a story of love, family, and independence.

Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth Bennet, who married Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. But what about Elizabeth's sister Mary? Master storyteller Colleen McCullough imagines a life for Mary Bennet 20 years after the events of Jane Austen's novel. Twenty years on, each of Mary's four sisters is settled in her own way: Jane has a happy marriage and a large family; Lizzie and Mr Darcy have a formidable social reputation; Lydia has a reputation of quite another kind; and Kitty is in demand in London's fashionable salons. Mary, however, is a changed woman, and newly independent of family obligations. Now she is afire with resolve - to publish a book revealing the ills of England and the plight of the poor. But the travels she undertakes to research her book will put her life in danger - and ultimately deliver her to the man who inspired her.

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet is both an exciting adventure and a cracking romance, and a work for every woman who has wanted to leave her mark on the world.

©2008 Colleen McCullough; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (15 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.8 (5 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (4 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    07-09-09
    07-09-09 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Highly Recommended"

    I was absolutely delighted with Colleen McCullough's continuation of the classic story of Pride & Prejudice. As I am such a great fan of P & P,I was skeptical at first but thoroughly enjoyed the story! Nicki Paull (Reader)executed the various characters beautifully! Highly Recommended

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Deb West Pennant Hills, Australia 06-14-12
    Deb West Pennant Hills, Australia 06-14-12

    Wife, mother, nanna, part time actor, avid reader, world traveller, golfer, bridge player, lover of life.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Independence for at least one Bennet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because I thought it was really well written and a great audible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the follow-on from Sense and Sensibility and Colleen McCullough did a grand job with it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had many favourite scenes in this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I wanted to listen to it all day


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the history associated with this story. Sometimes it was a little wordy but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Margaret Parkdale, Australia 10-30-10
    Margaret Parkdale, Australia 10-30-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Only a fan would enjoy."

    The style is in a similar vein to that used by Miss Austen - slow and ponderous. The characters are recognisable. Time has not made them any more pleasant than when Jane Austen first wrote about them!! Given I am not a huge fan of Austen novels I am not sure why I would choose to buy a sequel. Having finished listening to it I am even less sure of why I bothered!! In true Colleen McCullough fashion I concede it is well written with a good use of English and she pays due respect to the characterisation created by Jane Austen 200 years ago. If you like this style of writing then I am sure you will enjoy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.